About Elk Grove Village
Elk Grove Village encompasses almost 11 square miles in northeastern Illinois near O'Hare International Airport. 3,600 businesses are located in the Elk Grove Village Business Park, the largest contiguous industrial park in the United States.
Elk Grove's first settlers, New England farmers, arrived in 1834 and were soon followed by German immigrant farmers in 1848. During World War II, Douglas Aircraft built a military transport plant adjacent to the Elk Grove area, and the coveted land eventually became O'Hare International Airport. Originally named for the elk brought to the area by German farmer Johann Busse in the 1920s, Elk Grove Village was incorporated in 1956 and has a current population of approximately 35,000 residents.
Elk Grove boasts one of the lowest property tax rates in the northwest suburbs. The community is served by state and national award-winning schools within the Elk Grove Township Elementary School District 59, Community Consolidated School District 54 and Elk Grove High School. Home to over 3,600 businesses and service organizations, Elk Grove Village is a thriving residential and business community. Transportation is convenient thanks to several Interstate highways including the Jane Addams Memorial Expressway, Eisenhower Expressway, Veteran's Memorial Tollway and the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway.
The average 2012 sales price of a home in Elk Grove Village was $234,623 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).
Screenwriter Bill Kelly, Smashing Pumpkins lead singer and guitarist Billy Corgan, Chicago Blackhawks president John McDonough and former MLB player and Chicago Cubs broadcast analyst Dave Otto have all called Elk Grove Village home.