About Mount Prospect
The Village of Mount Prospect is a nationally-acclaimed community with small-town charm and tree-lined streets.
Once rated one of the “Top 50 Places to Live” in the United States by Money magazine, Mount Prospect is known for its great housing, high-performing schools, and outstanding services.
The village is 20 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and boasts approximately 400 acres of parks and recreation facilities, including four park districts. Residents enjoy an outdoor wave pool, two golf courses, a miniature golf course, outdoor skating rinks, playgrounds, sports fields, and tennis courts.
The recently renovated downtown features brick-paved streetscapes, wrought-iron lamp posts, and colorful flowers and landscaping. It’s also the site of row houses, townhomes, and condominiums as well as restaurants, entertainment, retail, spas, and service providers. Every summer, the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce invites residents and guests to enjoy music, food and fun at the annual Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party. Fridays on the Green help residents take advantage of the warm weather with free outdoor concerts throughout the summer.
Mount Prospect has several award-winning school districts, such as Mount Prospect School District 57 and River Trails School District 26, that serve the village. Residents have access to public transportation via two Metra and PACE Bus.