The Village of Palatine has mastered the art of balance. The growing community has a healthy mix of residents who enjoy its friendly suburban lifestyle and businesses that fuel the local economy.
Palatine’s location, 30 minutes from the Chicago Loop, is attractive to residents and businesses alike for its convenient access to the city and wide-open spaces.
The Village embraces growth to support a wealth of amenities and services. The Palatine Park District has 28 parks, an 18-hole golf course and a variety of classes from fitness and sports to arts and crafts. Bicycle riders enjoy the Village’s scenic four-mile trail through parks, residential areas and nearby Deer Grove Forest Preserve.
A modern YMCA, large bowling alley and sports facilities are also popular; along with the Salt Creek Rural Park District, which is shared with two area communities. Salt Creek offers fishing, boating, a nine-hole golf course and numerous youth programs.
Palatine’s downtown business district, along with 30-some shopping areas, make it both charming and self-sufficient for residents. Restaurants include a mix of local favorites – from classic Italian eateries to upscale breweries – as well as a variety of local bars. The Village hosts several street festivals and a popular farmer’s market.
The Palatine Public Library is rated among the top five in the country; and public schools here are highly rated. High school students attend Palatine High School and William Fremd High School. The community also has several private schools and is home to Harper Community College.
Recent years have brought several new developments – from commercial developments to single-family and multi-family homes to the Village. Newer townhomes and condominiums in a variety of styles are a short walk from the Metra station.
Commuters with express access to the Chicago Loop with the Palatine Metra station. Residents also have access to major highways including I-90, Route 53. U.S. highways 12 and 14 provide convenient access to nearby rural areas. In addition, Chicago Executive Airport nearby offers private and corporate aircraft services.