The village of Schaumburg encompasses almost 20 square miles in northeastern Illinois, and is located approximately 28 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Home to Woodfield Mall, one of the nation's largest shopping malls, as well as the Motorola headquarters, Schaumburg is home to expansive commercial, industrial and residential development.
Schaumburg was first settled by Sauk, Fox, Potawatomi and Kickapoo Native American tribes, and by the mid-1800s, the first German immigrants began settling in the area. Originally called Sarah's Grove after a grove of woods, the community was ultimately named after Schaumburg County in Germany, a nod to the vast history of German residents that comprised the community. Schaumburg was officially incorporated as a village in 1956.
Students are served by Township School District 54, which has been the recipient of Blue Ribbon Awards. The village also consists of Township High School District 211, which includes Schaumburg High School. Schaumburg has a train station along Metra's Milwaukee District West Line, which runs directly to Chicago's Union Station. The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway also runs through the community, providing easy access to Chicago.
Housing stock in Schaumburg includes single-family homes, such as ranch homes and split-levels, and condominiums. The average sales price of a single-family home in Schaumburg was $258,921 in 2012, while the average condominium cost $108,326 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).
Many favorite Chicago restaurants can be found in Schaumburg, including Pizzeria Uno, P.F. Chang's, Rainforest Caf