Population 41,402 | www.village.bartlett.il.us
Dating to 1873, Bartlett is located east of Elgin and is divided among three counties. The community motto, “Progress with Pride”, is indicative of dynamic growth with respect to heritage. Top recreation spots include Villa Olivia Country Club and Ski Area, Apple Orchard Community Park, and the Bartlett Hills Golf Course.
Tourists and visitors to our community enjoy Bartlett’s bike paths, 3 golf courses, a ski hill at Villa Olivia, line dancing at the Cadillac Ranch, or the stunning beauty of North America’s largest traditional Hindu mandir, the B.A.P.S. Shri Swaminarayan.
Bartlett also has much to offer residents and visitors who enjoy the beauty of nature. The James “Pate” Phillip State Park and many acres of forest preserves and open space are located within the Village.
Population 37,527 | www.vil.carpentersville.il.us
Dating to 1837, such early businesses as Illinois Iron & Bolt Co. and Star Manufacturing, helped shape Carpentersville on the scenic Fox River. The Meadowdale subdivision brought “suburbs” to the Fox Valley in the 1950’s and 1060’s. For a first-rate walleye fishing area, try the Carpentersville Dam Forest Preserve along Lincoln Ave.
Population 3,111 | www.eastdundee.net
Centered on Route 72, East Dundee is the site of the nationally prominent Haeger Potteries, and the historic Milk Pail Restaurant and Entertainment Complex with its intriguing French Country Market and quaint shops. A summer favorite is Santa’s Village Theme Park and adjacent Racing Rapids Park. While hiking, inline skating or biking the northern extension of the 36-mile Fox River Trail, take a breather at the downtown Dundee Township Visitors Center on North River Street.
Population 104,288 | www.cityofelgin.com
Elgin honors its distinctive heritage with well-maintained museums, historic districts, parks and a movement towards renovation and architectural preservation of its downtown and riverfront area.
Boasting the two-time award winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra, The Hemmens Cultural Center and Elgin Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, Elgin is also home to the largest riverboat revenue producer in the state, The Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino.
With easy access from the I-90 Tollway, a variety of excellent accommodations, multiple sports complex locations, and 1200 acres of parks welcomes visitors to this Northern Fox Valley hub.
Population 6,364 | www.villageofgilberts.com
Once called Rutlandville and later, Gilbert’s Station, Gilberts was home to the largest brick and tile factory in Illinois. Incorporated as Gilberts in 1890, this beautiful village is a mix of historic homes, new residential and a growing industrial area.
Population 4,000 | www.hampshireil.org
First known as Henpeck, Hampshire is an attractive growing community offering the charms of a rural environment. Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch is terrific for picking your favorite pumpkin while enjoying the fall festivities. Thousands attend the annual four day mid-summer Coon Creek Country Days.
Population 3,673 | www.sleepy-hollow.il.us
The rustic quality of Sleepy Hollow has been carefully protected by its rural ambiance rich in green space. A ride by the Headless Horseman and a festive bonfire marks the onset of Halloween in the Hollow.
Population 20,978 | www.southelgin.com
Nestled along the Fox River, South Elgin has maintained a small town “feel” to its fast growing community. This fall, travel via trolley to pick out your pumpkin at the Fox Valley Trolley Museum on Route 31 or experience the annual authentic Oktoberfest celebration.
Population 7,953 | www.wdundee.org
Tree-lined streets and a quaint downtown welcome visitors to cornerstone dining venues and specialty shops, including Emmett’s Brewing Company, an award-winning brewer of craft beers, Francesca’s Campagna and The Village Squire.
Spring Hill Mall, accessible from both Route 31 and Route, 72, offers great shopping and entertainment. It is the largest enclosed mall within the greater Elgin area, with 40 national retailers that are unique to the trade area.
Historic Downtown West Dundee features numerous examples of 19th century architecture and places of historical interest. The Dundee Township Historical Society Museum, which highlights the famous former resident detective Allan Pinkerton, is of special interest to history lovers.
Recreation opportunities are around every corner, from Randall Oaks, featuring a Golf Club, Rec Center, Barnyard Zoo and much more, to the Riverwalk along the Fox River and numerous neighborhood parks. Leafs Ice Centre west of Randall Road is the most modern skating facility in NW Chicago area for instruction, competition and recreation.
Overnight visitors may choose from the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott and TownePlace Suites on Route 31 near the I-90 Tollway, or the Mansion Bed & Breakfast, nestled away in Old Town West Dundee.