Located outside of Chicago, Bartlett, Illinois is a smaller city that has a wonderful atmosphere. Living here is great because the town is small and cozy, homes for sale are plentiful and affordable, and jobs are available locally and in surrounding towns. This is becoming a bedroom community for both Elgin and Chicago and is a great place to raise a family outside of the city, while being close to the city for all its perks.
Bartlett Homes for Sale
When it comes to real estate, Bartlett Illinois really has been doing well for the past decade. Homes prices surged during the early 2000s, but have since dropped back down a bit. That means that although lots of Bartlett real estate is being sold, now is a good time to get in and buy a home while prices are more affordable.
For instance, in 2000 there were 121 home permits sold at an average cost of $165,800. In 2001 there were 123 building permits sold at an average price of $175,100 and in 2002 there were 226 new family home permits sold at an average price of $175,500. In 2003 133 permits were sold at an average price of $198,200 and in 2004 the number of permits jumped to 354 while the price fell to $153,300. In 2005 the number of single family homes built jumped significantly again to 511 while home prices fell to $144,500. So, while the last couple years have seen the number of homes built going up, the actual price of most homes is going down. Now is a great time to look for Bartlett homes for sale.
Communities Surrounding Barlett Illinois
There are lots of close by cities to Bartlett that makes living in the area convenient to most necessities. The biggest city with more than 50,000 people is Elgin that is just eight miles away. Chicago is the biggest city with a population over 200,000 and it is just 37 miles away, which makes commuting very easy and convenient. Other cities include Streamwood, Hanover Park, Wayne, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Roselle, Elgin, and South Elgin. All of these cities are within eight miles of Bartlett.
Bartlett, Illinois has several colleges and universities nearby. These include William Rainey Harper College, Elgin Community College, Devry Institute of Technology, Wheaton College, Benedictine University, and College of Dupage.
The local high school is Bartlett High School. Middle and primary schools include Eastview Middle School, Centennial School, Bartlett Elementary School, Sycamore Trails Elementary School, and Prairie View Elementary School among others.
The industries in Bartlett include manufacturing, social, education and health services, retail, management, waste management services, administrative, finance, real estate, rental, and more. Many individuals also choose to live in Bartlett and commute to the bigger cities of Elgin or Chicago.