The Village of Schaumburg straddles Cook and DuPage Counties. Commuters to Downtown Chicago use the Northwest Tollway (I-90), or I-290 via the Eisenhower Expressway, and the METRA Commuter Rail Trains on their daily commute to Downtown Chicago and The Loop. O’Hare International Airport is only about 10 miles southeast. Future METRA plans also call for a Suburban Transit Access Route, with a terminal to be located north along the Northwest Tollway.
Schaumburg is home to over 73,000 residents and was once considered one of the Top 10 places to live in the USA in 2006 due to its abundance of amenities, among which are many shopping options, strong schools systems, and modestly-affluent residential areas, plus a booming commercial area. Today, Schaumburg homes for sale still offers many pleasing amenities for people who are looking to relocate to a vibrant community.
Schaumburg's transition from a rural community to that of a suburban metropolis began with Alfred Campanelli's first large-scale suburban-style development in 1959 and the
, the third largest mall in America in terms of shopping area, which opened on September 9, 1971.
By 1980, Schaumburg had expanded to 18.3 square miles in land area, and its population had grown to over 53,000 residents. During the early to mid 1980s, however, development focused on large corporate office buildings and the emerging Woodfield Regional Center along Golf Road. The late 1980s witnessed the vast expansion of small manufacturing and warehouse uses in the industrial and business parks in the village's northeast and southwest quadrants. Other developments such as large manufacturing facilities, commercial retail centers, and large suite hotels grew rapidly in the 1980s.
By 1990, available land for residential development was becoming scarce causing the rate of population grows to slow. The population in 1990 had grown to 68,586 and although this was still an impressive growth rate, it soon became clear that Schaumburg was nearing residential build-out and that future population growth was disappearing.
Schaumburg’s office development in the 1990s had also slowed, however commercial market enjoyed significant expansion during this period, having witnessed the development of 2.0 million square feet of commercial space which also included a variety of retail businesses.
The fall of 1993 saw the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway open, which connected Schaumburg to neighboring communities to the southwest and Interstate 290 to the southeast. It also provides convenient access to Spectrum Industrial Park and the nearby
Schaumburg Regional Airport
which was purchased in 1994 and expanded in 1995.
In July 2004 construction began on the
Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center
on a 45 acre site at Meacham Road and I-90. This multi-use complex opened in July, 2006 and has incorporated a convention center with over 100,000 sq. ft of exhibition space and a 500-room hotel. This new hotel/convention center has propelled Schaumburg into a new level of commercial trade and tourism.
The public elementary schools and junior high schools in Schaumburg are operated by Community Consolidated School District 54. This school district is funded through sales tax income imposed on the many businesses in Schaumburg. However, Schaumburg high schools fall within Township High School District 211.
Schaumburg has become the retail commercial hub of the northwest suburbs with only the City of Chicago surpassing it in retail sales in Illinois. The village presents shopping opportunities several areas including the Woodfield Mall. It also has many other opportunities for entertainment such as Medieval Times, Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, and the village offers many restaurants for dining pleasure. For baseball lovers, the village is also the home of the Schaumburg Flyers, a Northern League baseball team whose ballpark, Alexian Field, is located near the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway.
Opportunities for an exciting new life for you and your family await you in Schaumburg. So, if you are considering relocation to the Chicagoland area, you will want to be sure to check out Schaumburg homes for sale for your next home.