Algonquin Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Illinois
Known as the “Gem of the Fox River Valley,” the village of Algonquin is a thriving, expanding community in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. This turn-of-the-century village on the banks of the Fox River is home to many lovely and quaint antique shops, restaurants, and bed and breakfast inns. Approximately 40 miles north of Chicago and 30 miles from O’Hare International Airport, Algonquin is a beautiful, safe, family-oriented community with a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities.
The town maintains jogging and biking paths and a municipal pool site that offers swimming lessons. Its numerous parks are home to playgrounds, football and soccer fields, basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts, picnic areas and even an ice skating rink! Lake Braewood, Willoughby Farms Park and the overlook at Riverfront Park are excellent places for fishing.
Algonquin offers a strong and renowned public education system for school-aged residents and there are several colleges and universities in proximity. Many employment opportunities are available in manufacturing, retail trade, and educational, health and social services. And jobs can also be found in the professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services industries.