Algonquin is a great place for students. The areaís school system, Community Unit School District 300, is of high quality and there are a number of post-secondary educational facilities nearby. McHenry County College, Elgin Community College, William Rainey Harper College, Wheaton College, and Northwestern University are all less than an hourís drive from Algonquin.
Each summer the Village of Algonquin hosts a summer concert series, held along the Fox River at Riverfront Park. Residents bring a blanket, picnic dinner, family and friends, and enjoy free music!
The Golf Club of Illinois, a public, challenging 18-hole course, accommodates golfers of all skill levels. Classes and programs are also offered throughout the year and include trips to shows, acting camps, volleyball and basketball camps, arts and crafts, family fun nights and programs for seniors.
Also located less than an hour from Algonquin is one of the countryís most exciting cities. Cubsí games, world-class dining, shopping and entertainment as well as several outstanding museums are all easily accessible to Algonquin residents by driving to the world-famous city of Chicago.