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Overview of Prospect Heights

A young city that is developing quickly into one of the premier areas of Chicago's northwest suburbs, Prospect Heights, IL is one of the best places in the Land of Lincoln to call home.

With its excellent schools, blooming business community, and high quality of life, many families are quickly finding their way into Prospect Heights apartments for rent. Many residents here enjoy a high median household income and low crime, according to City-Data. The area is also well  connected to many highways, commuter trains, and O'Hare International Airport, making it a great choice for families who want a small-town atmosphere but still long to be close to everything a big city has to offer.

Living in Prospect Heights, IL

The city got its start in 1935 when two young land developers, Carlton Smith and Allen Dawson, made their way to the area and built their farms right outside the bustling city of Chicago. During the 1960s, the housing boom reached Prospect Heights and the city was incorporated. On January 31, 1976, more than forty years after the first families moved in, the city became its own.

Today, the city continues to grow both commercially and residentially, showing great promise for the future. According to 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Prospect Heights is home to more than 16,000 residents, and that number is expected to climb as more people find out about this fantastic city.

Prospect Heights Attractions and Special Events

One of the biggest events held every summer in Prospect Heights is their annual Summer Block Party, a day-long festival that features children's activities, a silent auction, poolside games, a dunk tank, a beer garden, and live musical entertainment.

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