Follow the Fox River as it winds its way through northeastern Kane County and you will travel through the heart of South Elgin. Founded in 1897, South Elgin is roughly 40 miles northwest of Chicago and is a thriving and friendly community of 16,100 residents.
South Elgin grew from a rural farming community and railroad depot to a peaceful, friendly neighborhood. In the late 1990s South Elgin experienced a tremendous growth burst of 3,000 individuals and has nearly tripled in size since the 1980s. Expansion along the northwest economic development corridor continues offering many employment opportunities, especially along the Randall Road commercial corridor that stretches for more than a mile.
Fishing, biking and strolling are popular along the river and residents enjoy over 175 acres of neighborhood parks and the amenities of the Jon Duer Forest Preserve along Rt. 31. Residents enjoy a median household income of $67,323. Children attend either the nearby St. Charles Community Unit School District #303 or the U-46 public school system.
The Village's older homes straddle the picturesque Fox River. Homeowners enjoy a 7.24 property tax rate with homes valued from $154,000 up to $500,000. However, newer neighborhoods lie to the west, including the upscale Thornwood subdivision that is comprised of more than 1,000 custom homes that range in price up to one million dollars.
O'Hare International airport is roughly 40 minutes away, while local air traffic also has the convenience of DuPage County airport on Rt. 64, just six miles south of town. Daily commuters have access to Metra train service at nearby Elgin and Bartlett stations. In addition the Northwest Tollway, I-90 has access ramps at Rt. 31 and Randall Road.