About Arlington Heights

About Arlington Heights

About the Arlington Heights, Illinois Area

Arlington Heights, 27 miles northwest of the Loop, is a community that defines the word “home”. From its affordable housing to its educational opportunities to its business climate, the village has built and maintained a high standard of living.

The community has one of the finest and most extensive park districts in the state, having twice won the prestigious National Gold Medal for Excellence from the National Sports Foundation. There are five community centers in the village, each with an outdoor pool, gymnasium and meeting rooms.

Elementary students attend districts 21, 23, 25, 57 and 59. There are nine schools that make up Arlington Heights district 25. Students at the elementary level are given instruction in fine arts, physical education and life skills in addition to their regular curriculum. The middle school curriculum includes classes in foreign languages and practical arts. District 59, also located in Arlington Heights, consists of 10 elementary and 3 middle schools.

High school students attend district 214, spreading out to Rolling Meadows, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, John Hersey and Prospect high schools.

Commuters can reach the I-290 Expressway or the Northwest Tollway (I-90) via I-53. It takes about 45 minutes to reach O’Hare and an hour to reach Midway airport.

There are two Metra train stops in the village – one at Arlington Park Racecourse. A trip to the Loop about 35 minutes express and 45 minutes local. Local bus service is also available.

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