About Palatine

About Palatine

About the Palatine and Inverness, Illinois Areas 

Palatine and Inverness, 30 miles northwest of the loop, are villages that attract house hunters looking for a family community with recreational diversity and convenient access to Chicago.

The small town appeal of Palatine’s downtown district, with its attractive historic structures, disguises the fact that the business community is prospering.

Additionally Palatine features 28 parks covering 623 acres. Recreational opportunities are numerous and Deer Grove Forest Preserve and Crabtree Nature Center are nearby. There are four public swimming pools in Palatine and five golf courses in, or near, the community. The Northwest Special Recreation association is active there are sponsors a number of programs for residents.

The Inverness Park district maintains three parks of its own.

Originally designed as a rural getaway for young families wanting small homes on large lots, Inverness now boasts some of the most expensive homes in the Chicago area. There is no retail and little commercial activity in Inverness, so residents rely upon Palatine for their shopping needs. They also have easy access to area malls and shopping districts.

Community Consolidated school district 15 serves elementary students in both Palatine and the Palatine Township areas of Inverness.

High schoolers in both Palatine and Inverness attend high school district 211. William Fremd and Palatine High School are both located in Palatine.

Students in the Barrington Township area of Inverness attend Barrington district 220 schools.

Illinois 53 borders Palatine on the east, connecting with the Northwest Tollway (I-90) and the North-South Tollway (I-355). The Loop is an hour drive from Palatine. Midway Airport is a 60 minute drive, while O’Hare is 20 minutes away.

From Inverness commuters have a 70 minute drive to the Loop, and 80-minute drive to Midway and O’Hare is 30 minutes.

Commuters from both Palatine and Inverness may board express rail service in Palatine for a 40 minute trip to the Loop. Local trains take one hour. Buses also operate in the area.

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