Elgin Guide

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Welcome to Elgin

Elgin is located on the Fox River, about 35 miles west of Chicago. Home to over 110,000 residents, Elgin is the 8th largest city in Illinois and one of the fastest-growing.

Downtown Elgin is the true heart of the city. Festival Park is both a neighborhood park and a year-round entertainment venue. Millions of people a year visit the Grand Victoria Casino, Gail Borden Library, and Hemmens Cultural Center. The downtown area is also known for its historic architecture and landmarks from the Victorian era.

The real estate market in Elgin is healthy, but because of constrained inventory, there are more interested buyers than homes for sale. The average sales price for single family homes increased by 3.5% in the past year. Learn more about home prices, sales, and inventory in the Elgin real estate market.

The "City in the Suburbs", cultural diversity, vibrant downtown, historic district, unique neighborhoods, and both newer and established subdivisions.
The Grand Victoria Casino, Hemmens Cultural Center, Festival Park, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and dozens of special events make Elgin a Midwest destination for entertainment.
Elgin has three golf courses, biking, and walking trails, recreation centers, aquatic facilities, a zoo, museums, and dozens of parks and forest preserves.
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Elgin is home to Elgin Community College, Judson University, and a campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Located in the Fox Valley

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Elgin Illinois Tower Building BRIX Picks

The Elgin Tower Building originally the Home Banks Building, is a historic office building in downtown Elgin. The tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

Elgin Illinois Pioneer Family Memorial BRIX Picks

This life-size bronze statue depicts a pioneer family moving across the Illinois prairie to settle the new frontier. The memorial is located on the Fox River Trail at the Kimball Street Bridge.

Elgin Illinois Walton Island Park BRIX Picks

Walton Island, located just south of the Elgin Dam on the Fox River in downtown Elgin, provides walking paths, fishing opportunities and a pavilion shelter for special events.

Elgin Home Sales and Prices

Each data point is the past 12 months of activity.

Single Family Homes

Townhomes and Condos

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