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Mount Prospect, IL

Mount Prospect, IL

Mount Prospect, IL

Moving to Mount Prospect, IL?
Mount Prospect, IL is a friendly town considered part of the Central Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. With a population of around 57,000, Mount Prospect is one of 19 Chicago suburbs with a population over 50,000. The terrain of Illinois is known for its consistent flatness for miles in every direction; however, there are occasional higher altitudes. Mount Prospect is actually just a slightly higher ground than the surrounding area (about 100 feet higher in elevation). Despite its namesake, Mount Prospect is by no means mountainous.

Are you moving to Mount Prospect, IL to start a new job or attend one of the area colleges for the first time? You will soon find that you picked a great place for home base! Mount Prospect, IL couldn’t be more convenient for commuting, traveling, working, and playing. If you are moving to Mount Prospect, IL to raise a family, start a new business, get your degree, or start your career, you will soon fall in love with the location and inviting atmosphere. Hundreds of transplants from all over the world make Mount Prospect home, and you are sure to find plenty of wonderful neighbors who have been in this city their entire lives and would be happy to show you the ropes.

Moving to Mount Prospect, IL--Your New Environment

  • Climate -- Be ready for frequent lake-effect snowstorms coupled with frigid temperatures throughout the winter. That’s the downside. The payoff comes during crisp early autumn and the many gorgeous summer nights enjoyed by residents of the area.
  • Transportation -- Cars are optional throughout Chicagoland, but most suburban dwellers keep at least one vehicle. If air travel is a mainstay in your personal or professional life, you are sure to love moving to Mount Prospect, IL. It is just a few miles north of O’Hare International Airport -- the second busiest airport in the the U.S.
  • Education -- Moving to Mount Prospect, means moving to an area that hosts an unprecedented wealth of educational opportunities. Whether you just want to take some night courses in the culinary arts, or you want to get a medical degree from an Ivy League university, there are a plethora of options in this area.
  • Recreation -- Locals boast of what has become known as the number one theater district in the country (even better than Broadway in New York).  Chicago’s downtown theater options include dozens of live performance venues, including five different Tony Award-winning theaters.
  • Shopping -- Mount Prospect is at the center of the action for premier shopping options for the tri-state area. Check out Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. The best!
  • Food -- A few years into moving to Mount Prospect, IL, you are sure to be a pizza expert. This region is known for their delicious and unique pizza, hot dogs, and Italian beef sandwiches. Ask your new neighbors to make a recommendation!

Moving to Mount Prospect, IL--Bookmarks
Adopt a Pet Locally
Public Library
Public Schools
City Website
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The service center for Mount Prospect, IL is located in Des Plaines, IL.

Information about Mount Prospect, IL

Est. Population: 54167
County: Cook
Latitude: 42.0667
Longitude: -87.9333
Zip Codes: 60056