Welcome to Schaumburg
This bustling Chicago suburb is situated northwest of the city and attracts residents from all walks of life—from young professionals to retirees. This community is considered to be one of the best suburbs in Illinois, largely because of its family-friendly atmosphere, proximity to Chicago, and surplus of entertainment, eclectic eateries, and boutique shopping. Only forty minutes from the city, Schaumburg makes it possible to enjoy fast-paced living and urban amenities in a contemporary suburb. Many residents choose to own their homes, but you’ll also find polished mid-rise apartments with private amenities for smaller carbon footprint living.
What to Love
- Up-tempo suburbia
- Hands-on learning at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
- Highly-rated public schools
- Taking a morning stroll through Ned Brown Preserve
- Active, engaged community
People & Lifestyle
Schaumburg attracts an eclectic group of residents who love its compelling blend of charming, subdued suburbia and upbeat, lively lifestyle. With all the typical perks of the suburbs, including well-lit streets and highly-acclaimed schools, Schaumburg appeals to growing families in search of a place to settle down. However, Schaumburg is also popular with young professionals in search of an easy commute to Chicago, while empty-nesters relish the zen peace of a smaller community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The heart of Schaumburg’s shopping is Woodfield Mall
, the largest shopping mall in the state. The Woodfield Mall directory boasts many recognizable brands in both men’s and women’s apparel as well as a plethora of dining options, such as Texas de Brazil and Stan’s Donuts & Coffee. Woodfield also offers more than just shopping. Nearby LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
is a family-focused amusement center with themed rides and activities inspired by LEGO. Catch a flick at the 4D cinema or let the kids sit in on a class at the Master Builder Academy while you take a break at the on-site coffee shop.
Award-winning Chicago Prime Steakhouse
is one of Schaumburg’s favorite upscale eateries. This white-tablecloth restaurant takes fine dining to the next level with fireside dining and a robust menu of prime steaks and seafood. The Capital Grille’s
iconic menu pairs well with their swanky dining room. This steakhouse serves dry-aged steaks alongside wines from their premium cellars. Clink drinks at Lynfred Winery
, an ivy-covered tasting room with handcrafted charcuterie boards and a pristine selection of reds, whites, and roses.
Things to Do
Each year during Labor Day weekend, the Village of Schaumburg hosts Schaumburg Septemberfest
, a three-day free-to-enter celebration with arts and crafts, carnival rides, and plenty of craft beers and wine. Grab tickets to the ball field and head over to Schaumburg Boomers Stadium
during the summer for a baseball game.
If you need a little TLC, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
is an acclaimed hotel with upscale amenities, including an on-site coffeehouse, a casual eatery, and an elevated steakhouse that makes it the perfect place for a stylish staycation. Getting outdoors is easy in Schaumburg with nearby Ned Brown Preserve
. Sometimes colloquially called Busse Woods, this 3,700-acre woodland area is home to grazing elks, peaceful lakes, and plenty of trails so that you can see it all. Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm
is a living museum that preserves a centuries-old working farm. The park is beloved for birdwatching, hiking, and writing en plein air in addition to being a deeply resonating cultural experience.
Schaumburg prioritizes student learning, and schools in this community are highly ranked. A few of Schaumburg’s most notable educational institutions include:
- James B. Conant High School, 9-12
- Schaumburg High School, 9-12
- Fremd High School, 9-12