Welcome to Palatine
Located in both Cook and Lake Counties, the village of Palatine offers its 67,900 residents a one-of-a-kind locale where everyone can live, work, and play. Though it might be just 45 minutes away from Chicago, Palatine feels like a world of its own thanks to a picturesque downtown, a packed calendar of community events, and verdant parks for recreation. The homes here are nothing short of spectacular, so there's something for every budget and lifestyle.
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At a Glance
Major roads: US-14, US-12, I-290
Chicago O'Hare International Airport: 17 minutes
Chicago: 50 minutes
Barrington: 12 minutes
County: Cook and Lake
Zip codes: 60067, 60074, 60078, 60094, 60095, 60173, 60195
Median home value: $332,759
Spotlights of Palatine
If you want to get to know your neighbors in Palatine, be sure to attend StreetFest each year at the end of August. This massive gathering celebrates the town's unique culture with food, games, and plenty of activities in the heart of Downtown Palatine. Don't forget to check out the live music stage to jam out to some local tunes, too!
Don't be put off by its interesting name—Durty Nellie's is arguably the most popular gastropub and music venue in all of Palatine! Since opening its doors in 1972, this famed restaurant offers the most extensive beer selection outside of Chicago, and there's no better place to watch the Bears football game. You can even stop by to watch cover bands or hit the dance floor!
Deer Grove Centre
Ready to shop 'til you drop? Deer Grove Center—located in northern Palatine—features everything you could possibly want or need. Target, Hobby Lobby, Petco, TJMaxx, and Home Depot are just a few of the major names you'll find in this retail hub. Once you work up an appetite, just stop by Kosta's Gyros for a little pick-me-up.
What You'll LOVE in Palatine
While it might showcase all the conveniences of a big city, Palatine remains a small town at heart—and residents wouldn't have it any other way! Check out a few more perks that come with living in Palatine.
Thanks to its ideal location just 45 minutes from Chicago, Palatine offers diverse job opportunities for its residents. Allstate, Boeing, Caterpillar, and Kraft Heinz are just a few major employers headquartered in the Chicago area. However, if you don't want to commute into the city, the local school districts and the United States Postal Service employ thousands of locals.
Though Palatine possesses the amenities of a modern city, you'll have no trouble unwinding in the serenity of nature. Golfers love the area's top public and private courses—be sure to hit the links at Palatine Hills or Twin Lakes. The Paul Douglas Preserve provides opportunities for remote hikes and bird watching, as well as cycling. You'll also find plenty of locals trekking along the lake at Riemer Reservoir Park.
Children living in Palatine attend the Community Consolidated School District 15 for elementary and middle school and Township High School District 211 for high school. Between both districts, Palatine is home to 14 schools, as well as three private and three independent institutions. Many graduates go on to attend Harper Community College or one of Chicago's many universities.
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If Palatine sounds like the right community for you, we'd love to help you find a home that checks all your boxes! Contact the Morrison Home Team today to start your search—we're always here to lend a helping hand!
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