The Town Of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
ChicagoRelo.com is your source for information on Hoffman Estates. If your moving to Hoffman Estates or just visiting, you will find all kinds of information on real estate, schools, areas, parks, churches, crime, things to do, places to visit, local businesses, dining, and much more!Hoffman Estates is a community of business, a community of fun and a community of heart…and the Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of all three; serving members, residents, and the community. Residents of this northwestern suburb enjoy community projects such as:
Community Guide: This annual publication features highlights of the Hoffman Estates community with a complete list of Chamber businesses.
Tools for Success: This Chamber-sponsored community drive collects thousands of dollars worth of new school supplies for distribution to area needy school children each year.
Scholarships: Yearly cash scholarships are available to Chamber members, their employees and immediate families.
Building a strong business base: The Chamber’s many programs and services all contribute to strengthening the business community which in turn provides close-to-home jobs, shopping and services.
Relocation Packets: This packet provides new residents and new employees with helpful information about the community and its many resources.
Fishing Derby: Fishing enthusiasts of all ages have the opportunity to compete for cash and prizes on a Saturday in June…and enjoy a great family event right in their own hometown!
Random Acts of Kindness: A great opportunity to remember that a little caring goes a long way. The Chamber celebrates this national event by coordinating delivery of Valentines made by local school children to shut-ins and elderly residents in the community.
Santa’s Arrival: Kids of all ages look forward to SantaÕs arrival at local shopping centers on a gleaming red fire truck. Santa has time for an unhurried talk with little ones, and parents are invited to bring a camera to take pictures.
Business Under the Big Top: The perfect opportunity for residents to learn more about local businesses and the products and services they offer, all under a ‘Big Top.’ This community event also offers family attractions, entertainment and safety awareness exhibits.
|Armstrong School||1320 Kingsdale Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL60194||(847) 885-6750||Elementary Schools|
|Fairview School||375 Arizona Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL60194||(847) 885-6764||Elementary Schools|
|Frank C Whiteley School||4335 Haman Ave, Hoffman Estates, IL60195||(847) 963-7200||Elementary Schools|
|Lakeview School||615 Lakeview Ln, Hoffman Estates, IL60194||(847) 885-6774||Elementary Schools|
|Lincoln Prairie School||500 Hillcrest Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL60195||(847) 885-6766||Elementary Schools|
|Mac Arthur School||1800 Chippendale Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL60195||(847) 885-6776||Elementary Schools|
|Muir School||1973 Kensington Ln, Hoffman Estates, IL60195||(847) 885-6778||Elementary Schools|
|Thomas Jefferson School||3805 Winston Dr Hoffman Estates, IL 60195||(847) 963-5400||Elementary Schools|
|Hoffman Estates High School||1100 W Higgins Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL60195||(847) 755-5600||High Schools|
|J B Conant High School||700 E Cougar Trl, Hoffman Estates, IL60194||(847) 885-4366||High Schools|
|Eisenhower Jr High School||800 Hassell Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL60195||(847) 885-6760||Middle Schools|
Hoffman Estates History
Schaumburg Township including Hoffman Estates remained a rural farming community until the 1950’s. In 1950 the population was 1,080 and Elgin was the major economic center. Sam and Jack Hoffman, of Father and Son Construction, purchased a 160 acre piece of land east of Roselle Road between Golf and Higgins Roads in 1954. After an additional 600 acres were purchased, they had the first 40 acres rezoned into 10,000 square foot home sites. In late 1955, the first homeowners began to move into the new subdivision. The homes sold for $14,500. The construction company also donated two park sites and four church sites and they also began to build the first school. Residents voted to incorporate as the Village Hoffman Estates on September 19, 1959. The incorporated area was just under three square miles and the population was 8,000.
The first land that was annexed to the Village of Hoffman Estates was just north of the tollway. This happened in the beginning of 1961. By 1962, 2,000 more acres were annexed. These annexations more than doubled the size of the incorporated land area. In the end, the village accumulated 4,080 acres of forest preserve. That was one-third of its total area.
In 1963, Hoffman Estates formed the Industrial Inducement Committee, while Schaumburg made plans for residential and commercial development. Then in 1965, the Thomas Engineering Company moved in. Other plans didn’t work out when land that Hoffman Estates was planning to use for industry was taken over by Poplar Creek Forest Preserve. They did have a five year plan for commercial development on Roselle Road, between Golf and Higgins Road. The Hoffman Plaza Shopping Center never did measure up to Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall.
In 1978, the Village incorporated vacant land in Barrington Township. They planned to use it for industrial development. Sears, Roebuck & Co. relocated its 5,000 employee Merchandise Group to the 7,180 acre Prairie Stone Business Park in 1992. It was one of the largest corporate centers in the northwest suburbs. This business park is also the site of Northern Illinois University’s branch campus. Population more than doubled between 1970-1990. It went from 22,238 to 46,561 and then it grew to 49,495 in the year 2000.”
Hoffman Estates Trivia & Fun Facts
Ancestries: German (22.3%), Irish (15%), Polish (13.6%), Italian (11%), English (5.5%), Swedish (3%)
Elevation is 780 feet
Hoffman Estates’ historical tornado activity is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.
Algrims Funeral Home in Hoffman Estates is located off Golf Road. Many are said to have sen mysterious lights in the area at night. Close neighbors in the area claim to this day that they see a black horse enter the parking lot and disappear at random.
Important Information For Hoffman Estates:
Vehicle stickers are not required for passenger vehicles. Village ordinance does, however, require stickers for vehicles used for commercial purposes, such as limousines.
New residents must obtain pet licenses immediately for all dogs and cats six months of age and older. Licenses must be obtained before May 1 of each year and expire on April 30 of the following year. Proof of a current rabies inoculation is required before a pet license will be issued. Those with unlicensed pets are subject to a citation.