Arlington Heights

The Town Of Arlington Heights, Illinois is your source for information on Arlington Heights. If your moving to Arlington Heights 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!Arlington Heights is a community located only 25 miles from downtown Chicago in Chicago’s desirable Northwest Suburbs. A growing downtown skyline, expanding shopping areas, and new office parks are a sign of the Village’s vibrancy.

Arlington Heights covers about 17 square miles and has a population of over 75,000. Even with this growing population, locals say that the city still keeps it’s small-town charm. Local residents remain in their homes for decades, stay loyal to local merchants and display a strong spirit of community participation.

One of Arlington Heights’ best-known attractions, the 325-acre Arlington International Racecourse, reopened in the year 2000, and is host of the 2002 Breeders Cup. Another great attraction for the Village is the Arlington Heights Historical Museum. It celebrates the link between the past and the present, and is a cooperative effort of the Village, Park District and Historical Society.


School Address Phone Grade
Dryden Elementary School 722 S Dryden Pl Arlington Heights IL 60005 (847) 398-4280 Elementary Schools
Edgar A. Poe Elementary 2800 N Highland Ave Arlington Heights IL 60004 (847) 670-3200 Elementary Schools
Forest View Education Center 2121 S Goebbert Rd Arlington Heights IL 60005 (847) 718-7775 Elementary Schools
Greenbrier School 2330 N Verde Dr Arlington Heights IL 60004 (847) 398-4272 Elementary Schools
Ivy Hill Elementary School 2211 N Burke Dr Arlington Heights IL 60004 (847) 398-4275 Elementary Schools
Juliette Low School 1530 S Highland Ave Arlington Heights IL 60005 (847) 593-4383 Elementary Schools
Kensington School 201 S Evanston Ave Arlington Heights IL 60004 (847) 398-3210 Elementary Schools
Olive Elementary School 303 E Olive St Arlington Heights IL 60004 (847) 398-4282 Elementary Schools
Patton Elementary School 1616 N Patton Ave Arlington Heights IL 60004 (847) 398-4288 Elementary Schools
Riley School 1209 E Burr Oak Dr Arlington Heights IL 60004 (847) 670-3400 Elementary Schools
Forest View Education Center 2121 S Goebbert Rd Arlington Heights IL 60005 (847) 718-7775 High Schools
John Hersey High School 1900 E Thomas St Arllington Heights IL 60004 (847) 718-4800 High Schools
Metropolitan Preparatory Schools 2525 E Oakton St # B27 Arlington Heights IL 60005 (847) 956-9547 High Schools
Forest View Education Center 2121 S Goebbert Rd Arlington Heights IL 60005 (847) 718-7775 Middle Schools
South Middle School 400 S Highland Ave Arlington Heights IL 60005 (847) 398-4250 Middle Schools
Thomas Middle School 1430 N Belmont Ave Arlington Heights IL 60004 (847) 398-4260 Middle Schools
Arlington Heights History

“The General Land Office began selling land in this area in 1835. In 1853 William Dunton, from Oswego, New York, persuaded the Illinois & Wisconsin Railroad to make a stop here. He then started a town called Dunton. Many German farmers came to this area during the 1840’s. By the late 1850’s the area was noted for its truck farms, shipping dairy products and vegetables to Chicago by rail.

The little town grew slowly, eventually having a blacksmith, a cheese factory, a hardware store, and a hotel. It was incorporated in 1887 as Arlington Heights. Most of the 1,000 residents were farmers, but soon were joined by those who commuted by rail to their jobs in Chicago. By 1900 Arlington Heights had about 1,400 residents and continued to grow after World War II. The town was also known for its racetrack, founded in 1927 by the California millionaire, H.D. “Curly” Brown. In the 1930’s Camp McDonald and two country clubs were founded.

As the Chicago area expanded, so did Arlington Heights. The population exploded in the 1950’s and 1960’s with the help of mass automobile ownership. The city expanded through annexations reaching a population of over 64,000 by 1970. The whole area was now completely built up from the Fox River to Lake Michigan and remains so today.”

Arlington Heights Trivia & Fun Facts

“Notable people from Arlington Heights:

Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame football, professional boxier
Brian McBride, professional soccer player
Mike Myers, New York Yankees pitcher
Ted Nugent, musician
Jarrett Payton, American football running back
Jennifer Morrison, actress on “House”

Ancestries: German (27.5%), Irish (19.2%), Polish (14.5%), Italian (11.1%), English (8.3%), Swedish (4.3%)”

Vehicle Stickers

The sticker must be displayed on the passenger-side of the front windshield of all vehicles by January 1 to avoid penalties. Stickers cost $30 each per passenger car; $12 for seniors over age 65 or turning 65 in the year 2017 (limit one per family); $12 for residents with a valid State handicapped plates, permanent placards or disability certificates (limit one per family). For additional information contact The Village of Arlington Heights’ Finance Department at 847-368-5500.