Schaumburg Ranked Best Place to Buy in Illinois

Beautiful Schaumburg at night
Beautiful night view of Schaumburg

With a population of fewer than 75,000 people, Schaumburg has a small-town feel combined with convenient access to high-quality shopping, dining and community programs. It’s also an easy 45 minutes drive from Chicago. These highly desirable characteristics resulted in’s 2015 survey naming Schaumburg the best place to buy a home.
The area provides a treasure trove of affordable family homes, shopping, dining and arts. Located in Cook County, also voted Schaumburg the seventh Best Town for Millennials in America, and number 21 on the list of Best Towns to Raise a Family in America.
Residents of Schaumburg enjoy affordable Cook County new homes, low crime rates and safe communities. Families are served by School District 54 and School District 211, where the Adlai Stevenson Elementary School, Dwight D. Eisenhower Junior High School, and William Fremd High School each received “A” rankings by the Niche reviews.
For those seeking Chicago real estate to buy or rent in the Schaumburg area, the median rent is $1,209 and the median home value is $243,500. Home prices range from less than $100,000 to more than $1,000,000. The average household income is significantly higher than the national average at $70,798.
The Metra Train and Pace bus both serve the central areas throughout the village, providing quick transportation to Schaumburg attractions. From concerts and art galleries to local coffee shops and hiking trails, Schaumburg offers the perfect eclectic combination of arts, outdoors, and home communities. Here’s just a few of the many attractions in the area:
Shopping and Dining

  • Woodfield Mall: Located at 5 Woodfield Mall, this is the largest mall in Illinois with more than 285 shops and restaurants ranging from the Apple Store to the Disney Store.
  • Cup & Vine: This local coffee shop located at the corner of Schaumburg and Roselle roads offers specialty and seasonal beverages. Cup & Vine hosts a high school poetry slam every second Friday of the month, and there is acoustic music every Saturday night from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament: Enjoy a luxurious four course meal and full bar service while watching an epic medieval battle from ringside seats. Featuring jousting, horsemanship and falconry, you can’t miss the Chicago castle located at 2001 N Roselle Road.
  • Stonewood Ale House: Located at 601 Mall Drive, the Stonewood Ale House is a neighborhood hot spot. Open from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. during the week and until 3 a.m. on the weekend, Stonewood offers wood-grilled American food and an extensive beer selection.

Entertainment and Recreation

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago: Located at 601 N Martingale Road, LEGOLAND is the perfect place to spend a Saturday. LEGOLAND offers rides, a 4D theater, unique activity workshops and more than 3 million LEGO bricks.
  • Prairie Center for the Arts: With a variety of live shows, concerts and an art gallery, this art center sets Schaumburg apart from other Chicago suburbs. The Prairie Center for the Arts is located at 201 Schaumburg Court. For a full list of performances, including the classic and touching Spoon River Anthology, visit
  • Spring Valley: This nature sanctuary is located at 1111 East Schaumburg Road. Spring Valley has 135-acres of forests, marshes and rivers with hiking trails and a nature center. There is also an 1880s living history farm on the property.

Historic Attractions

  • St. Peter Lutheran Church: The original church built in 1847 sits next to the beautiful more-recent St. Peter church and serves as the St. Peter Church Museum. The church is located at 202 East Schaumburg Road. For tours of the museum, contact the church at (847) 885-3350.
  • Schweikher House: This house is on the national register of historic places. Built 1937, the home was designed by young architect Paul Schweikher and features a combination of Prairie School, international modernism, and Usonian architecture. This beautiful brick and redwood home is located at 645 S Meacham Road.

Whether currently a resident of the Chicago metropolitan area or considering relocation, Schaumburg is full of events and activities that will appeal to everyone. For more information about homes for sale in the Chicago area, click here.