Review of Elgin, Illinois

A nice small city with lots to offer
Star Rating - 3/24/2015
When I first moved to Elgin 2 years ago I did not like it. I lived in a mobile home park near the river and highway 90 in a senior community that over prices it's lot rent wanting $750 to $1000 per month. I felt like I was really isolated in that area no shopping and few eateries nearby. I purchased a condo further west. I love the Century Oaks Area off of Big Timber Rd. A good mix of single family, town houses and a few condo's close to Sherman Hospital. Shopping is just nearby and also down Randall Rd. I have discovered the symphony and The Center what a great family rec center. I enjoy swimming and taking walks near the river downtown. I feel safe here and especially in my Century Oaks area even late at night. I discovered the artists lofts and workshops a few weeks back and attended a writers weekend for free. I look forward to attending more workshops and fairs. People have been friendly and I have great neighbors. I work full time but I look forward to getting more active in the community. If I had children I would not choose to live here because the school system is laying off staff. Private school or home schooling would be your best options.
Stephanie | Elgin, IL
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Yes never say my name of the city located in a state in such bad news. For you didn't have to be there in the first place.
Elgin | Columbia, SC | Report Abuse
- 9/5/2013
Lived in Elgin, IL since 1994
Hi, as a way of updating the post for Elgin and providing a rebuttal for some of the negat...
Rachel | Elgin, IL | No Replies

- 3/11/2010
My Town... Elgin [:
I have lived in Elgin my whole life and it is very sad to read these comments about my tow...
Leslie | Elgin, IL | No Replies

- 10/6/2009
Elgin is not a good place to settle into
Elgin is not a really good place to live the cost is too much, and it is very hard to come...
dominique | Elgin, IL | No Replies

- 10/29/2008
Not here long enough to have much of an opinion, b
This is a pretty friendly place. I'm a 35 y/o single woman, and agnostic, so the fact that...
Elfosaurus | Elgin, IL | No Replies

- 10/15/2008
The school system in Elgin is poor
Below average test scores, drug/gang problems, apathetic teachers, and overcrowding are re...
albert | Elgin, IL | No Replies

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