Algonquin is a mid-sized community with stunning neighborhoods and lively commercial districts.Split between Kane and McHenry counties, the village has a population of approximately 31,000. Algonquin is known as “The Gem of the Fox River Valley” due to the location of the village’s downtown area, and has also become known for its popular shopping centers and restaurants.
With commercial areas such as the Randall Road corridor – home to Algonquin Commons, Algonquin Road corridor, and Old Town District, the town of Algonquin has become a major destination retail location serving the surrounding towns like Crystal Lake, Huntley, and Lake in the Hills. The town also offers several recreation and entertainment option including Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park and the Fox River Trail/McHenry County Prairie path – part of the Grand Illinois Trail.
Making the transition to a regional hub, the community has experience considerable growth in recent years. The Village of Algonquin has proven to be a great choice for families with public school District 158 and District 300, which includes Westfield Community School (K-8) and Harry D. Jacobs High School.
Despite this considerable growth, Algonquin has managed to preserve its character through yearly traditions and celebrations like Founder’s Day and the Hill Climb Race. Throughout its history, Algonquin has distinguished itself through unique innovations and planning to provide citizen with a better quality of life.