Palatine is a northwest suburb of Chicago in Cook County, with a population of 70,000. Convenient access to IL-53 and I-90, as well as Route 12 and Route 14, make this town appealing to both residents and businesses. It is also a stop on the Metra Union Pacific Northwest line, running into Ogilvie Station in downtown Chicago. Palatine is neighbored by Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, and Rolling Meadows.
The city has experienced a large amount of business and residential growth in recent years. Palatine has seen a noticeable increase in building activity of single family homes, multifamily homes, and commercial buildings.
Palatine takes great pride it its education offerings with 10 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and the highly regarded Palatine and William Fremd High Schools. It is also home to William Rainey Harper Community College.
The Palatine Park District manages 28 parks, spanning a total of 623 acres. There is an additional area managed by the Salt Creek Park District that features a golf course, fishing, boating, and educational programs. You can also find a YMCA and a four mile pedestrian and bike trail.
Palatine has proven its commitment to providing an excellent quality of life to its residents by resting on past successes and planning for the future.