The city of Elgin offers everything one could ask for. Our roots as a bustling city began with Elgin's founding in April 1836 and have continued to thread into the lives of today's residents, businesses and visitors.
Located 35 miles northwest of Chicago and home to over 108,000 people, we are proud of our diversity and culture. You will find exactly what you need to build a fulfilling and balanced life for yourself, your family or your business. With our close proximity to Chicago and our own amenities, Elgin provides a unique choice for residents interested in city or suburban living.