About Elgin, Illinois.
Located in Kane County, Elgin, Illinois was established in 1835 by James and Hezekiah Gifford. The town’s name originates from a Scottish hymn, “The Song of Elgin.” Elgin homes for sale place buyers in town with over hundred years of history. The area quickly developed thanks to the establishment of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, the Elgin Watch Company became the chief employer and place of import within the town. While the factory closed in the 1960s, the main clocks in the town square still represent the legacy of the Elgin Watch company. Today, Elgin is home to over 100,000 residents.
Growing families will want to look at Elgin four bedroom homes and three bedroom homes for sale. Not only does Elgin have a great public school system, but also the town is home to Elgin Academy, a prestigious college preparatory school that has a proven track record of academic excellence. However, Elgin is not a community solely for families, Elgin condos for sale and Elgin lots for sale are perfect for singles or retirees looking to buy/build their Illinois dream home. If you want to live close to Chicago, Elgin is a great location as it is only about an hour outside of the city.
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