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Arlington Heights

Easy access to amenities and award-winning schools, as well as a friendly environment.

Welcome to Arlington Heights

Vibrant, family-friendly town with a deep sense of community.

Arlington Heights is a vibrant, walkable neighborhood with an urban feel. The train station downtown is convenient for commuters working in Chicago since they can live a short walk from the station as well as shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and parks. Easy access to amenities and award-winning schools, as well as a friendly environment, make Arlington Heights attractive for young families looking to put down roots. 

A train station was the catalyst for the growth of Arlington Heights, as it was originally used by farmers to transport their goods. The station became a community gathering place, and a downtown soon developed as more people moved to the community. Today, the train station remains the hub of Arlington Heights.

Arlington Heights Real Estate Market

Arlington Heights real estate sells fast. Contact the Arlington Heights realtors & agents at Blackshaw Messel Group to find condos, property, houses & homes for sale in Arlington Heights, IL.

What to Love

  • Friendly neighbors
  • Vibrant, walkable community
  • Award-winning schools

Local Lifestyle

Arlington Heights is steeped in a deep sense of community. Residents enjoy a tight-knit, family-oriented lifestyle surrounded by parks and gathering spaces.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Quaint shops, upscale retailers, and a mix of casual and high-end restaurants and bars add to this community’s vibrancy. Choose from a large selection of beer, wine, and whiskey at the Arlington Ale House, located in the former Labatt USA Beer Academy. Discerning wine lovers flock to Vintages, a boutique wine store offering over 600 wines, craft spirits, gourmet pantry items, and tableware. Here you’ll discover an eclectic selection of unique and mainstream wines.

There are plenty of options to satisfy the whole family’s palate in Arlington Heights. Enjoy trattoria-inspired American fare at Passero. Then head to Sweet T’s Bakery for an after-dinner cookie, cupcake, or pastry. This family-owned bakery has been serving fresh-from-scratch baked goods and award-winning cake designs for over 30 years in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Things to Do

There is much to explore year-round in Arlington Heights, including the internationally renowned Arlington International Racecourse, a historic thoroughbred horse-racing track that dates back to 1927. Catch a performance at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, which presents a Main Stage subscription series as well as a variety of concerts, comedy and cabarets.
Spend a warm summer afternoon at the Arlington Heights Farmers Market while perusing fresh, local food and produce. Sample cheeses and seasonal fruits and leave with fresh ingredients for cooking your own meal from scratch. 
Enjoy an evening of live music at the Sounds of Summer Concert Series in Harmony Park. Stroll the historic downtown as you shop, dine alfresco or pick up a snack to enjoy as you indulge in a night of great music and good vibes. 
Celebrate the end of summer at Taste of Arlington Heights. This family-friendly weekend block party is an ode to summer and features live music from local bands, a variety of cuisine from local restaurants, and children's entertainment.

Kick off the holiday season at the annual Santa Run. Get decked out in a Santa suit and join your friends and neighbors to run for a good cause that benefits the annual Community Grants Program.


Arlington Heights is served by Arlington Heights School District 25. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Ivy Hill Elementary School, K-5
  • John Hersey High School, 9-12
  • South Middle School, 6-8
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