Welcome to Mount Prospect
Tranquil small-town charm with modern touches.
You’ll discover urban-influenced rowhouses, charming townhomes, and luxury condominiums along the serene streets of Mount Prospect, as well as a downtown surrounded by colorful displays of flowers and landscaping. The downtown’s Village Green is a central gathering place for pedestrians, shoppers, and diners alike.
Mount Prospect's initial growth can be attributed to the establishment of its train station. Soon after the station was built, the Village of Mount Prospect was abuzz with businesses, shops, and restaurants. As the community expanded, so did its population.
In the early 1960s, the business community in Mount Prospect took a giant leap forward with the construction of Randhurst, the first indoor air-conditioned mall in the upper Midwest. It is now known as Randhurst Village
— a vibrant, open-air mixed-use center boasting national and regional retailers, a state-of-the-art cinema, office space, a hotel, and a diverse array of dining options.
Today, Mount Prospect retains its small-town yet upscale charm with modern touches.
What to Love
- Elegant, laid-back living
- Upscale, small-town charm
- Safe and friendly reputation
Residents in Mount Prospect enjoy a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle intermingled with year-round outdoor adventure — the community is home to 400 acres of parks and recreation facilities. Mount Prospect’s parks provide health and fitness activities by way of an outdoor wave pool, two immaculate golf courses, a miniature golf course, outdoor skating rinks, tennis courts, and more.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Mount Prospect boasts over 30 shopping centers and more than 100 dining establishments offering cuisine from around the world. Dining destinations include warm community gathering spots such as Randhurst Grill, a lively gastropub serving eclectic American fare with creative twists plus craft beer and cocktails. Look no further than Canta Napoli for upscale-casual Italian cuisine.
Discover a wide selection of beer at Emerson Ale House, or try one of their signature burgers featuring Midwest grain-fed natural beef. Enjoy a slice at Billy Bricks, one of the first wood-fired brick ovens serving Neapolitan-style pizza in the Chicago area. In addition to their brick and mortar stores, Billy Bricks also operates two food trucks with wood-fired brick ovens.
Things to Do
This community-oriented town offers plenty of opportunities to gather with friends and neighbors. Immerse yourself in live music and food at the annual Mount Prospect Downtown Block Party. Auto enthusiast? You’re in luck — Cruise Nights hosts classic car shows every weekend. Discover a wonderful array of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other goods at the Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market. Grab a blanket and gather the family to enjoy a feature film at Movies on the Green.
For indoor and outdoor adventure, head to the 450-acre Mt. Prospect Park District, which provides recreation programs and facilities including a golf course, playgrounds, pools, fitness centers, biking, and walking paths.
Mount Prospect is served by Mount Prospect Public School District 57. Top educational opportunities include:
- Prospect High School, 9-12
- Indian Grove Elementary School, K-5
- Lincoln Middle School, 6-8
- St. Emily Elementary School, PK-8