Arlington Heights

The Village is one of the top 15 largest municipalities in Illinois, featuring a unique blend of old and new.

Welcome to Arlington Heights

The Village is one of the top 15 largest municipalities in Illinois, featuring a unique blend of old and new. It’s a progressive community that people are proud to call home and where young families like to establish their roots for generations to come. It’s a community that offers vibrancy and interest.
Arlington Heights is an attractive destination for homebuyers, shoppers, businesses, and visitors with its dynamic economy, award-winning schools, library, park district, a highly acclaimed Northwest Community Hospital.
Arlington Heights offers an amazing food scene with hundreds of restaurants. If you love shopping, explore unique boutiques in Downtown Arlington heights.

Community Highlights

Arlington Heights Park District

One of the most popular services utilized by a community is open space. Park space provides wonderful places for children to play, athletic facilities for sports teams, spaces for bicyclists and runners, and gathering places for families.
Be enriched, and choose a fun activity or event from the amazing abundance of choices offered through the Park District. Your special memory awaits!
Visit one of many large parks, pocket parks, playing fields, Lake Arlington, tennis courts and clubs, dog parks, or golf courses. Try out a fun program or class at one of their several facilities offering unique programs. The Park District is also a participating agency at our Senior Center where a list of programs and classes are offered.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

When you visit the library, it is clear to see why it has consistently received the top five-star rating from the Library Journal's national rating program. It's much more than a collection of books beautifully displayed. Our library has a personality all its own with an impressive calendar of activities, workshops, classes, and programs. It's a must-see destination!

Metropolis Performing Arts Center

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, located in the heart of the Downtown at 111 W. Campbell, houses 329-seats which hosts hundreds of produced and presented performances each year including a Main Stage subscription series and a variety of concerts, comedies, and cabarets. Metropolis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
It also includes the Metropolis School of Performing Arts which offers a curriculum for thousands of budding artists from 3 years to 70 years old. Participating in these programs offers an enriching experience for those who wish to further explore the arts. The school offers low-cost options and need-based scholarships and hosts an Artist Workshop Series where students are able to learn from artists involved with productions at Metropolis, and Metropolis also offers summer, winter, and spring performance camps for grades K-12.
Entertainment at Metropolis
  • Metropolis Produces as well as presents show totaling hundreds of performances each year
  • Over 50,000 patrons visit Metropolis annually
  • Metropolis has welcomed musical artists like The Bacon Brothers, Joan Baez, Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Bo Deans, Koko Taylor, and more
  • Metropolis hosts thousands of school children per year with the Stories in Action series

Local Schools

Arlington Heights is home to several prestigious and well-regarded schools that both challenge and encourage students with ambitious curricula. A few of Arlington Heights’ most notable academic institutions include:
  • Ivy Hill Elementary School, K-5
  • Thomas Middle School, 6-8
  • John Hersey High School, 9-12
  • St. Viator High School, 9-12

 Utility Companies

  • Electric - ComEd at 800.Edison1 - (800) 334-7661
  • Water and Sewer - Call the Village of Arlington Heights' Water Billing Department at (847) 368-5520.
  • Natural Gas - Nicor - To establish gas service with Nicor, please call (888) 642-6748 or sign-up online at Nicor. For leaks, odors & emergencies, call 911 or 888.Nicor4U ((888) 642-6748) immediately.
  • Refuse and Recycling - contact Groot at 800.244.1977, or email them at [email protected].
  • Underground Utilities - Before digging anywhere around your property, please call J.U.L.I.E. This will bring out all of the utility companies to mark the location of any buried lines. If you dig and wind up cutting any buried lines, it could cost you big money or even your life. Call (800) 892-0123 or call 811.
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