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Community Overview

Hoffman Estates is 22.1 square miles, with a population of 51,895. The ethnic mix is diverse, withSt. Alexius Medical Center 22.7% Asian, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.8% African American. It is the North American or Midwest headquarters to such corporate giants as Sears Holdings, AT&T, GE Capital Services, Siemens Medical Systems, Claire's Accessories, Automatic Data Processing, DMG/Morei Seiki, Tate & Lyle and recently Sensient Technologies. A major regional hospital, St. Alexius Medical Center, is located in the community and has recently added a Pediatric and Women’s Center. Situated in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the Village has an ample, well-educated labor supply.

ED 5990 RGBPoplar Creek at 59/90 has emerged as a premier entertainment district, offering more shopping and dining options to residents and regional consumers. The 59/90 District, located just west of IL-59 (Sutton Road) and north of I-90, includes the Sears Centre Arena, Cabela's (outfitter store), Stone Eagle Tavern and Saddle Room Restaurant/OTB as well as other restaurants and retail entertainment.

Brand TriangleHoffman Estates, Illinois, has enjoyed significant office and retail growth over the past several years. Even during the recent economic downturn, the Village has continued to benefit from new restaurants, retailers, offices and more. To learn more about new development or opportunities for locating your business in Hoffman Estates, please contact Kevin Kramer, Economic Development Director at 847.781.2662.


The community is a model for the "live-play-work" generation. It has affordable to high-end homes, over seven square miles of open space, with numerous parks and two major forest preserves with hiking and biking trails.  The local park district operates several high quality parks and recreational facilities with a variety of amenities.  Click here to visit the Hoffman Estates Park District website.
Forest Preserve Trail Picture
Hoffman Estates is home to several award-winning schools, a Northern Illinois University satellite campus, and close proximity to two regional community colleges.

Housing prices ranging from affordable to high-end, with many styles, sizes, and locations to choose from.  Several housing communities specifically for seniors, ranging from single-family to multi-family and active lifestyle to individual assisted care.

Location & TransportationMap

Located 25 miles northwest of Downtown Chicago and 12 miles from O'Hare International Airport, Hoffman Estates is accessible to the entire Chicagoland region. The Village is a suburb of Chicago, and is a part of the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area. 

Hoffman Estates enjoys access to major regional roadways, including the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90), as well as state routes 58 (Golf Road), 59 (Sutton Road), 62 (Algonquin Road), 68 (Roselle Road), and 72 (Higgins Road). The Village of Hoffman Estates is in close proximity to several major airports:

§   O’Hare International Airport (14 mi.)

§   Schaumburg Regional Airport (5 mi.)

§   DuPage Regional Airport (12 mi.)

§   Chicago Executive Airport (15 mi.)

Metra rail stations are located nearby on Springinsguth Road (in Schaumburg) and in Palatine and Barrington.

Additional information related to transportation can be found on the Village's Transportation Division website, here.

Dining, Lodging, Shopping & Entertainment

The Village offers many opportunities to eat, sleep, shop or play.  The Village has created a website dedicated to providing information for visitors.  Please click here to enter the Visit Hoffman online visitors guide website.Sears Centre Arena

The Sears Centre Arena is an 11,000 seat entertainment venue offering concerts, sporting events, and family entertainment.  Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear opened in 2007 in the Poplar Creek at 59/90 Entertainment District. This 185,000-square-foot showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction featuring a décor of museum quality animal displays, huge aquariums, and trophy animals interacting in realistic recreation of their natural habitats.

Shopping centers throughout the Village, including grocery and major retailers. Relatively new shopping centers on Route 59 are Poplar Creek Crossing (anchored by Target) and PraCabela'sirie Stone Crossing (anchored by Sports Authority).  These centers offer a variety of dining options.  Two major and recently remodeled centers are located along Roselle Road, where shoppers can find groceries, furniture, clothing, specialty items and dining options.

Three 18-hole golf courses are located in the Village.  Also present are miniature golf courses, bowling, game rooms, and other places to have fun. 

Throughout the Village there are numerous dining choices from a wide variety of cuisines.  Click here for a complete list of restaurants from the Visit Hoffman website.


Economy PhotoOver 26,000 people are employed by the more than 800 businesses operating in Hoffman Estates. The employees are drawn from the pool of almost 3 million workers who reside within a 60-minute commute of the Village. The Village unemployment rate, 7.3% (2011 - American Community Survey), is below state and national averages.

The Village of Hoffman Estates is a full-service municipal community, providing police, fire, public works, and social services. The Village's ability to provide such services is supported by sound financial planning, as evidenced by the community's bond ratings of Aa2 (Moody's) and AA+ (S&P).

Demographics & Community Profile

For a list of top employers in the Village click here.

To view the Village's Community Profile click here and for demographic information click here.

For additional information contact:
Kevin Kramer, Economic Development Director, at 847.781.2662.  


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