• Housing

    A community's housing options are an important consideration for recruiting and retaining a loyal and skilled workplace. Elgin is a "city in the Suburbs" offering all the amenities of a city , with the conveniences of living in the suburbs. Elgin neighborhoods reflect a wide variety of housing styles, sizes and age to meet every need, lifestyle preference and price point. From grand Victorians in our Historic Districts to trendy condos and town homes along the beautiful river walk in the downtown to a new luxury apartment complex on Randall Road just north of I-90, Elgin is the perfect location.



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    Elgin has a diversity of housing and continues to be a leader in the State of Illinois in new housing construction and existing home sales. All of the fundamentals for a strong and stable housing market are in place in Elgin. Growth in manufacturing and new industrial construction continues to fuel the need for more housing. 

  • It's a good time to buy in Elgin. 
    Home Appreciation is up 6.7% in the last 12 months. 


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  • The Housing Authority of Elgin is the affordable housing provider for the City of Elgin, Kane County and neighboring municipalities. They provide an affordable housing rental program through our Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties and through a Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program. HAE also administers a Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program to our clients.


  • Elgin’s leaders believe that permanently affordable space for artists will strengthen an emerging arts and culture cluster in downtown Elgin, bring vibrancy and activity to the street and increase the number of individuals and families living and working downtown. Artspace uses the tools of real estate development to construct or restore places where artists can affordably live and work.


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  • Elgin boasts an array of properties for rent. You'll find everything from cozy studios to spacious luxury condos. Rents in Elgin range from $500 to over $2,000 per month. The average rent for an apartment in Elgin is $1,064. Properties for rent are located throughout the city.  Visit the link below to view apartments for rent in Elgin.


  • Compared to the rest of the country,
    Elgin's cost of living is 0.80% lower than the U.S. average.


  • Historical Homes Historical Homes

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  • What's your flavor - Painted Ladies, Bungalows, Mission Revival? Well if you are a historical housing lover, a move to Elgin will not disappoint. In Elgin, you will be able to find the most beautiful old homes for sale. In the mean time, you will want to visit Elgin's very own Gifford Park Association or Historic Elgin to learn more about our historical gems!


  • Available For Sale Available For Sale

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  • Browse the for sale listing and you will be sure to find the perfect home in Elgin! You'll find ready to move-in, cottages, golf, tiny space, large expanding properties,new and historical. Elgin certainly offers a home to fit any style! Connect with a local realtor who is the member of the Elgin Area Chamber and you'll never miss a listing.


  • New Home Builders New Home Builders

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  • Discover newly constructed homes or master planned communities in Elgin. Gorgeous new communities built with luxury features. Our Award Winning friends at Toll Brothers offer a great selection of newly construction home designs with flexible floor plans and quick move-ins in a country club community.