In 1935, two young developers, Carlton Smith and Allen Dawson, built their first homes on farmland along Elmhurst Road as the start of a well-planned community. A development firm worked with the resilient, caring families to create and maintain a responsible community in which they could raise their children with pride. The 1960s boom led to the citizen’s vote to incorporate and the City of Prospect Heights was born.
Today, Prospect Heights is a community of single-family half-acre homes, multifamily areas, as well as increasing numbers of businesses and centers of economic development. Parks, hotels, restaurants and entertainment options offer visitors multiple options to enjoy this lovely suburban city.
Chicago Executive Airport is the state of Illinois’ third busiest airport, and is jointly-owned by the City of Prospect Heights and the Village of Wheeling. Like most airports across our nation, Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) was once a modest grass strip created by early aviation enthusiast. Today, professional and recreational pilots alike appreciate convenient location and professional atmosphere. Located just outside the congested O'Hare airspace, the airport is within minutes of Chicago's prestigious north shore communities and only a short drive to downtown Chicago. Formerly known as Palwaukee, the Chicago Executive Airport periodically offers kids between the ages of 8 and 17 to take their first FREE plane ride. Check dates for the Young Eagles program on their website.
The Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook puts business travelers near the Donald E. Stephens Center and companies such as CVS, Astellas, Allstate, Walgreen's and Siemens. Hosting events is super simple with a dedicated Crowne Meetings Director and a 15,000-sq-ft conference center with all the amenities. Near many popular attractions including the Chicago Botanical Gardens, Allstate Concert Arena, Six Flags Great America and Kohn Children’s Museum, it’s a great location for business and leisure travelers. Enjoy the outdoor pool with Tiki Bar, 24-hour fitness center, onsite restaurant and sports bar complimentary shuttle.
The nearby Hilton Chicago/Northbrook is known throughout the North Shore as a premier Chicago wedding hotel, Chicago event venue for successful meetings, spectacular social events and perfect for weekend escapes. From conferences to weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, the property offers over 17,000 square feet of flexible function space to accommodate up to 1,300 guests. Allgauer’s on the Riverfront is a destination unto itself. Overlooking a gently flowing, tree-lined river with scenic views in every season, it’s noted for the Friday Seafood and Prime Rib Night and the spectacular Champagne Sunday Brunch with over 100 items from fresh seafood to omelet stations.
Players Pub and Grill is a sports lover’s dream come true. Daily food and drink specials, video gambling machine, and oh yeah, twenty flat screen TVs and premier sound system that provide a better view than courtside. Add to that off-track betting with automated betting stations, and weekend dee-jays and bands to inspire you onto the dance floor. The beer garden is a great place to hang out with a wide selection of icy cold brews on tap. All major sporting events shown daily.
The city of Prospect Heights is located between Rand Road and Interstate 294 and is near Chicago Executive Airport.