With Old Oak's prime location, you are just a short distance to Elgin's revitalized downtown. You can roam the galleries, dine at local restaurants, or get a favorite book at the public library. Elgin also has a wonderful Hemmens Cultural Center and the Grand Victoria Casino is right in your backyard.
About the Area
Elgin's revitalized downtown, with historic buildings converted into hip lofts, galleries, and restaurants, is a draw to new residents. From indie coffee houses to sushi bars, to brunch spots, Elgin's culinary scene has it all. Local produce and gourmet goods are available at The Harvest Market, an outdoor farmers' market in downtown Elgin. Explore Elgin's budding art scene at Art and Soul on the Fox, a juried art festival with live music and food booths.
Elgin is a cultured city, boasting an impressive $30 million-dollar library, as well as one of the best orchestras in Illinois, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. In the summertime, residents love to picnic and relax during free concerts at the Wing Park Bandshell. Theatergoers are spoiled in Elgin, with its numerous theater troupes and top touring acts that visit the Hemmens Cultural Center.
Elgin's parks system has something for everyone, from golf at Wing Park, to a BMX track at the Elgin Sports Complex. Even bison love Elgin's parks! A herd roams Elgin's Lords Park Zoo, a favorite family destination. The Centre of Elgin is one of the largest municipal recreation centers in the United States, with over 185,000 square feet of leisure space. The Centre features a natatorium, racquetball courts, a climbing wall, and a 9,600 square-foot fitness space. For outdoors lovers, the Fox River Trail has scenic paths for walking, jogging, and bicycling.
Elgin is also home to The Grand Victoria riverboat casino, which offers Vegas-style table games, slots, and a poker room. For diners, the casino has an excellent steakhouse, buffet, and gourmet burger joint. During summer months, favorite bands from the past and present play at Festival Park, an outdoor venue next to the casino.
Whatever your needs, Elgin is a fantastic place to call home!
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