Downtown Elgin Is. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
* the mecca, outside of Chicago, for the visual and performing arts.
*close to Metra Stations, I-90, Elgin-O’Hare, PACE station and free parking.
*a destination city with a cool, edgy, retro/vintage vibe.
*a bike-friendly town, that embraces the almost 40-mile Fox River Bike Trail that runs alongside our scenic Fox River.
*home of the award-winning Gail Borden Public Library.
*an educated and diverse urban area that is part of a larger area that supports a population of 109,000.
*home to business men and women, families, artists, singles and many others that enjoy living in the variety of housing options such as newer construction condos and brownstones, upper story renovated lofts and Elgin ArtSpace Lofts.
*the destination for Vegas-style slots, table games, restaurants and entertainment, all available at the Grand Victoria Casino.
*a place where the DNA provides one-on-one assistance to new and existing business and property owners by facilitating site selection, guiding applicant though the city’s permitting and licensing processes and working with them to educate and guide the potential and current owners on the City of Elgin’s various incentive programs.
*a trendy city that has a safe urban environment that experiences a continual downward crime trend due to the increased community awareness, use of Crime Reports data, expanded neighborhood community education and a top notch, top-of-the-line police department.
*the City in the Suburbs that American Eagles call home.
*offering the new or expanding business owner turn-key retail and restaurant space with reasonably low lease rates.
*a destination city that is your place to dine, shop, live, work, play and grow.
…and this is the short list!
Latest Downtown News
The DNA’s April Out to Lunch takes place at Imago, 216 Prairie St, Elgin, on Monday, April 28th, at Noon. Mark Novelli and his wife Aimee are the Managers at Imago and this Out to Lunch gives you the opportunity to check out this incredible building in downtown Elgin that you have always been curious [...]
It is technically spring and with that comes opportunities to get involved with your Downtown Elgin community! The Downtown Elgin Harvest Market has several internship opportunities this summer for you to participate in, so view them below and see if you, or others you know, would like to join the team! Accounting Associate Downtown Elgin [...]
Spring has sprung and with it opportunities to promote your business, and the products that you grow or make, in Downtown Elgin at the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market! Learn more about this 18 week long event that happens every Thursday morning and early afternoon, beginning June 5, next to the Gail Borden Public Library! 2014 [...]
The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, IL has moved from the historic Elgin Tower Building as of January 14, 2014. This is a temporary move, and we aim to find a permanent location within the week. Mail can still be sent to the 2 Douglas Avenue location. On Friday, January 10, 2014, the Elgin Tower Building [...]