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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Hoffman Estates, Illinois

The affluent suburb of Hoffman Estates lies along Lake Michigan, population 54,000. Hoffman Estates, a Chicago suburb, was a major subdivision with Centex Corporation.

Where to Retire in Hoffman Estates and Home Prices

There is a mix of suburban home developments, malls, and business parks.  There is at least one active adult community in Hoffman Estates. The median home value in mid-2022 was $353,973 according to

What Is Special about Hoffman Estates

It is a suburb that combines residential with corporate elements. It is home to several indoor professional sports teams. Crime is very low.

What Is Not Special about Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates is more expensive than most of the Chicago area. Winters are cold.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 24 degrees, and July's average temperature is 74 degrees. The annual snowfall is about 33 inches.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are 2 libraries serving the area:


Crime is about one third the national average.

Medical Facilities

There are 3 hospitals within 7 miles.


Hoffman Estates is connected by the Northwest Tollway to downtown Chicago.

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