On behalf of the more than 75,000 residents of the Village of Arlington Heights, I welcome you to one of the most dynamic communities in Illinois. Just a quick train ride from the Chicago Loop, Arlington Heights offers residents convenient access to the amenities of a large city, while living in a community boasting quaint neighborhoods, an active lifestyle, dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment, with top-rated schools, library and park district.
The village prides itself on offering an outstanding quality of life for its residents. Arlington Heights offers a variety of housing options, from affordable to upscale, in an array of pleasant single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments.
Offices and business parks offer diverse employment potential as well as positive and welcoming business environments. In 2019, I was proud to accept the U.S. Conference of Mayors Partner America Small Business Advocate Award recognizing Arlington Heights as one of only two communities in the country to receive the award last year for creating an environment for businesses to grow and prosper.
Reflective of the award, over 58 new businesses started up or relocated into the community, bringing 328 jobs and re-occupying more than 360,000 square feet of formerly vacant space. We encourage all businesses to work with village staff and the Chamber of Commerce to help their businesses achieve great success.
We are continuing to make our community even better by focusing on potential development in certain areas and beautification enhancements on key corridor areas throughout the village. We plan to continue being a leader in the northwest suburbs regarding employment potential and creating a welcoming and exciting business environment.
The village leaders look forward to continued positive growth while retaining existing businesses and attracting new ones. Our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce is critical to helping Arlington Heights thrive.
Experience all that Arlington Heights offers residents and businesses alike. You will not be disappointed.
Thomas W. Hayes, Mayor
Village of Arlington Heights