Pingree Grove is a small town that is located in Northern Illinois, and part of the Chicagoland area. The peaceful area is full of forest preserves for active adults to enjoy. A nearby shopping mall provides locals with access to all of the essentials within a close distance to home.
Climate & Geography
Pingree Grove experiences all four seasons, with cold winters and warm summers. The town receives an average amount of rainfall and higher than average amount of snowfall.
The surrounding area is mostly made up of flat land and gently rolling hills. Pingree Grove is west of the Fox River, and northwest of Chicago. Tyler Creek runs through Pingree Grove.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
The Pingree Grove area is generally quieter and offers many serene natural areas for residents to pass the time. Pingree Grove Forest Preserve offers walking and biking trails, as well as a horseback riding area that is open to the public.
The Muirhead Farmhouse is a popular destination for locals with an interest in architecture that is open seasonally for tours. Frank Lloyd Wright built and designed the unique house decades ago.
Spring Hill Mall is located in nearby West Dundee, offering locals plenty of shopping options as well as a Cinemark Theater. Downtown Chicago is roughly an hour and a half away from Pingree Grove, for residents who wants to visit a big city on occasion.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Pingree Grove is higher than the state and national averages. Housing plays the biggest part in raising the overall cost of living, as grocery, health, and utility costs in Pingree Grove are all below the national average.
Property taxes in Illinois are among the highest in the country. Social Security is not taxed in Illinois. Sales tax in Pingree Grove is about average, at 7.0 percent.
There are several highly rated hospitals near Pingree Grove. Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, is rated as the No. 14 hospital in the state by U.S. News, and is high performing in one specialty and four procedures and conditions. AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital, also located in Elgin, is rated as high performing in two procedures/conditions.