West Dundee is a village located in Northern Illinois, and within the Chicagoland Area. From its lively downtown scene to the bountiful forest preserves nearby, West Dundee offers retirees plenty of small town charm, while still providing access to a major city and all of its amenities.
Climate & Geography
The village has a humid continental climate and experiences all four seasons, with warm to hot summers and cold winters. The rainiest months in West Dundee are April through August.
West Dundee is located in the far northwest suburbs of Chicagoland. The village is situated on low, gently rolling hills, with Fox River running along its eastern border.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
West Dundee is surrounded by forest preserves, providing active adults with plenty of opportunity to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. Retirees can go for a relaxing stroll through Raceway Woods Forest Preserve, or enjoy aquatic activities like fishing and boating at Voyageur Landing Forest Preserve.
Spring Hill Mall offers locals convenient access to a wide variety of shopping opportunities. The mall features a number of brand name stores, with a movie theater and several restaurants nearby.
West Dundee’s Main Street is frequently buzzing with activity. Residents enjoy a number of trendy shops and restaurants, as well as live entertainment at local music venue, RocHaus.
Chicago is just over an hour away, for active adults who want to enjoy the extensive dining, shopping, and entertainment options in the city. There are also public transit lines that run from West Dundee to Chicago.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in West Dundee is just slightly above the national average. This is mainly due to the higher cost of homes and housing, while grocery, health care, utility, and transportation costs are all below the national average.
Social Security is not taxed in Illinois, however, property taxes are above the national average. Income tax in Illinois is 4.95 percent. Sales tax in West Dundee is above average, at 8.5 percent.
While there are no hospitals in West Dundee, there are a number of highly rated hospitals close by. Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin is ranked as the No. 14 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News. The hospital is high performing in one specialty and three procedures and conditions. AMITA Health Saint Joseph’s Hospital, located in Elgin, is high performing in hip replacement and knee replacement.