I love living in Elgin, Illinois.
- For one thing it is really nice that the weather is mostly great.
The summer season isn’t overly hot and the winter season gets snow, but it is not too brutal. We get changing leaves and blooming flowers too. Our home is outfitted with radiant flooring due to a lengthier and more intense winter season. The summer air conditioner is just a few indoor air handlers strategically placed around the house. We have one in the kitchen and everyone has a bedroom cooling system. That is good enough for our summer. Another perk of Elgin is being close to Chicago. In Chicago you have some of the best shopping in the United States. There are also swanky hotels, good restaurants, and tons of musicians that come to play. Also there are the Chicago Blackhawks that do quite well in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I really enjoy getting tickets to a playoff game every year. What is great is that I don’t have to drive in the city either. The train goes from Elgin to Chicago and is around 1 hour and 30 minutes long. It is only eight dollars a person. That sells me on it. No need to worry about parking with that. I can safely get the family in and out of the city for cheap. We then take the train back to our car after the game and it is a short ride home. It makes for a long, but thrilling day when we finally get to see a hockey game.