I grew up in Schaumburg, moved back to the town after living downtown for college (bought my first house there) and my parents still live there. There is SO MUCH to do in the Schaumburg/Hoffman area. The communities are extremely active and there is a dearth of social programs and services in the area. There are numerous cultural, social, and shopping opportunities. We moved further west (South Elgin/St. Charles area) so we could afford the kind of house we were looking for, but I really do miss Schaumburg. There is the Spring Valley Nature preserve, the Prairie Center for the Arts, Improv Comedy, (ugh, drawing a pg mental moment here.) There are numerous other opptys in the area. Also, nearby areas have additional theater and social opptys as well. Housing is not cheap there. If you have questions about certain areas feel free to PM me. Yes, there are actually some bad areas there. I can definitely tell you that of the 2 Schaumburg has better infrastructure and social services (police, fire, etc.) but both are great. I would never move back to the city.
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