2007 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Village of Streamwood's incorporation with the State of Illinois – a milestone that reflects both pride in our past accomplishments and vision for the future of our dynamic community. Originally a bedroom community meeting the housing needs of returning war veterans, Streamwood incorporated with 200 homes and 2,500 people. The community had no parks and the only school serving the area was a country school built in 1954 to replace the old one-room schoolhouse that had served the farming community for nearly 100 years.
Over the years, Streamwood's population has grown to over 39,000. Construction of new homes has brought new families to our area. The 600 commercial and industrial businesses that occupy property within our corporate limits provide our citizens with an opportunity to work in the community where they reside. Its close proximity to major roadways, airports and train stations, along with a wide range of regional shopping centers and abundant recreational facilities, make Streamwood an ideal location to live, work and play.
Streamwood is a full service community that boasts being pro-business and pro-development. Our agenda for balanced growth has resulted in a streamlined plan approval process and creative incentive packages for development. Details regarding land, availability and development opportunities are maintained by Village staff who are at your service.
Other Village services are highlighted by impressive ISO ratings, Lake Michigan water, well trained police and fire departments, and exceptional utilities. A diversified housing stock that fits all income levels, abundant parks and recreational activities, great schools and cultural activities emphasize the pleasant living environment existing throughout our neighborhoods.
Annual community events such as Streamwood Summer Celebration, Memorial Day Remembrance and a Fourth of July Extravaganza bring the people of our community together. I invite you to consider the Village of Streamwood.
Visit for a while, or stay for a lifetime!
Billie D. Roth