The Village of Mount Prospect is a nationally acclaimed community recognized for excellent housing, high performing schools and outstanding services.
When Business Week Magazine announced in 2009 that Mount Prospect was the number one place to raise kids, followed in 2010 by Money Magazine’s claim that the Village was one of the "Top 50 Places to Live" in the U.S., residents couldn’t have agreed more.
What makes Mount Prospect so desirable? It’s conveniently located to downtown Chicago, O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Executive Airport, two Interstate highways and two commuter rail systems within miles of each other.
Residents enjoy a high quality of life provided to them through outstanding municipal services.
Neighborhoods boast tree-lined streets, Village government partners with the private sector to promote seasonal events, and retail centers such as Randhurst Village continue to operate and redevelop with retail, entertainment, hotels and restaurants on the horizon. Strong Municipal Leadership
Mount Prospect operates under a Council/Manager form of government in which an appointed manager and professional staff administer daily operations of departments that include: Public Works, Finance, Police, Fire, Community Development and Human Services. An elected Mayor and Board of Trustees determine Village policies.
Business and residential volunteers actively participate on several Village commissions to help determine Mount Prospect’s growth and economic development. There also are opportunities for public/private partnerships to sponsor and organize community events. The Village underwrites its own cable network to provide residents open access to government through televised open meetings.