The village of Schaumburg is located in Cook County, and its motto is “Progress Through Thoughtful Planning.” Given its location within Chicago’s famed “Golden Corridor,” it’s a motto that has served countless Illinoisans well over the course of more than six decades.
Though Schaumburg was not incorporated until 1956, its heritage dates back well into the 1800s, when it was originally known as Sarah’s Grove. In these early days, Schaumburg/Sarah’s Grove was a prosperous area primarily occupied by farmland. Despite being largely isolated from the world until the advent of the mass-produced automobile, Schaumburg earned the reputation of being Cook County’s model community and of being an inclusive place for people from all walks of life.
After incorporation, Schaumburg expanded with subdivisions that allowed for a considerable population boom, climbing to 18,730 as quickly as 1970. With the opening of I-290, things only continued to expand, and the Woodfield Mall was opened in September 1971. To this very day, Woodfield is the 11th largest shopping mall in the United States, and it remains a major attraction for passers-through.
Today, Schaumburg is also home to the world headquarters of Motorola Solutions. It’s also home to one of only two IKEA outlets in all of Illinois. The population of what was once a rural area has blown up to 75,386 as of the 2000 US Census, and it’s arguably one of the happiest places per capita in America.
Schaumburg is home to campuses for Roosevelt University, The Illinois Institute of Art, and The Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. It’s also home to Blue Ribbon Award-winning schools and teachers, which means it’s a great place to raise a family as well.
If you’re planning on starting a family or just passing through, Schaumburg is a wonderful place filled with wonderful people. We here at Schaumburg Mitsubishi are proud to serve our city, and we hope that you’ll stop in if you’re on the market for a new vehicle.