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Hawaiian Shipping

Here at Hawaiian Shippers, we understand the sensitive and delicate nature of trusting someone to move your most valuable possessions. This is why we...

US DOT: 1208629

MC: 480787

Alaska Terminals, Inc.

Elgin Illinois moving companies, Since opening our doors for business back in 1981, Alaska Terminals has been associated with a high level of quality and professionalism. That’s...

US DOT: 125550

MC: 79658

New Evolution Inc.

Our company has every aspect of moving covered so you will not have to worry about anything. The labor, fleet, and storage facilities for any size...

US DOT: 3345800

MC: 1070762

Smooth Relocation Vanlines

Our moving crews are licensed & professional, and will always work around your belongings with respect. We treat your home as if it were our own,...

US DOT: 2827588

MC: 944141

Straightline Moving Inc.

Elgin IL, If you're looking for a reliable moving company in Roscoe, IL, Rockford or the surrounding area, you've found one. Since 2016, StraightLine Moving...

US DOT: 76235

Intra: 217042

MC: 15735

United Transportation Moving & Storage

Interstate movement of household goods and personal possessions takes the coordinated effort of professional team. United Transportation Moving and...

US DOT: 1978660

MC: 699570

Allied & North American Van Lines

Allied & North American Van Lines has over 85 years of experience and has built one of the largest moving networks in the world to service consumers,...

US DOT: 76235

MC: 15735

Real Movers

Real Movers has been in business since 2010 and moved thousands of families and business around USA– it is our philosophy to treat our customers and...

US DOT: 3533741

MC: 1177348

Premier Van Lines International

Movers Elgin IL, Founded in 1992, Premier Van Lines International is one of Americas leading relocation companies which specialize in international moves. We are...

US DOT: 3662762

MC: 1266993

Colonial Van Lines Inc.

When you hire a long-distance moving company, you want to rest assured that the team you’ve chosen has the skills and convictions you need to trust...

US DOT: 1434373

MC: 681534

Glass City Movers

Elgin Illinois moving quotes, At Glass City Movers we understand it’s stressful to move, which is why we are here to insure your move is done in a stress free timely manner at a...

US DOT: 1403449

MC: 532455

RMS Movers & Storage

Our goal is to take the stress out of moving so you can concentrate on getting settled in your new place. We are proud to be one of the most trusted...

US DOT: 2411927

MC: 829928

United Van Lines

With United, moving is simple — Whether you are moving across the country or just across state lines, we put our customers first. By integrating the...

US DOT: 77949

MC: 67234

Federal Warehouse Company

Elgin IL, There are countless choices out there for professional moving companies in Illinois, but there aren’t many professional movers that can say that...

US DOT: 76235

Intra: 1276

MC: 15735

City Moving

GP Movers offer the best moving services around. You can have a team of professional and highly skilled movers backing your move when you choose GP...

US DOT: 1826833

MC: 662744

A suburb of Chicago and located on the Fox River, Elgin has a population of about 108,000. Elgin is proud of its cultural diversity and beautiful area. Elgin is one of the fastest growing communities in the area. Elgin enjoys a moderate summer with temps averaging in the low 80s. It has long, cold winters, with average temps reaching the teens and an average of 33 inches of snow each year. Elgin has a low crime rate. Elgin, Illinois has over 30 individual neighborhoods and each has its own unique personality. Most neighborhoods have their own events and groups. Elgin is a friendly place and anyone thinking of moving to Elgin will surely find the exact right place for them.

Economy:
The median household income for Elgin is slightly higher than the state average. The cost of living in Elgin is near and slightly higher than the national average. The unemployment rate for Elgin is higher than the state average and is currently 11.9%. Top employers in Elgin include Chicago Rawhide Inc., the U.S. Can Company, Amtec Precision Products and Panasonic. Elgin also has many health-related jobs from the Northern Illinois Mental Health Hospital and a Veterans Administration Hospital. The economy was given a boost in the 1990s with the opening of the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino.

History:
Settled after the Black Hawk War in 1832, the town was named from a Scottish hymn, "The Song of Elgin" by Hezekiah Gifford. In 1849 the railroad came to Elgin, connecting Elgin to Chicago. At that time, Elgin was known for its dairy farms, and Gail Borden built a condensed milk factory in 1866. In 1864 the Elgin Watch Company began and eventually became the world's largest watch-manufacturer. A couple of Mills helped the growth of the town and in 1872 the Illinois State Mental Hospital was built there. The Elgin Watch Company went out of business in 1960.

Tourism:
Elgin has a symphony orchestra, a choral union and a community theater. The Elgin Area Historical Museum has on-going and rotating exhibits about the history of the area, and is housed in a historical building from 1856. The Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology has many interesting exhibitions. Lords Park has an exhibit of American Bison and a petting zoo. In addition, Elgin has outdoor activities such as fishing, biking, hiking, horseback riding and nature preserves.

  • Elgin was the childhood home to five Navy Admirals, a Nobel prize winner and a Pulitzer Prize winner.
  • A Elgin resident, John Murphy, invented the motorized streetsweeper in 1914.

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