Machesney Park, IL is the counterpart to Loves Park. Like its bordering city, it continues to grow and has become a sought after place to live near Rockford and the Illinois-Wisconsin border. It also offers beautiful scenery, access to the Rock River and many recreational opportunities at Rock Cut State Park. Machesney has a rich history in aviation, which is a source of community pride. Families looking for a suburban setting with short drives to major cities will find Machesney Park an excellent place to call home.
Learn about living in Machesney Park, Illinois.
Machesney Park has condos and townhomes, but is primarily made up of single-family homes. Housing prices in the area are affordable, and the sizes range from smaller starter homes to large estates along the river with boat access. Styles are also varied, meaning you can find houses with historic charm or new construction, plus everything in-between. The median home price in Machesney Park is around $90,000, and the population was 43,499 as of the 2010 census. Search the newest real estate listings in Machesney Park, IL.
Machesney Park has a solid school system that includes Ralston Elementary School, Machesney Elementary School, Olson Park Elementary School, Harlem Middle School, and Harlem High School. Private schools are available in Machesney Park, Loves Park, and Rockford. For those who want to continue college in area schools like Rock Valley College, The Illinois Institute of Art, The University of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Clark University, Purdue University, and the University of Wisconsin are all nearby. Search Machesney Park homes for sale by school district.
Machesney Park is close to several major companies in the county. Jobs span industries like education, retail, manufacturing, and aerospace. Some of the top employers in the area include Rockford Health System, Chrysler LLC, UPS, Rockford Public Schools, Hamilton Sundstrand, Winnebago County, Swedish American Health System, NCO Group, Honeywell, Wal-Mart, Woodward, and Anderson Packing Inc.
There are several ways to pass the time while living here. If you love nature, visit one of the area’s green spaces, or head to Rock Cut State Park for boating, biking, camping, cross country skiing, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, hunting, and more. People who like to shop will enjoy the new commercial corridor that has both small and large retailers. The community also has city programs, events, and festivals. Two top festivals in the area are the Machesney Park Family Festival and the Young at Heart Festival in Loves Park. Other favorite things to do in town are going to the movies at the AMC showplace or playing games at Nickelworld.
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