The village of Poplar Grove, IL, is a small but fast-growing town in north-central Illinois, with a reputation for neighborly hospitality. The town's youth sports programs, strong school systems, and endless supply of outdoor fun also makes it a great place to raise a family. You'll find quite a few family homes available in Poplar Grove, often with ample yard space that allows you the room to customize your property over time. Poplar Grove is part of Boone County, which shares a northern border with the state of Wisconsin.
Poplar Grove's estimated population of 5,169 may not seem very large, but it's a big jump from the recent past. At the time of the 2000 Census, Poplar Grove had a population of just 1,368. Part of that growth is due to Poplar Grove's very competitive home values and median household income, but the village's community-focused atmosphere is also a big draw. Your dollar also goes a bit farther in Poplar Grove, thanks to a cost of living that checks in about 15% below the national average. Mix in significantly lower than average crime rates, and it's easy to see the appeal of Poplar Grove. Search the newest real estate listings Poplar Grove, IL.
Poplar Grove is served by North Boone County School District 200, which includes three elementary schools, one upper-elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. The district is well-regarded overall, with both Poplar Grove Elementary and Manchester Elementary receiving especially strong reviews. North Boone also offers some excellent summer camp programs, including the very popular Camp Invention, which is geared toward kids who love to create. Colleges in the area include Rock Valley College, Rockford Career College, and Beloit College. Search Poplar Grove homes for sale by school district.
If you like working with your hands, you'll feel right at home in Poplar Grove's job market. This is still a place where things get built, with construction, metal fabrication, and manufacturing leading the way in local job creation. Healthcare, transportation, and machinery production also make strong showings in Poplar Grove's job statistics. You'll also find opportunities at the many small businesses of Poplar Grove, from food service to retail and agriculture. The region's fast growth also means that the future is bright for job-seekers here.
Interested in aviation, historic automobile design, or just the chance to check out some cool old cars and airplanes? Don't miss Poplar Grove's Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum, which does an excellent job of mixing education, history, and family fun. Poplar Grove is also home to four beautiful parks, including a veteran's memorial and Bel-Air Park, which has great playgrounds for the kids. You'll also find excellent youth sports programs, thanks to the North Boone Youth Sports organization. And if you get the itch for a taste of city life, Poplar Grove is a very short drive from the city of Rockford.
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