Huntley : Illinois


What It Is Like to Retire in Huntley

Huntley is a small town northwest of Elgin and near Crystal Lake (west of Chicago).  The affluent population was 27,228 in late 2021. Photo of Huntley High School courtesy of Wikipedia and Abog (public domain).

Where to Retire in Huntley and Home Prices

Sun City Huntley is the only Sun City in the midwest. The median price of a home in late 2021 was $315,794.

What Is Special about Huntley

Huntley is a fairly affluent town with an infinitesimal crime rate.  As a suburb it is less congested and intense than some other towns nearer Chicago.

What Is Not Special about Huntley

High property taxes, cold winters, not a walkable town.

Who Will Like Retirement in Huntley

Those who want to live in a small town, but close to a large city (Chicago), may enjoy living here. Huntley has a library, farmers market, and community events.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Economy is driven by Health Care, manufacturing, and retail.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 24 degrees, July's average is 74 degrees. Huntley averages 32 inches of snow each winter.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Huntley has restaurants and events, but for a plethora of dining choices and cultural opportunities, Chicago is just an hour away.


The crime rate is very low.

Medical Facilities

The nearest hospitals are in Elgin, about 11 miles away.


Huntley is not a walkable town, and has few bike lanes; MCRide Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb, public transit service available to McHenry County residents traveling within and between partner communities: Chicago O'Hare International Airport is about 38 miles away.

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