Palatine is located about 30 miles northwest of Chicago. Palatine is home to Street Fest, an annual 3-day event held the third weekend of August. Palatine also hosts a large 4th of July celebration and other community events throughout the year. Commerce thrives in downtown Palatine with sidewalk cafés and unique retailers.
Residents of Palatine enjoy a robust park district with amenities and programs for all ages. Pride of ownership is recognized in Palatine through the Hometown Pride Award, a contest honoring homes with the best curb appeal. Commuters in Palatine enjoy the convenience of Metra rail service with municipal parking areas.