The community of Fox River Grove offers the ideal blend of business opportunity and hometown flavor. The Village offers a mix of single and multifamily housing opportunities, and is supported by a variety of specialty shops, restaurants and professional services. Downtown Chicago is about an hour away via the Metra Northwest Line.
Residents enjoy a wide variety of recreational choices along the Village's picturesque namesake river, including fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and a wealth of sports activities. The Village maintains more than 100 acres of public parks and recreational facilities.
Since the Village's incorporation on August 21, 1919, the population has continually increased as the village grew from an agricultural community and resort destination to a year-round residential community. Population growth has been moderate since 1970 when the Village had a population of 2,245. The population had risen to 2,515 by 1980 and 3,551 by 1990. Today, Fox River Grove has a population of 4,702 (2020 Census).