Mount Prospect is a village in Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County, Illinois, about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 54,167.
Residents and visitors experience Mount Prospect and all it offers in its newly renovated downtown. Updated building facades, brick-paved streetscapes, wrought iron lamp posts, graphically designed street banners, and colorful displays of flowers and landscaping create a unified message of “Be a Part of It” to those living and visiting the Village. The “Village Green” has become a central gathering place attracting pedestrians, shoppers and businesses to the town center.
Downtown is now more than just a place to board a Metra commuter train to Chicago. Mount Prospect’s vision of a mixed-use downtown has become a reality with urban-influenced row houses, townhomes and condominiums; restaurants, entertainment, retail, spas and service providers.
*Cited from Wikipedia and www.mountprospect.org