Our Favorite Nearby Spots: West Elgin Area Goodies

Our Favorite Nearby Spots: West Elgin Area Goodies

Residents love the location of Highland Woods—beautiful rolling hills and views, natural landscaping that highlights the beauty of the Midwest, all with proximity to Elgin, the Randall Road corridor, and easy travel opportunities. Plus the benefit of Burlington District 301 Schools, including Country Trails Elementary School, located right within the community. And, in the past 10 years or so, the area has seen the addition of so many fun and hot spots around the town worth visiting. We love all of the unique independent small-business offerings right near Highland Woods that offer incredible fare, food, or experiences dripping with charm that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are a few of our favorites (that will be sure to become some of your favorites when you find your dream home at Highland Woods)!


38W718 Hwy Rt. 20 Elgin, IL 60124

Buy fresh produce straight from a local family farm. Having Kleins around the corner is like living by an ever-open Farmers Market in the Summer and Fall. Plus you’ll meet friendly, happy staff and can enjoy a selection of fun products like fresh jams and jellies and old-fashioned hard candy sticks that the kids will love at 20 cents each.

Plank Road Tap Room

39W149 Plank Road, Elgin, IL 60124

Grab some carryout (can we suggest Sammys or Macianos Pizza??) and head over to this BYOF (bring your own food) craft beer bar. Or visit on any of the days they have a food truck parked outside. Try any of their 16 delicious craft beers on tap. Sit on the patio, porch or in the bar. (This place is 21 and over, so save it for fun, relaxing date night or gathering with friends.)

The Milk House

230 Reinking Rd, Pingree Grove, Illinois

This incredible ice cream spot is located in an old farmhouse in Pingree Grove, just a 5 minute drive from Highland Woods. It is known for its whimsical atmosphere and awesome flavors, like Carmelized Banana, Coconut Macaroon, and Bake Sale Lemon Bar. Go at least once a week so you can try them all!

Country Donuts

3091 US Highway 20 # 101, Elgin, IL 60124

Here you’ll find the freshest donuts ever right outside of Highland Woods, including the incredible pumpkin and apple cider donuts every Fall. Make a quick trip through the drive through, or pull a stool up to the diner-style counter and stay a while. The donuts will melt in your mouth!

Interested in finding your home at Highland Woods and making these your regular spots? Make an appointment to visit today!

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