Schaumburg LGBTQ City Guide

Located about 30 miles outside of Chicago, Schaumburg is a friendly midwestern town with a close enough to the big city to allow residents access to all of its amenities, but small enough to offer a friendly, warm neighborly vibe. It is a city full of trees, diverse neighborhoods, and much to see and do. In fact, it has been named one of the best cities to live in the United States by various publications. It's a city full of many opportunities, and much to see, do and enjoy for all who call it home. If you’re thinking of finding your next home in Schaumburg, chances are, you’ll find plenty about it to love!

A Look at Schaumburg’s History

Although the village of Schaumburg was only incorporated fairly recently in 1956, its history dates back much further. Like much of the Illinois area, the area was first inhabited by multiple Native American tribes before immigrants and pioneers eventually reached the area in the 1800s. It quickly became an important center of commerce and agriculture, and it remains an important commercial center at home to many businesses today. Throughout the years, Schaumburg has grown in diversity, and today is vibrant, and thriving city with plenty of opportunities and much to see and do for all who call it home.

A Few Fun Facts About Schaumburg 

  • Schaumburg stretches across two counties – Cook and DuPage.
  • Those who love parks and beautiful green spaces will love Schaumburg – it offers more than 1,000 acres of parkland for residents to enjoy.
  • Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall is one of the largest in the United States.

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Schaumburg’s LGBTQ Community                                    

Schaumburg is a city with a thriving and diverse LGBTQ community that is supported by various resources, including:

PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois

The PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois supports 16 PFLAG chapters in the Northern Illinois area, many of which are only a short drive from Schaumburg. PFLAG is a national support, education, and advocacy organization for LGBTQ people, as well as their families, friends, and allies. It is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind in the country. The stated mission of PFLAG is to help change attitudes and create an environment of understanding so that everyone can live in a world that is safe and inclusive, a mission that it tries to fulfill through support, education, and advocacy.

What's the Weather Like in Schaumburg?

In Schaumburg, residents can expect to experience all four distinct seasons each year. This means cold winters with moderate snowfall and hot, sunny summers, along with mild and pleasant spring and fall seasons. Temperatures typically reach an average high of 84°F in July, and an average low of 13°F in January. Schaumburg gets 38 inches of rain and 33 inches of snow, on average, per year.

Can’t-Miss Events in Schaumburg

Chicago Pride

If you live in Schaumburg, you won’t want to miss Chicago Pride, which occurs each year just a short drive away. This is one of the largest pride celebrations in the country, drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. This annual celebration of the area’s LGBTQ community is the perfect time to get together with friends and allies and celebrate all that the LGBTQ community adds to the greater Schaumburg area.

The Best Neighborhoods in Schaumburg 

If you're considering moving to Schaumburg, you will find that the entire city is very welcoming. Unlike some cities that tend to have one specific “gayborhood,” the LGBTQ community in Schaumburg is sprinkled throughout the city, so there are many neighborhoods that would make wonderful places to call home. This is why it’s always advised to contact a Schaumburg gay realtor who knows and loves the community, and who can help you find the perfect home in the ideal neighborhood. The current median list price of homes for sale in Schaumburg is around $330,000.

Arts and Entertainment

Prairie Center for the Arts

Schaumburg’s Prairie Center for the Arts is the perfect place to enjoy a wide variety of performances throughout the year. Whether you enjoy concerts, comedy, drama, musicals, or all of the above, you’ll find it here!

Woodfield Mall

Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall is one of the largest malls in the country, and it’s a great place to spend the day dining, browsing, and having fun. There’s endless variety here – shops, restaurants, and more!

Parks and Recreation

Spring Valley Nature Center

Spring Valley Nature Center is a must-visit spot for nature lovers. The center offers numerous trails, abundant wildlife, plenty of spots to relax and enjoy nature’s beauty, and many family-friendly events throughout the year.  

Sculpture Park

Schaumburg’s Sculpture Park is an amazing collaboration between the Village of Schaumburg and The Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design. The Park encompasses 20 acres of forest and meadow and is filled throughout with stunning installations and sculptures created by internationally renowned artists. It's the perfect place to spend a beautiful day in Schaumburg.

Schaumburg Nightlife

The Hideout

If you love great karaoke, strong drinks, and friendly crowds, The Hideout offers it all! Though not specifically an LGBTQ bar, The Hideout is friendly and welcoming to all, and definitely a spot you’ll want to put on your list for a night out in Schaumburg!

Contact a Schaumburg Gay Realtor Today

If you're ready to make a move to Schaumburg, at, we're here to help you take the first step toward finding an agent who knows and loves the community, and who can help you find a home and a neighborhood you'll love. We're proud to have a network of excellent realtors in Schaumburg, and we would love to help connect you with the right one. Contact a Schaumburg gay realtor today for a free, no-obligation consultation!

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