Hoffman Estates is a suburb of Chicago, located in Illinois. The village is located partially in Cook County and partially in Kane County. Hoffman Estates was incorporated in 1959 and in present it has a population of more than 50.000 residents. In the early 1980s, a part of the locals proposed a name change, from Hoffman Estates to East Barrington, but this was not approved. The economy of the village relies on a few powerful names of the industry: Sears Holding Corporation, AT&T, GE Capital, Career Education Corporation, Mori Seiki and FANUC. Some of these companies even have their headquarters in Hoffman Estates. If you plan to visit Hoffman Estates there are some hot spots you should not miss.
Top Attractions within Hoffman Estates
Woodfield Mall is the main attraction for fashion addicts, so if you are among them, this is the perfect place for you. This is a super-regional shopping mall, opened since 1971. In 1973 this was the largest mall in the country and now is the largest mall of Chicago and has more than 285 stores, without counting the restaurants and other facilities. In 2000 this was the favorite suburban attraction for the visitors of Chicago.
Sears Centre is an entertainment, cultural and sports center located in Hoffman Estates. The center is suitable for all the family and it has an impressing number of seats, 11.000. Sears Centre opened in 2006 with a great Duran Duran and Bob Dylan concert. If you plan a family day, this venue is the best because you can bet no one will get bored here.
Poplar Creek Music Theater is a historical building used from 1980 to 1994 as a concert venue for Hoffman Estates. This Hoffman Estates venue closed, but the building is still visited by nostalgics who remember how entertainment in the village was managed before the Sears Centre opened.