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Fountain Square Amenities

Elgin offers big city culture and entertainment in the close knit comfort of an all-American hometown. Fountain Square is set on the banks of the Fox River, and in the heart of downtown Elgin's amenities. Also with being just steps away from the convenience of the Metra station, Fountain Square on the River puts you exactly where you want to be - at the center of it all! Below you can view all of the wonderful amenities that Elgin, IL has to offer; including a state-of-the-art library, an award winning orchestra, and a landmark fitness center that is mere blocks from Fountain Square.



Fountain Square is just steps away from The Centre of Elgin, a state of the art, community fitness center. Serving over 1,000,000 guests annually, The Centre of Elgin is the City’s foremost recreational facility providing residents with nearly 185,000 sq-ft of leisure space.

Some of their features include:

  • 9600 square foot health and fitness center
  • Natatorium
  • Five preschool classrooms with secured outdoor playground
  • Babysitting room
  • Three dance/aerobic rooms with sprung-wood floors
  • Climbing wall
  • Three-Court field house
  • Auxiliary gymnasium
  • Two racquetball courts

View a full list of The Centre of Elgin's features



Named "Orchestra of the Year" an unprecedented three times by the Illinois Council of Orchestras and winner of a 2010 Elgin Image Award, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, now in its 64th season, is respected for exceptional performance, innovative education programs, and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1950 by Douglas Steensland at Elgin Community College, the Orchestra has benefited from the contributions of many talented conductors and musicians during its sixty-three year history.

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Located less than a half mile northeast of Fountain Square is the Hemmens Cultural Center. The Hemmens Cultural Center is the cornerstone of Elgin’s growing arts community. This intimate 1,200-seat theatre is a favorite venue for seeing stars up close. Since 1969, audiences have been treated to such names as B. B. King, Bob Newhart, Phil Vassar, Garrison Keillor, The Ides of March, Blue Oyster Cult and many more. This premier performing arts facility has something for everyone to enjoy.

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Also located in Elgin, Illinois is the ECC Arts Center. Not only can you see amazing live performances at the Arts Center, you can also enhance your experience by taking classes, performing in a theatre or musical theatre production, joining a music ensemble, or attending workshops in the performing arts discipline of your choice!

Learn more about the Elgin Community College Arts Center



The Gail Borden Public Library of Elgin, Illinois is located less than 2 miles west of Fountain Square. This state-of-the-art library is the recipient of the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Services as well as the recipient of the 2010 Elgin Hispanic Network Organization of the Year.

Learn more about the Gail Borden public library of Elgin, IL




Elgin has a network of over 70 parks and 10 recreation facilities. Easily discover and learn about all of the wonderful parks that Elgin has to offer by using the park discovery tool located at the city of Elgin's Website.

Discover the parks of Elgin, IL


Shopping & Dining

With a thriving cultural, shopping and dining scene, living at Fountain Square means living steps away from that favorite restaurant you've known for years... and the great new one you've been meaning to try!


Popular Restaurants

Prime BurgerHouse

Surf & Turf Burger. Thai Chicken Burger. Drunken Bull Burger. Lobster Grilled Cheese. Garlic Parmesan Butter Burger. These are just a few of the irresistible, one-of-a-kind hand-crafted creations you’ll find at Prime BurgerHouse inside Grand Victoria Casino.

Prime BurgerHouse was born from General Manager Jim Thomason’s search for “the best burger in Chicagoland.” And he created just that – a hip, gourmet burger house oozing with seductive flavor and style. In short, Prime is the ultimate burger experience.

At Prime, you can enjoy some of the best burgers to ever come off a grill. Each patty is hand-crafted from prime meats ground daily on site by our in-house butcher. And our chefs have created dozens of specialty burgers to excite every taste. But if our specialty burgers just aren’t special enough for you, go ahead and build your own. You won’t hurt our feelings. But don’t be hasty. With dozens of tasty toppings, six specialty buns, and gourmet cheeses to mix and match, you’ve got some deliciously difficult choices to make.

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Buckingham's Steakhouse and Lounge

Award-winning Buckinghams Steakhouse and Lounge is fine dining at its very best. Sip on a signature cocktail in the lounge before enjoying a hand-chosen menu of exquisitely prepared beef, poultry, lamb, and seafood dishes, premier wines, and decadent desserts in our elegant dining room. It all makes Buckinghams the perfect ingredient in your special night out.

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