Algonquin is a commercial-minded suburb set along the banks of the Fox River and a number of major roads, including Randall Road, Route 62, and Route 31. This charming waterside village is located 43 miles northwest of Chicago and 30 miles south of the Wisconsin border. However, Algonquin residents don’t need to leave the village limits for shopping, gourmet food, or great entertainment. Major retail centers such as the Algonquin Commons provide numerous boutiques and restaurants while Randall Road is lined with flourishing businesses, including Montarra, Brunswick Zone XL, and The Creperie Normande. The scenic Fox River offers an ideal location for hiking, biking, boating, and waterskiing.