The village of Roscoe is located in Winnebago County in North Central Illinois, close to the Wisconsin border and 80 miles west of Chicago. Commuters can drive to Harvard to catch the Union Pacific Northwest rail line to Chicago. If you’re looking for a close-knit and growing community to call home, you’ll find it here! You’ll also find plenty of natural beauty in and around Roscoe with the Rock River, Hononegah Forest Preserve, and more. Winnebago County is known for its highly desirable school districts, including the small community schools in Roscoe. And with a median income of $68,253 and a median home price of $183,400, Roscoe is a prosperous yet still-affordable place to call home.
There are at least 30 distinct neighborhoods in Roscoe, according to Nextdoor. The housing stock in Roscoe is a mix of old and new, truly offering something for every taste and budget: older homes with character, ranch homes in newer subdivisions, larger homes on wooded lots, townhomes, and condos/apartments. You can also find land lots for sale if you’re looking to build a new, custom home to fit your needs and tastes. Notable neighborhoods and subdivisions include:
- Promontory Ridge
- The Reserve
- Briar Cliff Manor
- The Ledges
- Hidden Creek
Roscoe’s official webpage has a list of local utility companies and their phone numbers. We’ve also included links and any relevant information.
- Advanced Disposal: View guidelines for curbside garbage disposal and recycling.
- Telephone/Cable/Internet: Choose between Spectrum, Comcast, and Frontier.
- ComEd: Click here to start, stop, or move your electric service.
- Nicor: Start or stop your gas service.
- North Park Water: Here’s what you need to know about new service connections.
Roscoe is known for its well-regarded public schools. There are only about 18 students per teacher and the high school has a 94% graduation rate, according to GreatPlaces. While Roscoe currently does not have its own high school in the village, plans are underway to build a new high school in Roscoe. In the meantime, Roscoe high school students usually attend Hononegah High School in nearby Rockton.
Features four schools in Roscoe that offer personalized instruction in small school settings.
- Ledgewood School: Grades PK-1
- Stone Creek School: Grades 2-3
- Kinnikinnick School: Grades 4-5
- Roscoe Middle School: Grades 6-8
A public high school in Rockton, Illinois, that serves students from the towns of Rockton, Roscoe, Shirland, and parts of South Beloit. Hononegah strives to provide an academically challenging and well-rounded educational experience for student success in college and careers.
Although Roscoe may be small, its residents’ healthcare needs are well-served by area hospitals and medical centers.
- Mercyhealth Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford, IL
- OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL
- Beloit Health System Beloit Memorial Hospital in Beloit, WI
- Midway Village Museum: This outdoor living history museum depicts a typical Northern Illinois rural town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There are also rotating exhibits in the Main Museum Center.
- Burpee Museum of Natural History: Exhibits revolve around paleontology, geology, biology, and Native American life.
- Discovery Center Museum: Children’s museum with hands-on exhibits and lots of family fun.
- Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden: The largest public garden in Winnebago County with 155 acres of woodlands and botanical gardens.
Check Roscoe’s public community calendar for more things to do.
Parks & Recreation
Roscoe has a robust youth athletics program, as well as public parks and a golf course. You can review Roscoe’s recreational dictionary and browse our regional highlights below.
- Stateline Youth Athletics: A youth baseball and softball program for the Stateline region of Roscoe, Rockton, South Beloit, and more.
- Stateline Family YMCA: Offers a variety of programs for children and adults of all ages including childcare/preschool, swim lessons, gymnastics, youth sports, group exercise classes, and more.
- Tackle Football: Jr. tackle football and cheer program for kids in 7th and 8th grades.
- Porter Park Disc Golf Course: Beginner-friendly course with a mix of long open shots with elevation and tree-lined fairways.
Roscoe Township’s Parks and Recreation Areas include Robert J. Cross Park, Kelley-Myers Park, Hononegah Bike Path, and the Historic Stone Bridge Trail.
Starting a Business in Roscoe
Are you a small business owner looking to relocate to Roscoe? An entrepreneur who wants to start a new business here? Winnebago County has been growing and expanding in recent years. Prominent industries in the local economy include aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare, and robotics. We also have a strong heritage as an agricultural region.
Resources for business owners and entrepreneurs in Roscoe include:
- The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity: Step-by-step guide to starting a new business.
- Village of Roscoe Department of Zoning and Planning
- Winnebago County Department of Regional Planning and Economic Development
- Winnebago Area Chamber of Commerce
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