History of the Highlands in Hoffman Estates
The Highlands subdivision, in Hoffman Estates, is located north of where the intersections of Golf Road and Higgins Road meet and west of Roselle Road. This neighborhood consists of ranch, split level and raised ranch homes.
This subdivision was built in the late 1950s to mid-1960s by F&S Construction Company which later became Hoffman Rosner and then Hoffman Homes. This company was created by Jack Hoffman and his father Sam and their original purpose was to build affordable homes for returning GI’s from the war. Being a veteran himself, this task seemed to be an important one. Jack Hoffman’s name was voted to be the new town name due to his heavy influence and clear dedication to building this community. So, then the town became Hoffman Estates. Not only did F&S build homes around here, but they also built a planned community which consisted of plazas for shopping, office buildings, schools and other buildings that once were a bowling area and a movie theater. Some of the other subdivisions under Jack’s belt are Parcel A, B, C, D and Highlands West. He was also a generous man who donated land and materials that totaled $1,246,000 which was used to build some of the schools in the area. He also donated churches and a family farm, one that he acquired when purchasing the land, which became Hoffman Estate’s first village hall and police department when they were incorporated in September of 1959.
Although parts of nearby neighborhoods were becoming incorporated during the development of this area, the Highlands subdivision had a difficult time being annexed to Hoffman Estates. This was mainly because it was made through the use of a road that was previously annexed to the Village of Schaumburg in July 1958. After several months and legal attempts, the Hoffman Estates village board officially approved the annexation on June 20, and it was recorded as part of the village on July 7, 1960.
Behind the hustle and bustle of the traffic on Golf and Higgins Road, the Highlands maintains a quiet neighborhood. It is nestled in a perfect and convenient location that is close to a wide variety of parks, stores, restaurants, businesses, highways and local attractions like the Streets of Woodfield and Woodfield Mall.