History of Park St. Claire in Schaumburg
Park St. Claire is an upscale subdivision located at the northwest corner of Meacham and Schaumburg Roads. This piece of land was once farmland that was owned by candy heiress Helen V. Brach. Although Helen owned horses and rehabbed a red barn on the 100 acres of property where the Park St. Claire subdivision is today, she never lived there.
As Schaumburg continued to expand, the farmland remained undeveloped until the early 1990s when Buz Hoffman started building more than 300 elegant 2-story homes there. Buz’s father Jack was owner of F&S Construction Company which is a well-known builder. This family-owned company had such a strong presence in shaping this area that that is how Hoffman Estates got its name. 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 and Highlands to name a few.
This subdivision consists of moderate to high-end 2-story homes in a wide variety of models including Colonials, Georgians, and American Foursquare and range anywhere between 2,337 to about 4,000 square feet. These homes also have 3-5 bedrooms, 2+ car garages and desirable features such as hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, skylights and first floor laundry. Many included updates like stainless steel appliances and granite countertops as well. Although these were considered high end homes, they were marketed as being competitively priced at the time.
This extremely desirable Park St. Claire neighborhood is in a perfect centrally located area in Schaumburg. There is even a shopping center named after it called Park St. Claire Plaza which opened in 1995. The subdivision is within minutes of Woodfield Mall as well as other shopping areas, all kinds of dining, entertainment including a movie theater and a comedy club, forest preserves, parks, expressways, and anything else you can think of. In addition to that, the neighborhood features the Park St. Claire Conservation Area which has more than 30 acres of wetlands, planted prairies and paths for biking and walking. This beautiful neighborhood has it all.