History of Sheffield Park in Schaumburg
The Sheffield Park subdivision, located south of Bode Road, north of Schaumburg Road, and centralized around the western and eastern areas of Springinsguth Road, came to life on Saturday May 24, 1969. This planned community consisting of 1,200 mid-sized single family homes was built on a $42 million, 450-acre tract that once had rolling farmlands. Levitt and Sons, Inc., an international home and community developer who also claimed to be the largest builder in the US, had chosen this area from geographic and economic surveys that proved to be the best location for their vision. The setting was an abundant, serene and suburban area to create a vibrant community of comfortable yet fashionable homes with all of the bells and whistles. In addition to that, there was the added convenience of being minutes away from direct roads to Chicago and O’Hare by car or train. Other draws to the area included schools, shopping, houses of worship and social, cultural, and recreational facilities.
Although Sheffield Park consists of 12 styles of homes, the rollout of this community began with 5. At the time these homes were called “The Everything House” and had countless luxurious touches. Levitt and Sons really enhanced the buying experience by showing completely decorated and furnished models. By 1972, Levitt began offering more affordable homes due to the energy crisis and inflation at the time. These homes which were called “The Affordables” and came with less standard equipment particularly the brand name appliances. Having these exclusions helped keep the new lowered sale prices under control.
Sheffield Park today continues to be a beautiful and thriving community with all of the same kinds of conveniences that surrounded it many years ago. One of most notable draws is the Community Recreation Center (CRC) which is part of the Schaumburg Park District. It is also home to The Water Works indoor water park and a large fitness center that has many amenities.. This facility hosts many popular special events and programs that attract residents on a regular basis from all around Schaumburg and neighboring towns.