Welcome to the Fox Valley area! My Charles Rutenberg Realty team specializes in the Elgin area and surrounding suburbs including St. Charles, Campton Hills, South Elgin, Geneva, Batavia and more. Let us help you discover what it is like to live and work in this beautiful area, only 50 miles from Chicago. Use our expertise to find the perfect home or lot to build your next home, move up to a bigger place or invest in some wonderful flats in the downtown area. Elgin, with over 100,000 residents, has an incredible arts community at the Hemmens Cultural Center, with live theater performances year round. It has an amazing library system with Gail Borden and the Rakow branch, plus its own Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Welcome to Elgin-the biggest little city near Chicago!