COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Hickory Hills NEIGHBORHOODS

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Garfield Ridge / Clearing-Chicago

Is located on the southwest side of the city. The northern half of Midway International Airport is located in this community area. It is served by CTAs Orange Line. Conveniently right along I-55. Garfield Ridge has numerous outstanding Chicago Parks. Mostly residential with nice family homes. Clearing one of Chicago's neighborhoods is also home to outstanding Chicago Parks, Lawler Park with Little League softball, nice recreational building, home to an outdoor swimming pool, field house and ball fields. Great for raising a family, communities with fantastic neighborhood spirit and lots of community fun.

West Lawn - Chicago

Is located on the southwest side of the city. It has a small town atmosphere in the big city. 9 miles SW of the Loop, serviced by CTA Orange Line, that will take you right inside the heart of downtown Chicago.

Beverly - Chicago

Beverly is one of 77 community areas of Chicago. It is located on the highest elevation in Chicago, and is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the city. Beverly is one of the top five largest historic districts in any major city in the USA. Beverly has a quick access (by public transport or car) to all the Chicago financial markets, shopping and attractions but still retains itself as a peaceful and quiet wooded community.

Mount Greenwood - Chicago

Neighborhood on the southwest side of the city. About 14 miles of the Loop. Mount Greenwood is home to many Chicago firefighters, police officers and union workers. Neighborhood with outstanding parks. Wide variety of housing and close to suburban shopping centers. Good mix of Bars, Clubs, shops, public pool and huge refrigerated ice skating ring that provides winter recreation.

Summit / Bedford Park

12 miles SW of the Loop, sits on the gentle rise separating the Chicago River from the Des Plains River. Throughout the northwest side of the village runs I-55, Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is 3 miles to the southwest, Approximately 3 miles to Chicago International Airport. Partly residential and partly industrial with Ingredion that operates a corn milling and processing plant at 63rd Street and Archer Ave. Bedford Park consist of a small residential area and vast amounts of heavy industry sprawling to the east and small amount to the west. Home to the Institute for Food Safety and Health. Bedford Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized to small single-family homes and small apartment building.

Burbank

Burbank is located at the southwest edge of the city of Chicago. Burbank is less than 2 miles south of Chicago Midway International Airport. 12 miles SW of the Loop. Burbank is one of the younger communities in Cook County. Middle-class village with plenty of housing for all buyer’s needs. Newly renovated Park District with outside swimming pool, fitness center, and gymnasium.

Justice

Justice, southwest suburb 14 miles of Chicago Loop, lies close to Interstate 55 and Interstate 294, just east of LaGrange Rd. The Justice Park District provides parks, facilities and recreational programs for the people of the community of all ages. Justice offers diverse housing options for all types of buyers.

Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn is known for its community hospital- Advocate Christ Medical Center. There are over 300 acres of parks, recreational facilities and open land. Great place for golf lovers. Downtown Oak Lawn is growing with new developments, several multistory, high-end condominium complexes with retail space on the main floors. Also amazing expansion of Metra train Station and new Children Museum. Perfectly located by I-294.

Evergreen Park

The village lies 12 miles south of the Loop Chicago. Evergreen Park is bordered by the city of Chicago on the north, east and south, and Oak Lawn to the west. Evergreen Park is a home to great Park and Recreation District, also Evergreen Lake Trail with 1.3 miles for all types of physical activities and enjoying majestic view surrounding the lake. Host to many events year round.

Hickory Hills

Southwest suburb of Chicago, Hickory Hills with I-294 and I-55 right along the border, provides close and easy access to Downtown Chicago (15 min). Several neighborhoods with nice parks for younger children and families. Hickory Hills has a lot to offer for all housing needs.

Chicago Ridge

18 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Home to Chicago Ridge Mall with over 130 stores and six-screen theater. Chicago Ridge hosts one of the best known summer festivals in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Ridge Fest. 23 acres of land available for recreational purposes, divided among nine parks containing tennis courts, baseball fields, a fitness center/gymnasium, and a miniature golf/batting cages complex. Chicago Ridge has a station on Metra’s southwest Service, which provides daily rail service to Chicago Union Station.

Worth

Worth is a village in Cook County 16 miles southwest of Chicago. Right along Tri-State Tollway 294, and operated by Metra which provides daily rail service to Chicago Union Station. Whether one wants a historic or newly constructed, larger home or modest and attractive starter, Worth offers a variety of styles, sizes and prices for young couple, full sized families or those in retirement. Worth also has multiple condominium and rental facilities throw-out the village. Home to The Water’s Edge Golf Course, Public Library and Worth Park District with 11 parks.

Alsip

Southwest suburb named after Frank Alsip, the owner of a brickyard. The village was settled by German and Dutch. Perfect location for boat owners, the village operates a boat launch on the canal, permitting inland access to Lake Michigan. Home to good public and private schools and library. Right by Tri-State Tollway 294. It is part industrial and part residential, with nice quiet neighborhoods. Alsip is close to major shopping, dining and medical facilities.

Crestwood

Crestwood is a village located 17 miles from Chicago Loop, large forest preserve to the west and the Midlothian County Club to the south. Large shopping complex replaced an old aviation airport in 1990 known as River Crest Centre. This commercial area, along with related business areas along Cicero Ave., gave Crestwood an extremely local tax base. Located right by interstate 294.

Orland Park

Orland Park is a village in Cook County, 25 miles from Downtown Chicago. The Metra commuter rail system links it to Chicago Loop and from there to O’Hare and Midway airports. Orland Park boats a very large Recreational and Park Department. With over 60 parks there are plenty of options for recreation. Home to the largest public pool in the area (The Centennial Aquatic Center). Orland Park is rapidly expanding, featuring some of the top schools and is an employment and shopping center for south suburbs of Chicago.

Tinley Park

Tinley Park is a thriving and one of the fastest growing southwest suburbs of Chicago. In 2009 Tinley Park was selected by BusinessWeek the best place to race a family in America. Tinley Park is serviced by Metra rail system and I-80 east-west coast connector as its southern border. Home to great public Water Park, where kids and adults will have fun and relax. Historic homes can be found in the heart of the city, walking distance to Downtown Tinley Park (with Farmers Market spring thru fall). Featuring superior schools and beautiful Public Library.

Mokena

Mokena is a village located in Will County on a southwest side of Chicago. It is serviced by Metra and also right by I-80 which runs along the northern border. Everything from starter homes to dream homes with large lots. Featuring great schools and a Park District that provides all different activities for kids and adults. Family oriented neighborhoods with nice parks.

Homer Glen

25 miles of Down Town Chicago lays a Village of Homer Glen. Residential development within the village ranges from subdivisions with lots of one-third acre to lots larger than one acre. Rural estates and small family farms also exist. Lovely scenic and wooded lots abound in the community. Homer Glen is home to many parks and athletic clubs. The village finished construction of its first trail system, The Homer Glen Heroes Trail. Everyone from young to older will enjoy the welcoming nature of Homer Glen.

Lockport

Lockport is a historic city, located 30 miles southwest of Chicago. It’s a historic town with vintage downtown, scenic golf course, walking paths, parks and recreation and accessibility to I-355and I-80 add to the city’s appeal. An interesting feature of downtown Lockport is its four museums all within walking distance. From newer housing developments to historic homes, Lockport offers plenty of options.

Lemont

Conveniently located right by Interstate I-355 is another great southwest suburb of Chicago, Lemont. Just 25 miles from Chicago, Lemont is an oasis of small town charm and recreational opportunities to be explored. From unique selection of small boutiques, restaurants serving hometown hospitality and great food, to rich cultural activities there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring everything from starter homes to dream homes, Lemont offers plenty of options.

Palos Park

The Village of Palos Park 19miles Southwest of the Loop Chicago is a charming community nestled in the midst of dense wooded land. A wonderful place to live and raise a family in a natural environment. Great community for people commuting to jobs in Chicago. There is no industry in the village/ although there is some commercial development along 123rd Street. Amazing housing options for all kinds of buyers.

Palos Heights

Lies 17 miles from Chicago. Home to Palos Community Hospital. Featuring great schools, Public Library and outstanding Park District. Palos Heights has a station on Metra’s Southwest, which provides daily rail service between the village of Manhattan and Chicago Union Station.

Palos Hills

Palos Hills is a middle-class village that offers a wide range of neighborhoods suitable for all types of buyers- families, retirees, and young couples. Many people enjoy the welcoming nature of Palos Hills. Bordering with Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve that’s perfect for all physical activities and picnicking. Featuring great schools, home to Moraine Valley Community College. Providing plenty of shopping and dining. Located just few minutes of I-294 and I-55, with easy access to Downtown Chicago or boarding States. Right along with neighboring villages of Palos Park and Palos Heights all offer diverse housing options for all types of buyers.

Willow Springs

Located about 17 miles SW of the downtown Chicago. It is a nice, quiet little town. There are some hilly, wooded neighborhoods. The old part of town along Archer Ave. does have a rural feel surrounded by forest preserves. The town is right on I and M Canal, hosting annual I and M Canal Rendezvous and maintaining a bike trail along the Canal. Interstates 294 and 55 run through Willow Springs, and Metra’s Heritage Corridor line stops here, enhancing transportation options for residents. A significant percentage of the village is owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve, providing residents with outstanding recreational resource.

Burr Ridge

The village is listed among the top wealthiest towns in Illinois and is locally known for its large beautiful residences. The Burr Ridge Park District strives to promote quality living through quality leisure. Well maintained and equipped parks, playgrounds, clean and efficient indoor facilities, comprehensive and diverse program opportunities helping with wholesome wellbeing of the community. Ideally situated at the intersection of Tri-State Tollway I- 294 and Stevenson Expressway I-55, Burr Ridge offers easy access to Chicago’s Loop and airports. Everything from distinguished townhomes to fine homes on generous lots. Well balanced mix of the business and residential communities. Featuring superior schools. Providing plenty of restaurants and shopping. Burr Ridge truly is A Very Special Place.