Western Springs, idyllic small town.Inhabited by the Potawatomi In the early 1800s and then occupied by European settlers, Western Springs saw an uptick in population with the arrival of the Aurora-Chicago railroad. Officially recognized by the U.S. Census for the first time in 1880 and incorporated as a village in 1885, development steadily continued for a century. Today, more than 13,000 people call Western Springs home.
Plenty of parks and social recreation.There are more than 80 acres of parks here, and sports programs and classes are offered by the village’s recreation department. Restaurants and shops dominate a picturesque downtown district, and the Theatre of Western Springs hosts classes and summer camps as well as ten performances a year for adults and children.
Family-focused and active.Listed second in Businessweek’s list of the 50 best places in America to raise children, Western Springs is family-friendly with a strong focus on community-sponsored classes, sports, events, and activities—all offered at several different recreation centers.
The commotion of the city.The downtown district of Western Springs is a hub during business hours, but restaurants and other attractions close relatively early. Nightlife is quieter here, and you won’t find the bustle of the city.
A mix of single-family houses, plus many townhomes and condominiums.Homes here include a mix of spacious single-family homes as well as condominiums and townhomes. There’s also a wealth of new construction and newly-renovated properties.
High-value homes and a dynamic downtown.A quiet respite from the city, Western Springs offers sufficient value for homeowners interested in a reasonable commute and suburban lifestyle. An excellent school system and a bustling downtown area contribute to this village’s charm.