The idyllic village of Bellwood is located just west of downtown Chicago within the township of Proviso, Cook County. Formerly home to vast farmlands, lots of folks began flocking to the area in the early 1900s, and many places of business began to open. Shortly after, local tavern owners successfully pushed for the village's incorporation to avoid being annexed by a neighboring dry town. Today, Bellwood is a convenient suburb with all sorts of great amenities, and the fun of downtown Chicago is just a stone's throw away.
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Get to Chicago quickly! Bellwood is just 13 miles west of Chicago, which means world-class entertainment and cultural activities can be enjoyed anytime. Residents can head to the Bellwood Metra Station near Choice Direct Logistics and get inside the Loop quickly via train. Interstate-290 (Dwight Eisenhower Expressway) also runs through the village and can take drivers to Chicago in just over a half hour.
Party when the sun goes down! A Touch of the Past is known for its strong drinks and laid-back atmosphere, and hosts everything from poetry nights to live blues music. The D'Tox Bar and Ultra Lounge boasts a festive atmosphere and great music nearly every single day.
Reasonable real estate prices! Property value is increasing in Bellwood, but the price is still $95 per square foot on average. That makes it an advantageous time to buy a residence or rent to own one. Suitable pads can be found all over town, from Ariston Restaurant in the south part of Bellwood to the Chicago Eye Center in the north.
Have a great meal! For a tasty dinner in a nice setting, head to Stacy's Cafe and order everything from sauteed mushrooms to chopped steak. For something quick, hot dogs and fries at Mickey's Drive-In is a solid option.
Get outside and exercise! Nearby Lake Michigan offers everything from water-skiing to swimming. Stevenson Park has basketball courts and room for jogging. Flippinger Park has nice space for tossing baseball, and Thatcher Woods features great hiking trails.
Get a house with a yard! Bellwood is the perfect place to settle down because it features suburban residential benefits, like homes with private lawns, while still being very close to one of America's biggest cities. You can find a house for sale or rent that has a nice yard all over town, from near Stratton Hats to the Babe Ruth Park neighborhood.
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