Located in Northern Illinois' DuPage county, the city of West Chicago is home to 27,086 people. Known as "Where History and Progress Meet," West Chicago was founded in 1855 by railroad president John B. Turner. Turner established the town, originally called Junction, to accommodate the first railroads that passed through Illinois. Today, West Chicago is a favorite of businesses and residents. The city has a rich history and welcoming sense of community,
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Rising home values! The real estate market in West Chicago is on the rise. House values have increase 10 percent over the past year, and analysts expect to see continued growth, though at a slower pace. Now would be a good time to search for rent to own opportunities before prices go up. Townhouses are especially popular in West Chicago, with a number on the market located near Pheasant Trail and Orchard Court.
Lots and lots of golf! Anyone who likes to take to the greens will love living here. Prairie Landing Golf Club, at the south end of DuPage County Airport, is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. course. St. Andrews Golf and Country Club and Old Wayne Golf Club welcome players to the north part of town. Yes, there are plenty of places to challenge your skill level around West Chicago.
Affordable rental housing! With 33 percent of the city living in rental units, and given its proximity to the city, it's no wonder the rates here are more affordable than busier areas in Chicagoland. The median rent runs under $900 and includes properties with nice amenities like Timber Lakes Apartments on Kings Circle or Riverwoods Apartments on Lorlyn Drive.
Acres and acres of green space! The community is peppered with local parks and open green space that give it an open feel not experienced in more fully-developed towns. West Chicago Prairie Forest Reserve is a huge green area right in the middle of town. Nearby Reed-Keppler Park has multiple ball fields and other recreation opportunities. Next door, find Turtle Splash, the park district's fantastic water park.
Great local restaurants! John and Tony's on North Ave. is known for exceptional fare, most notably their brunch menu. Changarro Restaurant on South Neltnor is known for tasty Mexican food and a fantastic drink menu. For a hearty breakfast, visit Eggyolk Cafe, also on South Neltnor. Scooby's Red Hots III on East North Ave. is a great choice for a Chicago-style hot dog.
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