West Chicago, Illinois Real Estate

West Chicago, Illinois Real Estate

West Chicago, Illinois real estate is a city in DuPage County about 30 miles west of Chicago. The city was initially established around the first junction of railroad lines in Illinois and currently offers many affordable housing options with the luxury of the 61-mile Illinois Prairie Path near by as well as the Truitt-Hoff Nature Preserve, part of DuPage County’s West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve, one of the largest and best preserved prairies in the Midwest. With the slogan of “Where History Meets Progress”, West Chicago, Illinois real estate offers smaller home options as well as older Victorian “painted ladies” with beautiful natural landscapes.

Shopping and Dining

There are several shops and restaurants situated in the old-fashioned downtown of West Chicago, Illinois real estate and there are a few cult-followed gems that attract residents and out-of-towners alike. Changarro Cocina off Route 59 offers excellent Mexican-Brazilian dishes while Hawthorne Backyard Bar & Grill offers is a pub-fare favorite and ideal for pig roasts and specialty crab legs during the warmer months. Union House American Kitchen located in nearby Winfield is popular for dinner as it locally sources its ingredients and specializes in Southern and BBQ tapas. Route 59 and Route 38 offer some department stores for every-day essentials; while nearby Saint Charles, Bartlett and Wheaton have independently owned boutiques for gifts and garments. Westfield Fox Valley Mall is located down Route 59 in Aurora with franchise-shops and several food-court options. To the West, one also has access to the Geneva Commons, an open-air mall with name-brand shops and restaurants.

Parks and Recreation

Near West Chicago, Illinois real estate, there are several scenic parks within walking and driving distance. Kline Creek Farm is a lovely gem supported by the DuPage County Forest Preserve off County Farm Road. With spring-lambs and summer-bee demonstrations, take a step back to the 1890s with costumed-interpreters and enjoy 19th century educational activities like harvesting, canning, herding, planting and ice-cutting. The Illinois Prairie Path, a 61-mile course that weaves through West Chicago, Illinois real estate, will introduce you to one of the best places for a bicycle ride in Illinois. Also in the warmer months, Railroad Days takes place downtown in Reed-Keppler Park with 4 days of carnival rides, fireworks and national entertainment in mid-July.

If you fancy a round of golf, Prairie Landing Golf Club is a public course and is located near West Chicago, Illinois real estate. With 4.5 out of 5 stars, it has been rated by Golf Digest as one of “The Best Places to Play”.  Also located near by is another public range, St. Andrews Golf and Country Club. The GRAA has nominated it has one of the top 50 public ranges to play, while Wedding Wire has 60 5-star reviews for wedding ceremonies and receptions.


West Chicago, Illinois real estate ensures easy travel to and from Chicago on the Union Pacific railway via Metra Rail. Commuters have trains available almost every hour on the weekdays, while those working nearby have a newly renovated Route 64 to use by car. Ball Horticulture Company’s international HQ is located in West Chicago, as well as Jel Sert. With close to 30,000 residents that call West Chicago home, there are a variety of options for homeowners. “Painted-ladies” are a term to describe Victorian or Edwardian houses with multiple colors used to decorate the embellishments of the woodwork. These older homes can be found near downtown West Chicago and have lush landscaping and mature trees. Modern homes within subdivisions also offer safe neighborhoods, playgrounds, athletic fields and courses with schools nearby.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The West Chicago school district has one public High School, two public Middle Schools, and seven public Elementary schools. Also available near West Chicago, Illinois real estate is Wheaton Academy, a Christian-founded and co-ed private High School.

Based in Winfield, a town east of West Chicago, Illinois real estate, is Central DuPage Hospital where many West Chicago residents seek healthcare. For almost 10 years, CDH has been listed as one of the Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Down Route 38 is Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, among the top hospitals in the nation for patient experience according to an analysis of patient surveys.

Investors purchasing West Chicago, Illinois real estate do not need to concern themselves with domestic and international travel as Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport are about an hour away. Major freeways include State Routes 59, I-90, I-88.

Contact Information

Katie Hemming & Ginny Sylvester
Hemming & Sylvester Properties
823 W State St.
Geneva IL 60134
Office: (630) 232-0021