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Welcome home to Westchester located in Cook County. The village of Westchester was first occupied by German farmers dating back over 150 years to the mid 19th century. In the 1920's Samuel Insull a British born American business magnate purchased the 2200 acres of farmland with plans to recreate a English style town. Westchester incorporated in 1926. While the town and majority of streets are of English origin little remains of the 150 year old farming community. Samuel's plans were thwarted by the Great Depression as his vast Midwest holding company collapsed. Westchester's population began to boom in the 1950's with the building and completion of nearby expressway's.

Schooling in Westchester is served by Westchester Primary (K-2nd), Intermediate (3-5th), middle (6-8th), and Britten (Special Needs) schools. It is also home to Proviso West High School (9-12th).

Westchester is an unusual shape and is mainly bordered by Interstates 290 (north), Wolf Rd (West), 31st St (south), and Gardner Rd (East) as well as some additional streets. Westchester sits approximately 13 miles west of Chicago. It is an easy commute to Downtown form neighboring Metra stops in La Grange or Western Springs . Its a 40 minute commute to the loop or 25 minutes on the express. There are two major airports within a 30 minute drive (O'Hare, Midway) offering non-stop flights to just about anywhere in the world. Along with Uber/Lyft, car service access, and AmTrak you are globally connected for business or personal travel.   

Westchester Commons is located at the corner of 31st and Wolf Rd. Providing Mariano's Grocer, multiple business, bank, and fast food eateries. Westchester is also home to Westbrook Corporate Center providing 90,000 square feet of office space, Starbucks, and a Morton's Steak House. It is in close proximity to Oak Brook Mall, restaurants, movie theatre, and corporate center. There is a library, community pool, Police Station, Fire Station, Community Center that provides a variety of activities, movies in the park, Easter egg hunts, AYSO, Mayfair Fitness Center and Banquet Hall, and home of the Westchester Knights Baseball league.

Westchester is home to Wolf Rd Prairie Reserve, the largest black soil Prairie East of the Mississippi. An excellent example of the original tall grass prairie land that covered the majority of IL before it was developed. It occupies 55 acres of trails , marsh, and wildlife. Its a beautiful place to run, bike, and explore the outdoors.  

Rich in history, amazing residents, community activities, and close proximity to all things Chicago and ease of travel make Westchester a great place to live. If you would like more information or a market report please let us know and we will be happy to provide a confidential report to you.

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