As the story goes for many of the suburban cities around the Chicago area, Native American tribes migrated to the area of modern-day Addison, Illinois, hundreds of years before European explorers first made contact with them. The primitive tribes that inhabited this land before Europeans were the Sauk, Potawatomi, and Kickapoo, all of which were attracted to the fertile Illinois prairies and groves, building their homes along the banks of Salt Creek. At the beginning of the 1830s, two pioneers, Mason Smith from Potsdam, New York, and Hezekiah Dunklee from Hillsborough, New Hampshire, followed the trail made by General Winfield Scott and his army only a year earlier. The path led them through 20 miles of tranquil, grassy marshland until they came upon a large grove of trees along the bank of Salt Creek. A year later, two large German families, the Koehler's and Graues’, settled east and south of Dunklee's Grove. These two families would mark the beginning of an influx of German settlers who chose to migrate to the Addison area, with the most prominent being the Stuenkels, the Rotermunds, the Krages, the Kruses, the Buchholz's, and the Fiennes. In the 1890s, officials from the Illinois Central Railroad agreed to build and maintain a railroad through the area for $16,488.90, with the first train stopping in Addison on September 12, 1890.
The list of amenities that attract potential homes buyers to the city of Addison is a long one - from its close proximity to Chicago, Aurora, Arlington Heights, and Des Plaines, to the vast array of restaurants, nightclubs, golf courses, shopping centers, museums, and other cultural attractions available within the Chicago metropolitan area. Nevertheless, despite being minutes from all these big city amenities, Addison has an abundance of natural spaces nearby as well. One example is Mallard Lake only 18 minutes away via Illinois Route 390 in Hanover Park, Illinois. This 85-acre recreational lake is located in the 948-acre Mallard Lake Forest Preserve and offers visitors fields, wetlands, and scattered woodlands with various wildlife such as great blue herons, eastern meadowlarks, beavers, bobolinks, red-tailed hawks, foxes, rabbits, and kestrels. You can explore its trails, go fishing on the lake, enjoy a picnic, or take your watercraft out for a spin. In addition to that, Songbird Slough is a 393-acre secluded preserve is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic, go fishing, or merely explore prairies and wetlands on its many trails. Another aspect about Addison, Illinois, is the many museums and cultural centers available, not only in the general area but neighboring cities, including Chicago. One great example is the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University located at 50 East Congress Parkway in Chicago, which was built in 1889 and was home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra until 1904. Today, it is still home to 200 live performances a year, including educational programs, religious services, dance, theatre, and music of various genres. Then there is the Nichols Concert Hall located at 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, showcasing the nation’s best classical music performers in a polished and intimate building and bench seating.
Homes for sale in the Addison, Illinois, area reflect a myriad assortment of residential architecture commonly seen throughout the Midwest. This sort of architecture includes Traditional-style, Tudor-style, Bungalow-style, Colonial-style, Craftsman-style, European-style, and various other styles of home plans. For the most part, Addison real estate can range in size from three bedrooms, one bath, and 1,300 square feet to five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 5,000 square feet. Furthermore, there is a select number of investment properties that range from apartment buildings for sale to lots for sale in Addison. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Addison, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
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