Between Salt Creek and the Des Plaines River lies the Village of Bensenville, Illinois. It’s located in a low-level watershed divide that once served as the hunting grounds for various Native American tribes that lived in the area thousands of years before the original group of European settlers showed up in the 1830s. Bensenville is located in close proximity to O'Hare International Airport and is located in both DuPage and Cook Counties. As a direct result of the Black Hawk War, many of the Native Americans were forced to leave the state of Illinois. In 1833, Hezekiah Dunklee and Mason Smith, both from New England moved to the Bensenville area. They built a log cabin and homestead along the east side of Salt Creek near the edge of some groves they named Dunklee’s Grove. In 1835, an influx of settlers from New England and Germany began arriving in the area, including Pomeranians, Prussians, and Hanoverians, many of which established flax farms, the primary cash crop in those days for settlers living in Illinois. Since the area was quickly growing into a sort of agricultural hub, it was decided to establish a special location to serve as a shipping point. This led to a group of developers and investors purchasing the site that present-day Bensenville is located on now. Originally, it was called "Tioga" but was eventually incorporated as Bensenville.
One of the things potential home buyers find most attractive about owning property in Bensenville, Illinois, is its close proximity to all the amenities offered by Chicago. The Chicago metropolitan area has some of the best shopping, dining, and recreational spots in the United States. For example, there are The Shops at North Bridge located at 520 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago and 900 North Michigan located in one of Chicago’s tallest buildings and features luxurious retail shops, fancy fashion boutiques, and fine dining establishments. Another great place for residents of Bensenville to visit is the Art Institute of Chicago, one of Chicago’s largest and oldest art museums. It features a number of exotic exhibits such as African Art, Indian Art of the Americas, Ancient and Byzantine art, Asian Art, and much more. Further adding to the allure of owning a home in Bensenville is the fact that DuPage and Cook Counties both have around 90,000 square miles of nature reserves and parks available to the public, offering outdoor activities that range from environmental education programs, interpretive trails and exhibits, wildlife research facilities, boating, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, bicycling, and so much more.
Homes for sale in the Bensenville 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. These homes can range in size from two bedrooms, one bath, and 1,030 square feet to five bedrooms, four, and 3,700 square feet. Additionally, Bensenville has a limited selection of apartments, condos, townhomes, and lots for sale. Real estate in Bensenville is very diverse, offering something for anyone at any stage of life. Whether you’re a single professional, a newly married couple planning to raise a family, or mature adults looking for a great place to retire, Bensenville is sure to have something that fits your needs. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Bensenville, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
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