Around 2.6 million years ago, glaciers created ridges in the bedrock, which in turn scraped up the necessary materials, such as flint, sandstone, and granite needed for the earliest settlers in these parts to create stone tools. These unearthed artifacts prove that humans had been inhabiting the area now considered modern-day Bloomingdale five thousand years before the European settlers migrated to DuPage County. The first European settlers primarily came from Vermont and Upstate New York during the 1830s. One of these settlers was a man named Lyman Meacham, who headed to the Chicago area ahead of his family to find land to settle on. Meacham and his family ended up staking claim to 1,200 acres of land, which was mostly woodland. This proved very beneficial since he was able to use the timber for making fence posts and building homes. In 1834, more settlers started arriving in the area, with the most prominent listed in historical records being Stevens, Maynard, Bangs, Woodworth, and a Major Skinner. Originally, the growing community was called Meacham's Grove and was a part of Cook County but was eventually annexed by DuPage County in 1839. Then, in 1923, the village split, with the other half becoming Roselle.
Prospective home buyers are enticed by a large number of amenities and activities in the Chicago metropolitan area. One of Bloomingdale most notable things is the number of natural spaces in DuPage County. Overseeing all of them is the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County which manages thousands of acres of forests, prairies, and wetlands that are open to the public, and include 145 miles of trails, 31 lakes, and 1,450 picnic tables. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy numerous open-aired activities that range from birdwatching, camping, fishing, picnicking, bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, and even cross-country skiing during the winter months. Additionally, residents have Morton Arboretum, covering 1,700 acres and featuring 200,000 cataloged plants, 4,100 different plant species, along with hiking trails and roads for vehicles. Other alluring aspects of owning a home in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is the number of shopping centers, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, and many other business establishments in the Chicago metro area. For example, there is The Promenade Bolingbrook, a 750,000-square-foot open-air shopping center located 27 minutes away at 631 East Boughton Road in Bolingbrook. If a fun-filled adventure with the family is what you’re looking for, Six Flags Great America is only 55 minutes away in Gurnee, Illinois.
Homes for sale in the Bloomingdale area reflect the diverse selection 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 plans. These homes can range in size from two bedrooms, one bath, and 1,500 square feet to eight bedrooms, 10 bath, and 17,000 square feet. Additionally, Bloomingdale has a great selection of condominiums and apartments for sale that ranges in size from one bedroom, one bath, 800 square feet to four bedrooms, two baths, and 2,000 square feet. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Bloomingdale, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
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