Thousands of years before pioneers started settling in DuPage County in the 1830s, indigenous Native Americans had been calling these lands home. Many of the tribes were drawn to the area due to its fertile soil, an abundance of fresh water, as well as the prairies and groves teaming with wild game. In the early to mid-19th century, settlers of various European origins who had settled in other parts of the United States packed up their belongings and began traveling down the Erie Canal by way of the Great Lakes, eventually arriving in Chicago, which was only a small town in those days. One of these settlers whose story is connected to the history of Carol Springs is a man by the name of Anning S. Ransom, one of many veterans of the War of 1812 who migrated to these parts. He and his wife, Melissa Bingham Ransom, traveled by wagon pulled by a team of oxen to the north of Milton Township in order to claim a small piece of land where he built a log cabin. Over the years, many people would come and set up farms in the area, until, in 1957, Jay W. Stream decided to build his very own town. Stream purchased a number of farms in the area and began construction of a 400-home subdivision. The village was eventually named and incorporated as Carol Stream for Stream’s daughter who had been severely injured in a car crash on U.S. Route 45 and was in a coma for four months.
There are many things potential home buyers find attractive about Carol Stream, Illinois. One of the things at the top of the list is its close proximity to Chicago which is only 46 minutes away via I-290 East. Secondly, Carol Stream has kept its small-town charm even though it is a part of the greater Chicago metropolitan area. There is a number of natural spaces that include nature preserves, lakes, public gardens, and parks. There is the 885-acre Herrick Lake Forest Preserve featuring over five miles of walking trails and boat rentals for visitors who want to enjoy a day of fishing. Adding to the allure of owning a home in Lombard is the long list of attractions offered by the Chicago area. One great example is the Shedd Aquarium which opened in the 1930s. It was once the largest of its kind in the world with five million gallons of water and featuring over 32,000 animals. Art lovers have the Art Institute of Chicago boasting 300,000 pieces of art ranging from ancient works to modern-day works created by today’s foremost artists. In addition to that, there is 35-acre Lincoln Park Zoo with animals such as monkeys, reptiles, gorillas, penguins, polar bears, big cats, and various other animals. Furthermore, Lombart has Yorktown Center featuring big-name anchor stores that include Carson's, JCPenney, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and Woolworth's.
Homes for sale in the Carol Stream 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 three bedrooms, one and a half baths, and 1,500 square feet to five bedrooms, four baths, and 3,500 square feet. Additionally, Carol Stream has a limited selection of investment properties that include apartment buildings and lots of various sizes. Additionally, there is a good selection of townhomes and condos for sale from one bedroom, one bath, and 950 square feet to three bedrooms, four baths, and 2,500 square feet. Furthermore, if you’re interested in building a home here, you can find lots for sale from a half acre to two acres in size. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Carol Stream, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
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