Located in DuPage County, Lombard is a suburban city of Chicago, Illinois. Before the arrival of European settlers in what is now modern-day Lombard, the Potawatomi Native Americans inhabited these parts. Sometime during the 1830s, two brothers, Ralph and Morgan Babcock, settled alongside the DuPage River and staked claim over a tract of land situated between Lombard and Glen Ellyn. Both villages would begin their development around the same time, with Lombard developing to the east and Glen Ellyn developing to the west. In those days, the area was called Babcock's Grove. It was connected to the more magnificent city of Chicago by a stagecoach line in 1837. The land surrounding the DuPage River was known to be fertile, and this attracted many farmers to the region. In 1848, the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad began running through Lombard which boosted business for farmers and various merchants. As was the case with many American frontier towns in those days, the train station attracted some developers to the Lombard area, leading to many businesses and residential homes to spring up. Over time, the small town gained the attention of Josia Lewis Lombard, a prominent Chicago banker and real estate developer. In 1869, it was officially incorporated under his name.
There are many things potential home buyers find attractive about available real estate in Lombard, Illinois. One of the things at the top of the list is its proximity to Chicago, only 28 minutes away via I-290 East. Secondly, Lombard has kept its small-town charm even though it is a part of the more significant Chicago metropolitan area. Some natural spaces include nature preserves, lakes, public gardens, and parks. The 885-acre Herrick Lake Forest Preserve is 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 the 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 Lombard area reflect the myriad assortment of residential architecture commonly seen throughout the Midwest. This sort of planning 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 1,500 square feet to eight bedrooms, ten bath, and 17,000 square feet. Additionally, Lombard has a great selection of condominiums and apartments for sale ranging in size from one bedroom, one bath, 800 square feet to four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,000 square feet. Real estate in Lombard 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 a mature adult looking for a great place to retire, Lombard is sure to have something that fits your needs. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Lombard, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
Very Spacious End Unit 2 BR/1.5 Bath on the 2nd flr w/ private balcony. Lots of light. Neutral Decor with New Paint, New Carpet & New Kitchen Flooring. Large Master Bedro...
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