Located in Cook County 11 miles west of the Loop and 22 minutes from Chicago, is the suburban city of Maywood, Illinois. It’s named for one of the earlier settlers originally from Proviso Township. In 1869, the Maywood Company was formed by a group of businessmen from Vermont. They bought the village’s original plat with plans of building a “desirable” Chicago suburb. William T. Nichols, president of the company, named the town for his daughter May. In 1870, development began with wide streets being laid down and the planting of 20,000 trees. After the first set of houses were built, the Maywood Company began to advertise the town’s ease of access to Chicago via train, as well as a school, hotel, grocery store, and other important amenities. One of the first industries to come to Maywood was the American Can Company in 1885. Subsequently, many other industries were attracted to the Maywood area, namely the “factory district” located on the northern side of the railroad tracks. In 1920, the Edward Hines Jr. Memorial Hospital was constructed in Maywood and dedicated to the treatment of war veterans. Three railroad companies served the town with transportation, including the Chicago & North Western, the electric street railways, and the Chicago's rapid transit system.
People looking to buy a home in the Maywood, Illinois, are attracted to the many amenities offered by the Chicago metropolitan area. Despite being near one of the nation’s largest cities, residents enjoy the large number of natural spaces available in Cook County, most of which are overseen by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. It encompasses approximately 68,000 acres, including four zoos, facilities for recreation, and botanic gardens. This system of nature preserves is home to hundreds of activity areas ranging from golf courses, parks, playgrounds, lakes, ponds, creeks, waterfalls, among others. In addition to that, if you’re looking for an adventure, there is the Chicago Helicopter Experience which not only offers tours of Chicago by helicopter but has a flight simulator. Furthermore, there are the Wendella Sightseeing Boats located at 400 N Michigan Avenue in Chicago, featuring boat charters and architectural tours. Another alluring aspect of living in Maywood is its close proximity to O’Hare Airport, which is only 18 minutes away. When it comes to shopping and eating establishments, you have the North Riverside Park Mall located at 7501 W Cermak Road in North Riverside featuring four anchor stores: Old Navy, Sears, JCPenney, and Carson’s. Restaurants include the Olive Garden, Great Steak & Potato Co., and Starbucks, along with around 19 others.
Homes for sale in the Maywood, Illinois, area reflect an assortment of residential architecture commonly seen throughout Illinois. This sort of architecture includes Traditional-style, Tudor-style, Bungalow-style, Colonial-style, Craftsman-style, European-style, Cape Cod-style Ranch-style, among others. For the most part, Maywood real estate can range in size from two bedrooms, one bath, and 1,000 square feet to five bedrooms, four baths, and 2,900 square feet. Furthermore, there is a good selection of apartments, townhouses, and condominiums for sale in Maywood, varying in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 800 square feet to three bedrooms, three baths, and 1,800 square feet. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Maywood, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
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