Located in Cook County and 12 miles from the West Loop, the pre-World War II suburban city of Melrose Park, Illinois, is 30 minutes from downtown Chicago via I-290 East. Melrose Park got its beginning in 1873 when the Melrose Land Company partitioned a large piece of land a little due west of Chicago. Up until the 1880s, growth and development were slow, and at one point, the small town only got a meager 38 votes for incorporation. In the 1890s, Melrose Park began to see a steady growth in population and, in 1892, the word “Park” was added to its name. Melrose poised itself as an industrial community but its growth again stagnated in 1900. Nevertheless, after the beginning of World War I, there was another population boom as numerous manufacturers moved to the area, such as the American Brake Shoe and Foundry Company, the Edward Hines Lumber Company, and National Malleable and Steel Castings. In the beginning, much like industrial suburban cities of those days, Melrose functioned as a self-contained community, with many of its own amenities so that residents didn’t have to travel far for what they needed and wanted. In those days, the primary component of the population was made up of Italians, with smaller groups of Germans, Polish, and Irish.
Despite being approximately 40 minutes from the Chicago downtown area, there are many things that potential homebuyers find appealing about Melrose Park. For one thing, there are numerous activities for children to get involved in, whether it be fun or educational. A great example of this is Digital Adventures located at 701 West Armitage in Chicago. Then there is Chicago Children’s Museum located at 700 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. Another alluring aspect of living in Cook County is the number of natural spaces available to the public. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County oversees approximately 68,000 acres, including four zoos, facilities for recreation, and botanic gardens. These preserves are home to hundreds of activity areas ranging from golf courses, parks, playgrounds, lakes, ponds, creeks, waterfalls, and much more. Adding to the allure of owning property in Melrose, Illinois, is the fact that you’re less than 20 minutes from O’Hare Airport, as well as many other important destinations in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Available real estate in Melrose Park reflects the sort of residential architecture commonly found throughout the state of Illinois. The styles of single-family homes for sale in Melrose Park include Colonial, European, Ranch, Prairie, Traditional, Cottage, along with a number of other styles. Most commonly, homes in Melrose Park range in size from three bedrooms, three baths, and 1,100 square feet to six bedrooms, three baths, and 1,600 square feet. If you’re looking for something offering maintenance-free living, there is a limited selection of condos, apartments, and townhomes for sale in Melrose Park ranging in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 855 square feet to five bedrooms, three baths, and 2,300 square feet. If you would like to know more about real estate in Melrose Park, Illinois, please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can assist you.
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