Located 14 minutes west of the Loop and 27 minutes from Chicago, Northlake, Illinois, consisted primarily of farmland in the 1830s. In the 1940s, the area that is now modern-day Northlake experienced significant growth when Buick built its defense plant in neighboring Melrose Park. The Midland Development Company was hired to build housing for employees and began purchasing acreage around the plant. Single-family homes quickly sprang up, mostly ranch-style and Cape Cod-style homes. Since most of the plant employees were looking to save money, Midland Development Company offered “semi-finished” homes, with buyers being responsible for painting the house, installing electrical fixtures, heating equipment, and plumbing. In 1941, around 600 homes had been built in the area, and Midland decided it would be fun to run a contest for residents to come up with a name for the growing community. The winning contestant simply combined the names of two major streets that ran through the area - North Avenue and Lake Street - and the name “Northlake was formed.
Those who are looking to purchase a home in the Northlake, Illinois, area are enticed by the abundance of amenities offered by the Chicago metropolitan area. With Chicago only 30 minutes away via I-290 East, residents who live in this suburban community have plenty to see and do on a constant basis. For example, there is the Catherine Chevalier Woods located at North East River Road in Chicago, offering visitors a vast array of animal habitats, as well as places to enjoy a picnic and trails for hiking. Another great natural space is Thatcher Woods located at 8030 Chicago Avenue in Maywood, offering visitors over 240 acres of floodplains and woodlands with an unmarked system of trails and a history museum. Other alluring aspects of owning a home in Northlake are the numerous activities at the Navy Pier. Some examples are the various tours from companies such as Shoreline Sightseeing cruises, Water Taxi service, Seadog Ventures, and Tall Ship Windy which is a 148-foot schooner modeled after the Great Lakes trading ships of the 17th century.
Homes for sale in the Northlake area reflect a myriad assortment of residential architecture commonly seen throughout the state of Illinois. This sort of architecture includes Traditional-style, Tudor-style, Bungalow-style, Colonial-style, Craftsman-style, European-style, Cape Cod-style, Ranch-style and various other styles of home plans. These homes can range in size from two bedrooms, one bath, and 850 square feet to six bedrooms, three baths, and 2,300 square feet. Real estate in Northlake 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 mature adults looking for a great place to retire, Northlake is sure to have something that fits your needs. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Northlake, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
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