The history of Villa Park started with Ovaltine, the Bern, Switzerland, malted dairy drink manufacturer. It was their goal to make it safe and easy for their employees to get to work every day no matter how bad the weather was. And being that Illinois is known for its extreme weather conditions, especially in the winter months, the only solution was to build a subdivision around the manufacturing plant itself. In 1908, Villa Park was developed for that sole purpose. In 1910, another subdivision called Ardmore was constructed by the real estate development firm Ballard & Pottinger. Then, in 1914, it was decided to combine the two subdivisions as one and incorporate it under the name Ardmore. Nevertheless, in 1917, the community leaders changed the name to Villa Park. Furthermore, the building that used to house Ovaltine was listed as a historic landmark in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 and has since then been converted into apartment lofts.
Potential home buyers are attracted to Villa Park for a number of reasons, with its close proximity to Chicago being at the top of that list. Nevertheless, there is so much more to the DuPage County area than meets the eye. For example, there is a large number of nature preserves, parks, botanical gardens, and sports fields near Villa Park. Only 16 minutes away is Songbird Slough located at North Addison Road in Itasca, a 393-acre preserve that offers visitors secluded trails, picnic areas, and fishing ponds in the midst of prairies and wetlands. Then you have Brezina Woods 18 minutes away at North La Grange Road in La Grange Park. This state park features a system of trails that wind through forested areas and along creeks, making it the perfect place for those who love hiking, off-road cycling, and horseback riding. Furthermore, you don’t have to travel far to find those everyday necessities. Villa Park has several shopping centers, one of which is Villa Oaks Shopping Center, featuring name brand businesses like Starbucks, Aaron's, Burlington Coat Factory, and Gamestop, just to name a few. If you’re looking for more excitement, you can visit 900 North Michigan located in downtown Chicago. This upscale shopping mall is in an 871-foot tall skyscraper and is home to big luxury names such as Bloomingdales, Gucci, Church's English Shoes, and the Banana Republic, only to name a few.
Available real estate in Villa Park reflects the sort of residential architecture commonly found throughout the Midwest. The styles of single-family homes for sale in Villa Park include Colonial, European, Ranch, Prairie, Traditional, and Cottage. In addition to that, you can find a variety of custom-built homes that offer unique floor plans and special features not commonly found in the average home. On average, homes in Villa Park range in size from three bedrooms, one bath, and 1,100 square feet to six bedrooms, two baths, and 3,500 square feet. If you’re looking for something more suitable for single-professionals, couples looking to purchase their first residence, or mature adults looking for maintenance-free living, you can find a wide selection of condos for sale in Villa Park ranging in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 650 square feet to two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,450 square feet. Furthermore, if you’re planning to build your own home, Villa Park has a number of lots for sale from 6,500 square feet to 42,000 square feet. If you would like to know more about Villa Park real estate, please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can assist you.
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