For thousands of years, the area of modern-day Westmont, Illinois, a quaint suburban village of Chicago, had been inhabited by various indigenous peoples. The most noteworthy of these groups were the Potawatomi, who found the soil fertile, the forests teaming with huntable game, and the waters fresh and clean. In the 1830s, the United States government played a huge role in convincing tribes in the area to sell their land, paving the way for European and English settlement. In those days, those living in these parts of DuPage County made their livelihood from agriculture, selling their farmed goods at markets in nearby Chicago, which was nothing but a small town back then. Before the railroad arrived in the area, farmers had to use a plank road - modern-day US Route 34 - in order to make their way to Chicago. This was because the land was nothing but nine miles of thick marshland. With many of the villages and towns in DuPage County positioning for a railroad, in 1858, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad approved the project, with the first train rolling through the area in 1864. The Westmont train station was called "Greg’s Station," and was used to load agricultural and dairy products to be delivered to Chicago. Plats for Westmont were drawn up during the turn of the century, with roads being dedicated. Finally, in 1921, Westmont was incorporated.
Potential home buyers looking to purchase a home in Willowbrook are attracted to the area for a long list of reasons, with the most important one being that Chicago is only 50 minutes away via I-290 East. Another aspect that residents enjoy is the small-town atmosphere maintained by Willowbrook. A great example of this is Morton Arboretum, covering 1,700 acres and featuring 200,000 cataloged plants, 4,100 different plant species, along with hiking trails and roads. There is a number of natural spaces that include nature preserves, lakes, public gardens, and parks. There is the 885-acre Herrick Lake Forest Preserve 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.
Homes for sale in the Westmont area display the myriad assortment of residential architecture commonly seen throughout the Midwest. This sort of architecture 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 three bedrooms, one and a half baths, and 1,500 square feet to five bedrooms, four baths, and 3,500 square feet. Additionally, Westmont has a limited selection of investment properties that include apartment buildings and lots of various sizes. Furthermore, there is a good selection of townhomes, apartments, and condominiums for sale from one bedroom, one bath, and 950 square feet to three bedrooms, four baths, and 2,500 square feet. Furthermore, if you’re interested in building a home here in Westmont, you can find lots for sale from a half acre to two acres in size. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Westmont, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
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