Before the arrival of European and British settlers in the 1830s, there were a few Native American tribes that held a strong presence in the area, namely the Ojibwa, Ottawa, Sac, and Potawatomi. The Black Hawk War would culminate into the eventual expulsion of these tribes from the state of Illinois as distrust for Native Americans in general had developed as a result of the raids conducted by the Sauk, which left hundreds of settlers dead and even more fleeing the area. The first person to have settled in the area of present-day Woodridge, Illinois, was a Vermont-born farmer by the name of Pomeroy Goodrich. He built a log cabin in the area before the Native Americans moved westward, and co-existed among them peaceably for quite some time. As was the case with other villages in the DuPage area, a large influx of German settlers from France moved to the area and established farms. Woodridge would remain largely a farming community until the railroad was built. As the 1950s rolled around, the seclusion that surrounded Woodridge all but vanished as nearby Chicago grew larger and the booming post-war economy promoted growth throughout the country. In 1958, builders began to develop a plot of land southeast of Route 53 and 75th Street on a ridge that overlooked a wooded area surrounding the DuPage River, hence the name “Woodridge.”
Located only 33 minutes from Chicago via I-88 East and I-290 East, Woodridge has an abundance of amenities for potential home buyers to consider. One of the things that make this area such a great place to live is the many natural spaces available. There is the Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve located in Naperville, offering residents running and biking trails in an expansive meadow and prairie habitat full of birds and other wildlife. Then there is Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, with trails for cycling and jogging, designated picnic areas, and places for fishing. It’s also known for its grand waterfall produced by a dam in a ravine. For your shopping needs, there is Centerpointe of Woodridge located at 7250 Woodward Avenue offering patrons a number of anchor stores, restaurants, and other shops. If you’re looking for something more, Chicago offers numerous malls, shops, and ethnic restaurants, such as pizzerias, Italian eateries, German cuisine, and much more.
Available real estate in Woodridge reflects the sort of residential architecture commonly found throughout the Midwest. The styles of single-family homes for sale in Woodridge 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 Woodridge range in size from three bedrooms, two baths, and 1,500 square feet to five bedrooms, three baths, and 3,500 square feet. If you’re looking for something offering maintenance-free living, there is a limited selection of condominiums, apartments, and townhomes for sale in Woodridge ranging in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 940 square feet to three bedrooms, three baths, and 2,200 square feet. If you would like to know more about Woodridge real estate, please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can assist you.
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