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Western Springs Community Information

Western Springs community information

Zip code 60558.

People come to Western Springs for the schools, beautiful homes and its proximity to Chicago. They stay, according to a local real estate agent, because of the community's strength.

Western Springs is conveniently located 16 miles west of the Loop. Incorporated in 1886, the community was named after its cool, clear springs which have since dissipated.

A primarily residential town, the inhabitants are mostly white-collar professionals with families. Most buyers are from the Near North Side of Chicago, the Southern and Near Western sides of the city and the far western suburbs.

Western Springs Housing

Most of the homes are 25 to 85 years old, and many have been rehabbed. Variety is the key word in describing the local architecture, which includes Victorians, Colonials, English Tudors, Cape Cods, ranches, split-levels, two-stories, frames and custom-built homes as well. The village also is seeing properties being bought, the houses razed and executive homes taking their place.

Western Springs Schools

The majority of elementary students attend district 101. Students in the Ridgewood and Springdale sections of the village attend district 106. Lyons Township High School in district 204 serves local high school students. A comprehensive curriculum includes special education, advanced placement and gifted courses.

Western Springs Transportation

The Tri-State Tollway (I-294), the Stevenson (I-55) and the Eisenhower (I-290) are nearby. Drivers may expect a 30 to 35 minute trip to the Loop, 15 minutes to Midway Airport and approximately 30 minutes to O'Hare. Metra commuters can catch the train in Western Springs of take the bus to the CTA train station in La Grange. Rail commuters reach the Loop in 30 minutes express and 40 minutes locally.

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