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Homewood Real Estate

Welcome to Homewood! Homewood was named one of the 3 most “livable” suburbs in the Chicago Metropolitan Area by Forbes magazine in 2007. It is known as the “community of tomorrow” due to its affordable housing, low crime rates and good schools.

Homewood History
Homewood sits on the edge of prehistoric Lake Chicago—which was formed by retreating glaciers long before Lake Michigan. Ridge Road, one of the main east-west roads in town runs along the old shoreline of that lake. The first settlers arrived in the area in 1834.

Population: 19,443

Arts/ Entertainment: Things To Do
The Village of Homewood hosts many different events throughout the year—such as Chocolate Fest, Art and Garden Street Fair, Block Parties, etc.

 

Outdoors
Homewood’s Park District covers both Homewood and Flossmoor and has over 365 acres within 32 parks and playgrounds.

Rover’s Run Dog Park
Extreme Skate Park
Millennium Park Splash Pad
Leavitt Sculpture Park

Golfing
Area golfers are offered a wide selection of course—including 2 Donald Ross designed golf course.
Ravisloe Country Club
Calumet Country Club

Local Transit
Roadways
The major north-south roads are Halsted St and Kedzie Ave. Park Ave and Governors Hwy run straight through town. Homewood is also close to i-80, i-57 and i-294—which allow commuters easy access to Chicago/ Indiana.

Railways
Amtrak— provides service to Kankakee and points south through Tennessee, Mississippi and New Orleans.
Metra Electric—provides service from Blue Island to Chicago’s Millennium Station.

Homewood’s Educational Opportunities
Grades K-8
Homewood Public School District 153
Flossmoor School District 161
St. Joseph’s School

High School
Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233

Higher Education
Prairie State College
Governors State University

Homewood Area Healthcare
Advocate South Suburban
Franciscan St. James Health (Olympia Fields)
Franciscan St. James Hospital (Chicago Heights)
Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County