Willow Springs Real Estate

    Welcome to Willow Springs!  Willow Springs is known as the “gateway to nature’s trails.”  It is about 18 miles southwest of Chicago.

     

    Willow Springs History

    The Joliet and Chicago railroad arrived in the area of Willow Springs—which made it a favorite picnic place.  In the 1870s and ‘80s ice harvesting of the Des Plaines River became a main enterprise in Willow Springs.  The construction of the Sanitary and Ship Canal brought in new canal workers to the area.  This led to the incorporation of the village in 1892.

     

    Population: 5,711

     

    Arts/ Entertainment: Things To Do

    Willow Springs has an events committee that host a variety of events throughout the year—like the Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast, Movie in the Park, etc.

     

    Willow Springs also has a variety of forest preserve trails and community parks.

     

    Little Red Schoolhouse

    Maple Lake

     

    Local Transit

    Railways

    Willow Springs has a station for Metra’s Heritage Corridor (Joliet to Chicago Union Station).

     

    Roads/ Highways

    The main road in Willow Springs is Archer Ave (east-west) and LaGrange Rd (north-south).  Willow Springs is also next to I-294 and I-55, which give commuters easy access to Chicago and other areas.

     

    Willow Springs’ Educational Opportunities

    Grades K-8

    Willow Springs School District 108

    School District 107

     

    High School

    High School District 217

    High School District 204

    Consolidated High School District 230

     

    Higher Education

    Moraine Valley Community College

    Lewis University

    College of DuPage

    Trinity Christian College

     

     

    Willow Springs Area Healthcare

    Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital

    Palos Community Hospital

    Advocate Christ Medical Center