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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