The Town Of Homewood, Illinois
ChicagoRelo.com is your source for information on Homewood. If your moving to Homewood or just visiting, you will find all kinds of information on real estate, schools, areas, parks, churches, crime, things to do, places to visit, local businesses, dining, and much more!Surrounded by expansive forests filled with wildlife, the Prairie land called “homes in the woods” by the early settlers evolved into a leading residential community located 25 miles from Chicago, now called Homewood. Still today, Homewood has managed to retain the country flavor its founders found so appealing. Trees line the streets in quiet neighborhoods, and brick sidewalks define the tastefully renovated downtown shopping district that offers a small-town charm and cosmopolitan sophistication. Tucked into the northeast corner of the Village, the Izaak Walton Preserve and Prairie Lakes incorporate a wetlands nature preserve, walking trails and recreational opportunities.
Although it is just a short distance from Chicago, the Village of Homewood offers a full measure of its own cultural, educational, and commercial opportunities. Two of the original homes # the Gottschalk House and Dorband-Howe House # have designated historical status. A modern 36,000 square foot public library, an impressive community center, a historical museum and a location providing a quick, convenient 35-minute commute to the City of Chicago are just a few of the amenities available to residents.
Homewood boasts a wonderful mix of housing, from modestly priced to the truly luxurious. The community prides itself in its award-winning schools and the acclaimed Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. Students of all ages take advantage of first-class educational resources in the nationally acclaimed Homewood-Flossmoor High School, two elementary schools, two junior high schools, three parochial schools (Homewood Christian Academy, Salem Lutheran Early Childhood Center and St. Joseph School) and the nearby Prairie State College and Governors State University.
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers the residents two outdoor swimming pools, a Racquet and Fitness Club, and an ice arena. More than 33 parks on over 220 acres of land contain outdoor tennis courts, ball fields, picnic areas, jogging paths, winter ice rinks and sledding hills, and playground equipment. Nearly 1,000 recreational programs are offered each year, with the beautiful 26,000 square foot Marie Irwin Community Center serving as Homewood’s focal point for culture, entertainment, and arts and crafts. Many religious denominations are represented by twelve houses of worship within the community. And, along with its old-fashioned charm, Homewood offers state-of-the-art medical care at several area hospitals. Among the facilities easily accessible to Homewood residents are the 236-bed St. James Hospital and Health Center in Chicago Heights, the 212-bed St. James of Olympia Fields Hospital and Medical Center, the 704-bed Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, and Hazel Crest’s 270-bed South Suburban Hospital.
|Willow School||1804 Willow Rd, Homewood, IL 60430||(708) 798-3720||Elementary Schools|
|Winston Churchill Elem School||1300 190th St, Homewood, IL 60430||(708) 798-3424||Elementary Schools|
|James Hart Junior High School||18211 Aberdeen St, Homewood, IL 60430||(708) 799-5544||Middle Schools|
Important Information For Homewood:
All motor vehicles registered to a Homewood address must have a current Village vehicle license in place by May 31st of each year. New residents have 30 days to obtain a new license. Owners of new vehicles have 60 days to purchase a new license. The annual licensing fee is $20 for a passenger vehicle.
All dogs and cats older than six months are required to have a current pet license. In order to obtain a license, owners must furnish proof of a rabies inoculation made within the last year.