Western Springs, IL | Community Information

Western Springs, IL | Community Information


Western Springs, IL Water Tower HistoryWestern Springs is a highly desirable suburban community west of Chicago. It has a great reputation in the area due to its high-achieving schools and well-kept homes, and the many programs, parks, and cultural destinations that exist in its in-demand, family-oriented community. In fact, BusinessWeek listed Western Springs as the second best place in America to raise children in 2007. Western Springs is committed to its historical relevancy and beauty, with the Western Springs Historical Society running a Historic Homes Walk to give a tour of some of the oldest registered homes in Western Springs, found in the Old Town district.

The village of Western Springs is situated only 15 miles from Chicago, which allows for an easy commute and easy access to Chicago’s cultural and educational resources. The community is very safe, with two hospitals in the neighboring communities of La Grange and Hinsdale only a mile away, and 20 full time police officers and 53 fire safety personnel attending to the village. The population of Western Springs is 13,171, and 76.8% of those residents over 25 years of age hold bachelor’s degrees (35.8% have a graduate or professional degree as well). The population density of Western Springs is lower than the surrounding communities, at 5015 people per square mile. The average household income is $131,114, and the average sale price of a home in the community is $613,395. For more statistics on the community, visit http://www.city-data.com/city/Western-Springs-Illinois.html