South Holland is situated 23 miles due south of Chicago's Loop, flanked by I-80 and I-94. The village was settled by Dutch immigrants in 1848, thus the reference to Holland in its name. Today, the village enjoys a rich heritage originating with its diverse ethnic, cultural, and racial mix.

South Holland government and business leaders work in harmony to achieve economic growth. The village offers the benefits of several Tax Increment Financing districts, real estate tax incentives and sales tax abatements in its elaborate economic development program.

A significant asset is nearby South Suburban College. The college surveys area business and industry and tailors courses and programs to meet local employment needs. An excellent public school system, 24 churches, plus a spectacular variety in single family homes make the community an appealing place to live.

Other assets to good living include the village's parks, among which is Gouwens Park and Sports Complex, a 27-acre park containing tennis courts, athletic fields, and playgrounds. Little League and Babe Ruth baseball looms large in South Holland family life.

A highlight for visitors is the Midwest Carvers Museum displaying carvings by national and international artists.



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