With its rolling plains, picturesque farms, open spaces and nature preserves, Homer Glen looks much like it did when it was first settled in 1836. Homer Glen’s progress has always been guided by core values meant to ensure responsible development, fiscal responsibility and environmental stewardship.
In support of its environmental efforts, the town has received several grants that have enabled planning and research for restoration and preservation of natural lands. Homer Glen’s government and citizens are working together to balance economic interests with quality of life and to manage growth density.
Lemont is a unique community, picturesque yet functional. Residents choose to move here because of the small-town charm and quality of life that Lemont affords. It is a community with an identity, firmly rooted in its historic past, while keeping a progressive eye to the future. Family oriented activities, good schools and library system, active church communities, and award-winning neighborhood parks and park district programs are among the many amenities that draw new residents to our community.
In Lockport, Illinois, old and new come together to create a quaint community that treasures its rich history while looking toward a bright and prosperous future. Established in 1837, more than 24,000 people now call Lockport home. Steeped in the rich canal heritage of the 1800s, Lockport is one of the most picturesque cities in Northern Illinois and the diversity of architectural styles permeating its buildings and homes is testament to its careful preservation of the past.
Lockport has a wide variety of offerings for both visitors and residents, from its historic sites to its eclectic array of antique shops. Lockport is a vibrant community with good schools, affordable housing, beautiful parks and first-rate recreational facilities. Its ideal location — close to the amenities of Chicago yet far from the bustling crowd of the city — contributes to its reputation as an ideal place to live.
Tiny Manhattan offers a sense of security and peace found only in small, rural villages. First settled in 1884, the village now ranks as a ‘bedroom’ community, meaning that much of its population commutes to jobs in Chicago or its suburbs.
Surrounded by rich agricultural land, Manhattan is undergoing slow but steady growth and more and more families look to its quiet location for new homes.
Matteson is a gem of the Chicago Southland communities. Located about 30 miles from downtown Chicago and surrounded by acres of maintained forest preserve, the village is an exceptional place to raise a family or run a business. Matteson offers many advantages that include Lake Michigan water, 130 full-time village employees who provide a range of services and low property tax rates. A thriving business environment and a healthy real estate market make this town that much more remarkable.