Family-focused community with affordable housing and lush parks
Westmont is a quaint and quiet village perfect for young professionals, commuters, and their families. With 18 lush public parks, affordable homes, and its proximity to the Chicago Union Station, the rewards of living in Westmont are truly innumerable. Not only is Westmont connected to Chicago via public transportation, but it is also right off the I-88 expressway. With nearly 25,000 residents, Westmont is one of the more populated villages near Chicago, lending itself to being a good halfway point between suburban and urban.
The neighborhoods of Westmont are safe, diverse, and welcoming. The houses in the area are unique from their counterparts. You have your bigger traditional homes with cathedral ceilings and hardwood floors, but there are also craftsman bungalows for someone looking for the perfect starter home.
Westmont is a wonderful community with an abundance of green space for recreation. Most neighborhoods in the area have several parks to enjoy, making it easy to pick up a baseball and mitt and play catch with the kids. The residents in the village are easy-going, friendly individuals who care about the community's health. Westmont is known for holding long festivals and gathering the locals to celebrate themselves and their community. You can join in on the fun as a volunteer or enjoy attending the festival.
The food in Westmont is delectable. Depending on what you are craving, there are plenty of options to consider. For example, the Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is run by a fourth-generation restaurateur and they put their customers' palette and experience first. With fresh ingredients and excellent service, Pappadeaux’s brings you dishes like a traditional shrimp cocktail, fried calamari, and a grilled Caribbean lobster tail.
If you have barbeque on the mind, stop by Uncle Bub’s for some of their baby back ribs; it will be messy, but it will be worth it. Golden Basket is another popular local spot that specializes in breakfast food. If you are looking for an afternoon drink with your food or snacks, Neat Kitchen and Bar or the Whiskey Hills Brewing Company are ready to seat you.
The village of Westmont loves a good festival. There are plenty of opportunities in Westmont to volunteer, become a vendor or sponsor, or attend a festival — you can attend events like the Taste of Westmont, Cruisin’ Nights and Street Fair, the Wicked West Fest, and the Holly Days Festival. The Taste of Westmont, for example, calls for food, musicians, and artisans to show up and show out.
When there is no festival on the calendar, you can still have fun in the outdoors by heading to Ty Warner Park and other parks within the Westmont boundaries. You will find many things to do with the family, like hitting the playground or laying out a blanket for a picnic. Bring a snow tube and sled down the hill for an exciting thrill ride if you can visit Ty Warner Park in the winter.
Westmont is serviced by a few school districts, but primarily the Community Unit School District (CUSD) 201.
Some of the several notable schools include:
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