Community Spotlight: Chicago Suburb of Western Springs

  • Enjoy the perks of living in a picturesque town
  • Western Springs offers a little bit of everything for families of any size
  • Take advantage during this intense real estate market of an opportunity to build a custom home

Community Spotlight: The Chicago Suburb of Western Springs

Tree-lined streets, neighborhood parks, an active downtown, convenient location, great schools – these are just the highlights of the Chicago suburb Western Springs. All these features tie into together to make up one of the most

We’re excited to take you on a tour of beautiful Western Springs, where we’ll explore all the benefits of this suburb, from the location, easy accessibility, restaurants, parks, schools, and more. After reading this, you may even feel inspired to make the move to this incredible town!

Where is Western Springs Located?

Nestled between the cities of Hinsdale and La Grange, Western Springs was founded in 1886, just 15 miles southwest of Chicago proper. Just under 3 square miles, this suburb offers the perfect balance of space to spread out and accessibility.

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A quick 30 minute drive via I-55 or I-290 will get you right into the city’s downtown, offering the perfect amount of distance from the bustle of Chicago and the tranquility of Western Springs. These two major highways also provide easy accessibility for any family road trips, travel to nearby towns, or Chicago’s two airports, Midway and O’Hare.

The Metra commuter train line also runs directly through the Western Springs downtown, making it a great option for those who don’t want to drive into Chicago for work or a weekend visit. The Metra conveniently makes stops in Western Springs about every hour.

What Are the Best Schools in Western Springs?

A major benefit of suburban living is the variety of highly rated public schools. Being in a top notch school district, Western Springs offers some of the best educational opportunities for families in the area.

Located just outside of the Western Springs downtown, Field Park Elementary is a 5-star rated K-5 school, according to GreatSchools.org. Just under 270 students, this elementary school offers smaller class sizes for a more personalized and attentive learning environment.

Field Park Elementary in Western Springs

Also centrally located is McClure Junior High School, with a 4 out of 5 star rating on GreatSchools.org. While the overall school size is almost double that of Field Park Elementary at 490 students, the student to teacher ratio is 11:1, continuing the trend of limited class sizes. McClure Junior High also offers electives to students to help them begin fostering personal academic interests and growth.

McClure Junior High School in Western Springs

Broken into two campuses, for upper and lower classmen, Lyons Township High School is the final destination in the Western Springs’ education system. With a 4 out of 5 star GreatSchools.org rating, this high school offers teens the necessary experiences and opportunities to prepare for college. In addition, Lyons Township High School offers a slew of sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities for students to explore and develop passions outside of the classroom.

McClure Junior High School in Western Springs

What Shops and Restaurants Are There In Western Springs?

Part of Western Springs popularity is driven by its exciting and vibrant downtown. From small clothing boutiques to delicious restaurants to its easy walkability, Western Springs’ downtown is the cherry on top of an already great suburb.

Swing by Oberweis on a sunny afternoon for a classic cone with the family. Visit family-owned Kirschbaum’s Bakery for their freshly baked desserts and pastries. Enjoy a beer at Hillgrove Tap’s sunny outdoor patio. Or indulge in any of Davanti Enoteca’s delicious fresh pasta dishes.

What Recreation is There in Western Springs?

Aside from the easy accessibility, wonderful schools, and fantastic downtown area, Western Springs is also close to beautiful forest preserves and parks.

With 480 acres of lush nature, Bemis Woods offers hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and even a creek with a canoe launch to get in touch with your outdoorsy side. The forest preserve also has a Go Ape park which offers ziplining and other fun adventures for those ages 10-15.

Homes For Sale in Western Springs

When it comes to homes for sale in Western Springs, there’s a little bit of everything for those looking to move here.

However, with the current real estate market’s intense competition, it’s become an uphill battle to find and secure a dream home, especially in Western Springs. We’ve seen many people grow tired of continuously investing energy into finding “the one” only to be let down. Combined with the current low interest rates, building a custom home has now become the simplest and best choice for those in need of a home in an incredible location.

western springs new construction home

BrightLeaf is excited to introduce our latest new construction home, Lumen Point, located at 4464 Harvey Avenue. This new construction home in Western Springs offers potential homeowners a true all-in-one oasis, featuring:

    • 5 bedrooms / 4.5 bathrooms
    • Over 5,000 square feet of living space
    • Chef’s kitchen
    • Private office spaces
    • Indoor/outdoor flex space separate from home perfect for a studio or workshop
    • Solar panels and EV charging capabilities
    • Smart home technology
    • Better built and certified to be healthy and energy efficient
    • 10 year warranty

    … and there’s still enough time to add personal customizations!

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    white kitchen with light wood lower cabinets and large marble counter island

    Just a quick 5 minute drive to the Metra train, multiple highways, and a quick 30 minute drive to downtown Chicago makes this suburban retreat the prime location for any family looking to move into a new construction home in Western Springs.

    You can download the Lumen Point Brochure here or schedule a call with us now to learn more about building on this lot!

    If BrightLeaf’s Lumen Point model doesn’t interest you, but the location of this property checks off boxes on your wishlist, call us or schedule an appointment now to explore building your very own custom home on this lot.

  • You can also download our Western Springs Custom Home brochure here to learn more about building your very own custom designed home on 4464 Harvey Avenue.

    Living in Western Springs

    Thanks for joining us on our virtual tour of Western Springs! We hope it helped you in deciding your family’s next place to call home, inspired you to explore building the Lumen Point model or build your very own BrightLeaf custom home at 4464 Harvey.

    If this location isn’t for you but you still want to explore custom building, reach out to us or schedule an appointment to learn more about the possibilities of building your dream home with BrightLeaf

About BrightLeaf

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