Tag: Western Springs

Tour week – a drive through Western Springs, the Mayberry of the western suburbs

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago’s western suburbs we haven’t visited in a while. “It’s not the town for you if you want to be anonymous,” says Ann-Marie Hickey about Western Springs, which has been her home for the past 20 years.... Read more »

A Western Springs starter home for $289K

Starter homes in Western Springs typically range above $300K, sometimes closer to $400K. The newly-listed 3-bedroom, 2-bath Cape Cod at 4136 Gilbert Ave, however, is asking just $289,000. It’s across from a park, and close to downtown and the Metra station. Don’t expect the home to linger on the market. If you’re not familiar with... Read more »

A west suburban real estate news roundup

If you’re homeward bound to Chicago’s western suburbs, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities and keep you up-to-date on real estate news. Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. Hemingway’s boyhood home... Read more »
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A sprawling newer home in Western Springs Old Town North

Western Springs is situated between La Grange and Hinsdale. The attractions of Western Springs, apart from its small-town atmosphere, include its easy access to downtown Chicago by Metra, good expressway access to O’Hare and Midway Airports, excellent schools and parks, a varied housing stock and a pedestrian-friendly downtown. The 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath, 3-car garage... Read more »

Western Springs is a town where everyone knows everyone

“It’s not the town for you if you want to be anonymous,” says Ann-Marie Hickey about the Village of Western Springs, which has been her home for the past 20 years. “It’s Mayberry.” Ann-Marie is a real estate agent with Realty Executives. After wrapping up a sponsored video shoot at a beautiful home she’s currently... Read more »

Western Springs has lots to offer, but little diversity

The Village of Western Springs has the aura of a small town – which it is, clocking in at under 3 square miles and fewer than 13,000 residents. La Grange is on its eastern border and I-294 separates it from Hinsdale to the west. One of the most striking things about Western Springs to an... Read more »
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Envisioning a Western Springs makeover

Undeterred by the failure of downtown redevelopment efforts in other Chicago suburbs, the Village of Western Springs has unveiled plans for a complete transformation of its downtown area. The plan, which is a set of guidelines rather than legal mandates, envisions a downtown that retains the “historic scale and character of Western Springs, while offering... Read more »

Western Springs traditional on the market nearly 4 years

And wouldn’t you just know it? It’s showing up as a new listing. Eleven of the twelve “new” listings that I’ve sampled in the last half hour in Chicago’s near-western suburbs have been on and off the market for two or more years. The 4-bedroom, 6–bath home at 5228 Lawn Ave in Western Springs begin... Read more »

West suburban real estate news roundup

Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. If you’re homeward bound to the western suburbs, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities. Five La Grange homes for less than $300K La Grange Park... Read more »
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Western Springs proves pluckier than Lombard

The headline, I promise, will be the sole chicken pun in this post. Several months ago, at our YoChicago site, we linked to a report that the Village of Lombard had barred residents from raising chickens. One resident opined that the practice was “not fitting in with the Lombard lifestyle.” There had been some doubt... Read more »