Aptly named because of its location west of Chicago, Western Springs is an open, affluent suburb that is home to many professionals alike who reside on one of many blocks filled with single homes. Incorporated as a village in 1885 after railroads lured many out to the pleasant pastures, this neighborhood has a rich history and familial roots which keep the residents close and engaged through events year-round and a bundle of locally owned businesses. The deep history of the community can still be seen and discovered across town through monuments like the Tower Museum or places like the Theatre of Western Springs. Downtown is host to fitness centers and spas to help keep residents feeling fresh, as well as upscale restaurants like Davanti Enoteca and Vie, and Spring Rock Park, which is host to local sports along with a playground, nature walk, and pier for residents to enjoy themselves. Western Springs Park District provides lots of programs, such as sports and music, that are perfect for children and adults as well as community-wide events like Picnic in the Park and charity events.
Besides the green streets and local playfields, Western Springs neighbors the Salt Creek Nature Preserve and Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park while also being just minutes from a number of golf courses around the area. Work in the city? Easy highway access, as well as a Metra train and bus station, make the commute to the city and beyond simple and convenient.