Welcome to Homewood, Illinois!
Looking to build your future in a community that values education?
Homewood is the right place.
Named one of the top most livable metro-area suburbs in the Midwest — Forbes.com
Award-Winning School Districts: Homewood District 153 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School (Blue Ribbon Winner)
Award-Winning Park District: Homewood-Flossmoor Park District
Best Downtown — Chicago Tribune
Best Town — Chicago Magazine
Homewood is located just 23 miles south of downtown Chicago. Easy access and an extensive transportation network marks Homewood as the top south suburb for commutability by Chaddick Institute. Homewood’s geographic position is ideal with quick access to the Tri-State Tollway (I-80,
I-94/I-294), the Bishop Ford Freeway,
I-57 and Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30) as well as the Metra Electric Line and Amtrak rail service.
Homewood’s award-winning downtown is recognized for its active and lively environment. Sixty outdoor festivals through the year, including one of the area’s longest running farmers’ markets bring residents together and showcase Homewood’s business community and way of life to visitors. These gatherings have a positive economic impact, increasing foot-traffic and connecting shoppers to shop owners through face-to-face experiences.
Homewood’s diverse and talented population is one of its greatest assets. It boasts a large, well-educated population. More than half of Homewood’s population holds college and advanced degrees. Since the early 1900’s a large demographic of Homewood’s population has worked at the University of Chicago, as well as Chicago’s museums and cultural centers — in part because of Homewood’s proximity to these institutions.
Continuous brick-paved sidewalks and active public spaces create endless opportunities for social interaction as well as one-of-a-kind shopping and dining. Boutiques, coffee and tea shops, restaurants, pubs, parks, and personal and professional service providers, range from the traditional to urban chic. Adjacent to downtown is a public golf and country club that hosts weddings, meetings, jazz and philharmonic concerts. All of this is steps from the Metra commuter rail station.
With over half of teachers possessing a Master's degree, Homewood schools meet the needs of every learner in the district from ABCs to AP courses. Small class sizes, dedicated parent volunteerism, and community involvement are the key ingredients to Homewood schools' long-standing tradition of academic excellence. Beginning in Pre-K, Homewood values a well-rounded and comprehensive education with programs focused on art, music, theater and athletic events.
Quality of life matters to Homewood’s residents. Homewood is known for its clean, safe and tree-lined neighborhoods.
With a median home value of $190,600 and over 3,500 building permits issued since 2012, Homewood is an affordable place to live where residents want to remain, expand and add value to their home and neighborhoods.