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The Village of Homewood is ideally situated within Chicago’s south suburbs with a population of 19,323.

Located in Cook County, Homewood is positioned just 22 miles from downtown Chicago. The community’s strategic location provides commuters quick access to the Bishop Ford Freeway, the Tri-State Tollway (I-80/I-94/I-294), I-57, and one of the areas busiest Metra and Amtrak stations.

The Village has earned top nods for its high quality of life from such well-known resources as Forbes, Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. Distinguishing features include award-winning schools and recreation programs, commuter-friendly and walkable downtown, a dynamic economy and great housing spread.

Originally a tiny hamlet named Thornton Station, Homewood earned its name and reputation in 1869 when the Illinois Central Railroad decided that the pastoral beauty of the area was perfect for both golf courses and Chicago residents who wanted to settle in close proximity of woods and lakes.  Since then, though it’s grown, Homewood continues to combine tradition with a charming urban flair.

The Village of Homewood offers its residents a close-knit way of life where families establish heritage and build life-long relationships with neighbors. Children grow up with the same friends they made in school, on the little league baseball field and at summer camp. In Homewood, tree-lined streets and brick paved sidewalks make way to expansive shopping districts and a bustling, commuter friendly downtown stocked with one-of-a-kind boutiques and restaurants. It’s an idyllic and established town whose residents affectionately refer to as “Home Sweet Homewood”.

•Named one of the top most livable metro-area suburbs in the Midwest –
•Award-winning school districts: Homewood District 153 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School (Blue Ribbon Winner)
•Award-winning park district:  Homewood-Flossmoor Park District (National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Administration)
•Best Downtown – Chicago Tribune
•Best Town – Chicago Magazine


•Chocolate Fest
•Art and Garden Street Fair and Presidents Art Contest
•Dog Days of Summer
•Drivin’ the Dixie
•Fall Fest
•Fire Department Open House
•Green Events at Homewood’s French Market
•Homewood Hall of Fame
•Hobo Night
•Holiday Lights in Homewood
•Homewood Days
•Homewood’s French Farmers’ Market
•Independence Day Parade and Family Fun Fest
•Memorial Day Parade
•Movies in our Parks
•National Night Out
•New Year’s Eve DAY Celebration
•Railroad Days
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