The Village of Western Springs was named for its clear, cool springs. The springs may be gone, but the community continues to thrive. The affluent community offers beautiful homes, a short commute and plenty of parks and recreation.
Homes here include a mix of spacious single-family homes as well as condominiums and townhomes. The village has a number of new construction homes and remodeled homes featuring additions and updates.
The Western Springs Park District maintains more than 80 acres of land in several neighborhood parks, and offers sports programs and classes sponsored by the recreation department. Residents can also find restaurants and shops in the picturesque downtown district along with plaza shopping facilities at the Garden Market.
The Thomas Ford Memorial Library and the Theatre of Western Springs are two local attractions. The Theatre hosts classes and summer camps as well as 10 performances a year for adults and children.
Area students attend two public elementary schools and Lyons Township High School, which has two campuses. Freshmen and sophomores go to the south campus; juniors and seniors go to the north campus in La Grange.
Western Springs is bordered by several major thoroughfares including the Tri-State Tollway. The community also has its own Metra station, offering train service to downtown Chicago.