Welcome to West Chicago!
West Chicago is a city in DuPage County, Illinois. It was formerly named Junction and later Turner, after its founder, John B. Turner, president of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad (G&CU) in 1855. The city was initially established around the first junction of railroad lines in Illinois, and today is still served by the Union Pacific West Metra service via West Chicago station. Because of the number of trains passing through town, water and fuel facilities for locomotives and a roundhouse were built here, as well as an early eating-house and hotel for travelers. As a result, a number of new employees and their families located to this community.
Map of West Chicago, Illinois
The city of West Chicago has two high schools—one public school, West Chicago Community High School, and one private, Wheaton Academy. There are seven public elementary schools (Currier, Pioneer, Wegner, Turner, Indian Knoll, Gary, and Norton Creek) and two middle schools [Benjamin and Leman Middle School (LMS)] within the city. The West Chicago Wildcats is the name of the WCCHS teams.
The DuPage Airport is located in the city. The National Transportation Safety Board operates the Chicago Aviation Field Office in West Chicago, on the grounds of the airport; it is the regional headquarters of the NTSB Aviation Central Region. Metra has a station on the Union Pacific West Line and another is being planned on the STAR Line on North Avenue.
West Chicago is home to the Truitt-Hoff Nature Preserve, part of DuPage County’s West Chicago Prairie Forest Preserve, one of the largest and best preserved prairies in the Midwest. This prairie was discovered by then-mayor Richard Truitt in 1976 during one of his frequent walks in the open land west of the city. The prairie had been preserved because it was on railroad right-of-way land that had never been cultivated. The city is also home to Kline Creek Farm, an 1890s living history farm.
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Current West Chicago Home Prices
Here's a chart showing the median list and sale price for homes in West Chicago, Illinois during the last 12 months. Like looking at charts? Check out our more in-depth page Current Home Prices in West Chicago IL. This report is updated every month with the latest information.
Is West Chicago a Buyers or Sellers Market
This chart shows the trending housing inventory in West Chicago, Illinois. Anything between 3-6 months would be considered a stable market. Inventory below 3 months puts us in a sellers market where prices can rise and market times fall. Over 6 months and a buyers market takes over resulting in lower prices and longer market times.
West Chicago Real Estate Videos
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All Homes For Sale in West Chicago
Did you know you can view EVERY home for sale in Northern Illinois right on our website? That's right, we show you every home regardless of who has it for sale. Not only that, we offer the most accurate and timely information. These homes are pulled directly from our local MLS system (the same one Realtors use) and is updated every few minutes.
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