Introduction to Country Club Hills, Illinois
Country Club Hills, Illinois, in Cook county, is 8 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois and 20 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,169 people lived in Country Club Hills.
Country Club Hills History
This region was originally called Cooper’s Grove and was settled in by German farmers. Its transformation into Country Club Hills was the result of the vision of local developer J. E. Merrion. In 1955, Merrion developed this area with the intention of building affordable and spacious homes with country-like atmosphere for middle income people. Country Club Hills was officially incorporated as a city and had its first election in 1958.
Country Club Hills and nearby Attractions
- Midwest Carvers Museum
- Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
- Matteson Historical Museum
- George W Dunne National Golf Course
- Dynasty Trails Park
- Ravisloe Country Club
Things To Do In Country Club Hills
Country Club Hills has provisions for a diverse array of recreational activities. Those who love the outdoors would enjoy the parks and country clubs, which have a number of amenities that allow people to participate in a variety of sports, hold get-togethers with friends and family or simply relax. There are several museums in and around the area which offer interesting insights into the local history.
Country Club Hills Transportation
Chicago Midway International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Country Club Hills Higher Education
Prairie State College, South Suburban College and Trinity Christian College are all within 10 miles from Country Club Hills.