Introduction to Hickory Hills, Illinois
Hickory Hills, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 13 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Hickory Hills has a population of 13,926.
Hickory Hills History
Hickory Hills was originally known as North Palos. It had a substantial population of Native Americans before the arrival of European settlers. Growth was slow in the initial years because farming was difficult on the hills of the area. The area started developing after World War II when cheap dwelling units were built along the southern edges of Hickory Hills. It was officially incorporated in 1951, and achieved cityhood in 1966. The name Hickory Hills was chosen because of the rolling hills that dominate the area, along with stands of Hickory trees.
Hickory Hills and nearby Attractions
- Spears Pioneer Woods
- Kasey meadow Park
- Bridgeview Shopping Center
- American Police Center & Museum
- Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
- Graue Mill and Museum
Things To Do In Hickory Hills
Hickory Hills is rich with natural beauty, with vast areas of deep woods and parklands. It also offers major shopping opportunities with its three significant shopping districts.
Hickory Hills Transportation
Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Hickory Hills Higher Education
Moraine Valley Community College, Richard J. Daley College, Morton College and Loyola University of Chicago are nearby.