Introduction to Homewood, Illinois
Homewood, Illinois, in Cook county, is 8 miles W of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 21 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. Homewood contains a population of approximately 19,543.
The early white settlers of this area were James and Sally Hart. They arrived in 1834 from New England. Soon, more families from New England followed them. By 1839, the area had Dutch and German families moving in. At that time it was called Hartford after the original settlers. The name was changed to Homewood in 1869. It was officially incorporated in 1869.
Homewood and nearby Attractions
- Coyote Run Golf Course
- Izaak Walton Preserve
- Matteson Historical Museum
- Midwest Carvers Museum
- Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
- Ravisloe Country Club
Things To Do In Homewood
Homewood is a peaceful suburban village, but when it comes to amenities it offers everything one would want in order to live a wholesome life. The village has suitable facilities for recreational and cultural activities. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is reputed to be among the best in Illinois. It offers a host of facilities including swimming pools, ice arena, fitness and racquet club, volleyball and basketball courts, among others.
The Chicago Midway International Airport offers facilities for air transportation.
Homewood Higher Education
One can avail of higher education at Prairie State College, South Suburban College, Governors State University, and Chicago State University.