Introduction to Palos Heights, Illinois
Palos Heights, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles SW of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 15 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the city are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Palos Heights has a population of 11,260.
Palos Heights History
Palos Heights used to be an open farming region back in 1930s. In 1935, the Robert Bartlett Building Corporation purchased the land for housing purposes. Many houses were built by the company in the area and were offered to prospective buyers at reasonable prices. The City of Palos Heights was incorporated on April 16, 1959.
Palos Heights and nearby Attractions
- Westgate Country Club
- American Police Center & Museum
- Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library
- Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
- Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
- Palmer Park
Things To Do In Palos Heights
Westgate Country Club and Oak Hill Golf Club entice tourists with sports and other recreational facilities. Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church is an architectural marvel. Major parks in the area, such as Navajo Park and Palmer Park allow tourists to spend some quality time around nature.
Palos Heights Transportation
Chicago Midway International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Palos Heights Higher Education
Moraine Valley Community College and Chicago State University provide higher education to the people of Palos Heights.