Introduction to Palos Hills, Illinois
Palos Hills, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 14 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Palos Hills is home to some 17,665 residents.
Palos Hills History
The area now known as Palos Hills was once inhabited by Native American tribes. These Indians inhabited the area until the Black Hawk War of 1832. European settlers arrived in this region between 1836 and 1848. The Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, the first Roman Catholic community of Palos Hills, was established in 1872. The area was incorporated as a city in 1958. Carleton Ihde became the first elected Mayor of the City of Palos Hills.
Palos Hills and nearby Attractions
- Hollywood Park - Crestwood
- Bronzeville Children's Museum
- Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
- Brookfield Zoo
- Museum of Science and Industry
- William W. Powers State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Palos Hills
While staying in Palos Hills, you can visit Krasowski Park, Michael Park, Osborne Park, Loveland Park, and Volunteer Park. The Palos Fen Nature Preserve is also worth visiting. The Palos Hills Golf Club is an ideal place for golf enthusiasts to spend their leisure hours. You can also visit the Moraine Valley Community Church and Sacred Heart Church and enjoy shopping at the Valley Plaza Shopping Center.
Palos Hills Transportation
Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.
Palos Hills Higher Education
Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, Illinois Institute of Technology, and City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College offer higher educational facilities.