Introduction to Westchester, Illinois
The village of Westchester was settled in by German farmers in the mid 19th century. Samuel Insull purchased 2,200 acres of the land in 1924, and planned to recreate an English style town. Westchester was incorporated in 1926. By 1930, the Garfield Park rapid transit line was extended, enabling prospective buyers to visit the village conveniently. However, the rapid transit line was removed in the 1950s.
Westchester and nearby Attractions
- Brookfield Zoo
- Graue Mill and Museum
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
- McFetridge Sports Center at California Park
- DuPage Children's Museum
Things To Do In Westchester
During your stay in Westchester, you can visit the Wolf Road Prairie Nature Preserve. Games of tennis and soccer can be enjoyed at the Community Park and Gladstone Park. Mayfair Park also offers sand volleyball courts, softball diamonds and scenic picnic areas. You can also spend your leisure time at the Westbrook Commons Shopping Center.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is close to the village.
Westchester Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Elmhurst College, and City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College.