Introduction to Western Springs, Illinois
Western Springs, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois and 13 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. Western Springs contains a population of approximately 12,493.
Western Springs History
The village was incorporated in 1886 by a small farming community. Soon, Swedish immigrants started moving in. In the late 1880s, John Charles Vaughan started building greenhouses in the village. Consequently, the village of Western Springs became known for its production and export of high-quality seeds.
Western Springs and nearby Attractions
- Thomas Ford Memorial Library
- Garden Market Shopping Center
- Western Springs Village Hall
- All Saints Episcopal Church
- Rock Springs Park
Things To Do in Western Springs
The village boasts of a number of beautiful parks, such as Ridge Acres Park, Ridgewood Park, Rock Springs Park and Springdale Park. These parks are ideal picnic spots. The Garden Market Shopping Center is also a popular shopping spot.
Western Springs Transportation
Air transportation facilities are provided by Chicago Midway International Airport.
Western Springs Higher Education
Elmhurst College and Moraine Valley Community College provide higher education to the people of Western Springs.