Introduction to Westmont, Illinois
Westmont, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 7 miles NE of Bolingbrook, Illinois (center to center) and 17 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 24,554 people live in Westmont.
The present day village of Westmont was originally inhabited by the Pottawattamie Native Americans. The area was first settled by the whites after 1833. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad arrived in Westmont in 1864. Plats for Westmont Village were laid out in the early 1900s. On November 10, 1921, Westmont was incorporated as a village. Vince Pastor became the first village president. Westmont High School was opened in 1974.
Westmont and nearby Attractions
- William L. Gregg House Museum
- Brookfield Zoo
- DuPage Children's Museum
- Morton Arboretum
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Graue Mill and Museum
Things To Do In Westmont
At Westmont, you can visit Muddy Waters Park, Blackhawk Park, Lebeck Park, Sadlebrook Park, Green Meadows Park, Mary Egan Park, and Rotary Park. The Gregg House Museum is also worth visiting. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure time at the Twin Lakes Golf Course, Green Meadows Golf Club, and Oakbrook Hills Golf Club. In addition, you can enjoy shopping at Saint James Crossing Shopping Center, Westmont Centre Shopping Center, Williamsport Center Shopping Center, and Westmont Village Shopping Center.
International flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Westmont Higher Education
Elmhurst College, Benedictine University, and College of Dupage are among the nearby colleges and universities.