Introduction to Harwood Heights, Illinois
Harwood Heights History
The earliest inhabitants in the area were the Potawatomi Native Americans. In 1770, Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable, a black man, came with his family to settle here and opened a thriving business with the Potawatomi. The name of the town is actually a combination of two words- Har for Harlem Avenue, and wood; derived from Norwood Park Township, where Harwood Heights is located.
Harwood Heights and nearby Attractions
- Arlington Heights Historical Museum
- Deerfield Historic Village
- Cantigny Park
- Shedd Aquarium
- Loyola Park Beach
Things To Do In Harwood Heights
Local museums include the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Morgan Art Gallery. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Edgebrook Golf Course. Popular parks around the city include the Loyola Park Beach, Cantigny Park and Lincoln Park. These parks offer a number of recreational activities like hiking, boating, picnicking, swimming and camping. Other well known attractions in the area include the Sears Tower, the Leaning Tower of Niles, the Cosley Zoo, the Merrick Rose Garden and the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.
Harwood Heights Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International is the nearest major airport.
Harwood Heights Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Columbia College Chicago, Triton College, North Park University, National-Louis University, Wilbur Wright College and Northeastern Illinois University.