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Westmont, a warm and friendly village situated 22 miles west of Chicago, spills over with hometown amenities. Home to more than 24,000 residents, an exceptional educational system, and a thriving business community, Westmont is appropriately named "The Progressive Village." A great place to live, work, and play, Westmont offers its residents recreational activities, verdant parklands, an array of shopping, dining and entertainment venues, and housing suited to any budget.

Both Westmont businesses and residents benefit from the village's central location, which is in the midst of suburban pleasures and close to many of Chicago's treasures. A 30-minute drive from downtown Chicago, Westmont is also just minutes away from Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, and Naperville.

Commuters to Chicago choose from an extensive schedule of speedy and comfortable Metra trains that make regular stops at Westmont's downtown station and at other points between Aurora and Chicago's Union Station. Metra makes connections with Amtrak trains departing from Union Station, as well as suburban Pace buses.

Located within five minutes of five major expressways, including Interstate 294, Interstate 290, Interstate 88, Interstate 55, and Interstate 355, Westmont residents are well on their way when it comes to traveling. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Westmont residents are less than 30 minutes from O'Hare International Airport to the north and Chicago's Midway Airport to the east.

Since the first settlers arrived in the 1870s, Westmont has continued to draw families looking for an uncommonly comfortable way of life. Residents show their community pride by working together to preserve the past, supporting the schools, parks, and library, and becoming involved in local government. Volunteer opportunities abound, with many organizations providing networking and service opportunities for their members. As a result of this community involvement, Westmont received two Governor's Hometown First Place Awards.

No matter what your housing needs, you'll find a residence that suits your architectural, budget, and space requirements in Westmont. Westmont neighborhoods boasts a variety of housing, from stately Victorians and budget-friendly 1960s ranches to newly constructed townhomes and custom-built luxury homes.

Family-friendly subdivisions are conveniently located near schools and arterial roads on the north and south sides of Westmont. Those looking for homes with old-fashioned charm find the perfect residence in neighborhoods encircling the downtown area, where historic homes, many built by the village's founders, line up along tree-shaded streets.

Six individual public school districts serve the students of Westmont. The six districts are composed of three elementary school districts (Districts 58, 60 and 61) and two high school district (Districts 86 and 99) and one community unity school district 201. Each district has is own school board which governs that particular district. The district is also served by the private Holy Trinity Catholic School.

Westmont Park District protects more than 150 acres of open land and park spaces, which they maintain for the recreational use of Westmont residents. With more than 20 parks and open play spaces, the district has created parks that offer unique recreational settings, which include playgrounds, shelters, picnic areas, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, soccer fields, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and walking paths. The Park District sponsors recreational activities and classes held at the district's parks and facilities and at some of the schools located in the village.

Westmont Park District's Health Core, a 26,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness facility offers an air-conditioned, full-sized gymnasium, a childcare center, racquetball courts, a cardiovascular center, a free-weight area, sauna, steam room, and whirlpool.

The community is especially proud of its newest recreational addition Ty Warner Park, a 36-acrepark named in honor of Ty Inc., the Beanie Baby producing company located in Westmont. The park features formal gardens, a splash water pad, and playgrounds with multilevel age-group apparatus. The park also is host to the annual Fourth of July Celebration and outdoor concerts, held on Wednesday evenings in June and July.