Western Springs

Western Springs

A tapestry of tree-lined tranquility and urban elegance

Welcome to Western Springs

In the heart of Western Springs, residents find themselves enveloped in a neighborhood that exudes both the classic charm of beautiful, tree-lined avenues and the convenience of urban-suburban living. This quaint town, with its easy commute to Chicago, presents the perfect tableau for those who desire proximity to the city's bustle without forgoing the peace of a close-knit community. Western Springs is a treasure trove of tranquility, where every street and home tells a story of elegance and refinement.
The allure of Western Springs is unmistakable, with its walkable streets leading you through a scenic journey of architectural beauty and verdant landscapes. It's a place where every morning greets you with picturesque views and the promise of a day filled with community spirit and joyous laughter. The sense of belonging here is as palpable as the shade provided by the grand oaks that stand watch over generations of residents, a testament to the town's enduring appeal.

What to Love

  • Scenic splendor: The neighborhood boasts an abundance of natural beauty, with streets canopied by mature trees.
  • Commute with ease: A stress-free journey to Chicago complements the suburban serenity.
  • Community vibrance: Engage in a vibrant social tapestry with events that bring neighbors together.
  • Educational pride: Acclaimed schools anchor the community, making it a beacon for families.
  • Quaint downtown: A downtown that's as walkable as it is charming, brimming with local shops and eateries.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Western Springs is like a well-composed melody, each note resonating with the rhythms of community and comfort. It's where the suburban soul and the urban heart find a harmonious balance. Residents relish in the ability to stroll downtown, visiting beloved local shops and markets, creating a lifestyle that's as leisurely as it is lively. The town is a canvas for those who appreciate the finer things in life—peaceful walks, friendly faces, and a sense of belonging that's woven into the very fabric of the neighborhood.

Dining and Entertainment

The culinary scene in Western Springs offers a delectable mix of hometown favorites and gourmet delights. Kirschbaum's Bakery is a local legend, tempting residents with sweet treats that have been a staple for generations. Casey's Market turns grocery shopping into an experience, offering artisanal goods that reflect the quality and taste of the community. For a taste of Italian charm, Davanti Enoteca delights diners with its rustic ambiance and flavors, while Hillgrove Tap pours the spirit of the town into every glass. Uptown Shop completes the picture, offering a curated collection of gifts and goods that echo the town's elegant lifestyle.

Things to Do

Cultural and leisure activities abound in Western Springs. The Theater of Western Springs stands as a cultural pillar, offering performances that captivate and inspire. Community events like Gathering on the Green and Winter Wonderland are annual highlights, bringing together residents for celebration and camaraderie. For the athletically inclined, the Tower Trot is not just a race but a tradition, uniting everyone from casual runners to seasoned athletes. Each event and venue is a thread in the vibrant tapestry that is Western Springs, creating a community rich in tradition and alive with energy.


The foundation of Western Springs is undoubtedly its commitment to education. The local schools are not just institutions but cornerstones of the community, known for their academic excellence and nurturing environments. Families flock to Western Springs not only for its idyllic setting but also for the promise of a bright future afforded by its educational offerings.

Overview for Western Springs, IL

13,550 people live in Western Springs, where the median age is 42.3 and the average individual income is $86,977. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Western Springs, IL

Western Springs has 4,510 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Western Springs do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,550 people call Western Springs home. The population density is 4,866.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.91 / 49.09%

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Schools in Western Springs, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Western Springs. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
St John Of The Cross Parish School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Field Park Elementary School
K - 5th
Forest Hills Elementary School
PreK - 5th
John Laidlaw Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Chesterton Academy Of Holy Family
9th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Western Springs
PreK - K
No rating available
McClure Junior High School
6th - 8th
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