Lyons

Welcome to Lyons, the “Gateway to the West,” where thousands of early settlers once traveled across a small area of land connecting the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River, paving the way for Chicago to become a center of trade.

Today residents are trekking to the village located 20 miles from the Loop for its city amenities and suburban serenity.

Explorer Louis Joliet envisioned a canal connecting the two waterways. Two hundred years later, that became a reality with the opening of the Illinois — Michigan Canal. Today a statue stands at the Chicago Portage National Historic Site located just north of I-55 along Harlem Avenue.

The community has one of the most impressive historical sites in the area, the Hofmann Tower, an eight-story concrete castle built by George Hofmann Jr. in 1908. Once the tallest building west of the Loop, it offers a breathtaking view of Chicago and surrounding areas.

The tower is at the center of the village’s sprawling recreational area. Residents enjoy canoes, picnicking and powerboat rides as well as dancing, orchestra concerts and a beer garden.

Nearby La Grange Park District operates the parks in Lyons as well as the surrounding community with over 50 acres of parkland with recreational centers, playgrounds, basketball courts, soccer fields and jogging paths.

Home to a number of critically acclaimed restaurants, Lyons is a popular dining destination for residents throughout the Chicago area.

Five area elementary schools feed into George Washington Middle School. High school students attend J. Sterling Morton West High School or Lyons Township High School.

Metra service to Aurora and downtown Chicago is available at stations in nearby Riverside and Berwyn, on the Burlington Northern Line.






Nearby Public Transportation

Metra
BNSF Railway, Heritage Corridor

at Riverside Metra, Hollywood Metra, Brookfield Metra, Summit Metra


School Districts

J S Morton Hsd 201

Lyons Sd 103

Riverside Sd 96

Riverside-brookfield Twp Sd 208





Data supplied by the National Center for Education Statistics

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Average Sales Price

$182,833

Average Days on Market

58

Sales Prices vs. List Price

94%


Data represents the average over the past 12 months. All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.