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About Lyons


Located just west of the city of Chicago, Lyons is a rapidly-growing village in the Chicagoland area. Situated less than 20 miles from the Chicago Loop, Lyons offers the amenities of the city, with the serenity of suburban life.

The first western settlers to arrive in the area came in 1673, as Frenchmen Louis Joliet and Fr. Pierre Marquette arrived in “Le Portage” after an ill-fated trip to Louisiana. It was this discovery that provided the building blocks for Chicago’s eventual boom, as Louis Joliet was the first to envision the eventual Illinois and Michigan Canal. Lyons has traditionally been known as a large Polish-American community, and street names such as Pulaski, Warsaw and Cracow, reflect the town’s historical connection with the Polish community.

The average sales price of a single-family home in Lyons in 2014 was $126,403.

Public education in the community is provided by Lyons Elementary School District 103, which operates two schools in Lyons, and three in the surrounding areas. All five elementary schools feed into George Washington Middle School, and Lyons residents are served by two high schools: J. Sterling Morton West High School and 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. National and international air travel is available at the nearby O’Hare International Airport, as well as Chicago’s Midway Airport.

The Park District of La Grange operates the parks in Lyons and the surrounding community, consisting of over 50 acres spread across a dozen parks. With basketball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, jogging paths, playgrounds and picnic areas, the community parks system provides year-round activities for residents of all ages and interests. Home to a number of critically-acclaimed restaurants, Lyons is a popular dining destination for residents throughout the Chicagoland area.

Community Information

Government:

4200 Lawndale Ave., Lyons, IL 60534

708.422.4500

villageoflyons-il.net

Post Office:

7836 Ogden Ave., Lyons, IL 60534

708.442.5400

Library:

Lyons Public Library

4209 Joliet Ave., Lyons, IL 60534

708.447.3577

lyonslibrary.org

Newspaper:

My Suburban Life

mysuburbanlife.com/lyons

Park District:

536 East Ave., La Grange, IL 60525

708.352.1762

pdlg.org

Transportation:

Metra

Line: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)

Hospital:

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital

5101 South Willow Springs Road

La Grange, IL 60525