Residents and visitors often refer to the City of Countryside as “Chicago’s Western Getaway.”
Countryside began as a quiet farming community before transitioning into a bedroom community for workers commuting to Chicago. The city was later incorporated in 1960 and has tripled its population since then.
The city is situated just 15 miles from the Loop, 21 miles from O’Hare International Airport and 8.5 miles from Midway International Airport. Residents also have convenient access to I-55 and I-294.
Every year, the city hosts The Best of Countryside, an annual summer carnival at the Countryside City Park with amusement rides, games, live music, and food. In the winter, Countryside also hosts Winterfest, offering residents a day of ice skating, cross-country skiing, mini golf, and a bonfire.