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Located in DuPage county, Westmont is about 18 miles west of the Chicago Loop and is considered a Chicago metropolitan area. Some great notable people are from Westmont including Muddy Waters, the founder of Chicago blues, and Ty Warner, inventor of Beanie Babies. This community as beautiful parks located within the Westmont Park District, greenery and plenty of things to do including the taste of Westmont and the Westmont Film Festival.
Westmont is located in the southeastern portion of Dupage County. Westmont is bordered by Downers Grove to the northwest, Oak Brook to the north, Hinsdale to the east, Claredon Hills to the southeast and Darien to the southwest.
Population (2000) – Total 25,201
Density 5,014.4/mi² (1,934.8/km²)
Median income $51,442
Westmost’s early growth could be blamed on the development of the Illinois-Michigan Canal, which was authorized in the 1820s but did not develop until the 1830s. In 1833, the land was inhabited by the Potawtami. Many of the Westmont workers turned to farming when the Panic of 1837 halted canal development, which led Westmont to be known as on of the most advanced sections of Illinois.
Transportation in Westmont is easily accessible as it has it’s own stop at the Westmont Metra station on the BNSF Railway Line. It serves as the bridgeway between Aurora and Chicago, Illinois. Interstates 355, 294, and 55 are all surrounding the city.
The schools in Westmont are very diverse and offer a wide variety of classes for the students to expand their studies.
Holmes Elementary School – 5800 S Holmes Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Maercker Elementary School – 5827 South Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559
Westview Hills Middle School – 630 65th St, Willowbrook, IL 60527
Westmont High School – 909 Oakmont Dr, 909 N Oakland Dr, Westmont, IL 60559
Uptown, (12 W. Burlington Ave., (630) 969-4717) great neighborhood local spot where you can grab a tasty beer, watch some TV and not spend a fortune. They have karaoke on Thursday nights and otherwise the music is always jamming. Uptown offers Miller and Bud products that are available at a reasonable price. It is also located right across from the Westmont Metra.
Walsh’s Bar and Grill, (202 W. Naperville Rd., (630) 968-5957) this pub is the place to watch all your sports games in Westmont. With TV’s, Vodka Lemonades, Miller Light pitchers, and hot dog baskets, what more could you ask for? Enjoy playing darts while watching Monday night football on their big screen TV’s. The food is amazing and has a lot of variety. From white chicken chili to pocket sandwiches and burgers, Walsh’s Bar and Grill has it all.
DJ’s Sports Bar, (Chicago Ave. and Blackhawk Dr., (630) 986-1029) lots of daily specials here including $1 PBR bottles every Wednesday. Enjoy a nice cold beer and a delicious burger with your friends, family, girls, or work colleagues. Dj’s has the best burgers, hot dogs and freshly hand cut fries in the western suburbs.
If you are looking for something to do in Westmont, there are a great amount of museums, parks, theatres and shopping to keep you entertained.
The Gregg House Museum, (117 S. Linden Ave., (630) 960-3392) for instance will provide you with a detailed tour of the Victorian home located in the Second Empire. The best part is that it is located right off the Westmont Metra.
After learning some history relax at the Chicago Corporate Massages, Inc. (630) 663-4001. They offer in-home spa sessions, spa outings, events and specials that will help you relieve some of that stress. Take your girlfriend or spouse and enjoy a relaxing day at Chicago Corporate Massages.
Vincintori, (14 N. Cass Ave., (630) 663-9467) this fine Italian cuisine offers great pasta, garlic or cheesy bread and salads that will melt in your mouth.
Amber Cafe, (13 N. Cass Ave., (630) 515-8080), providing a variety of American dishes, this cafe is truly a great dining experience. Lobster Ravioli with spicy marinara, lobster, truffle oil, peas and pasta sheets, Braised Short Ribs with creamed corn, fried onions and natural sauce or even the Amber Burger – 8 ounce prime burger with fries are just three tasteful American dishes that will leave your mouth watering.
Westmont Park District, (55 E. Richmond St., (630) 969-8080) weather you are relaxing or in the mood to get a good workout, this park district has it all. Enjoy a nice workout at the fitness clubs, play some racquetball or go golfing at the Twin Lakes Golf Club.
The Taste of Westmont is a great festival that incorporates some of the best food from local restaurants as well as some of the best music around the area. This great festival takes place in Westmont every July. You can enjoy some of the best food and watch live performances. They have commercial, craft, food and beverage packages available to purchase and enjoy.
If the Taste of Westmont wasn’t enough to satisfy your music soul, check out the Muddy Waters Historical Exhibit & Blues Tribute that Westmont has every year. You can see some of the great legends and the Godfather of the blues. The exhibit is co-hosted by Westmont Special Events and the Westmont Historical Society.
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