Think Homewood 2018-04-30T01:50:06+00:00

          

These comic strips are the final artwork that appears on the CTA.  Based on actual Homewood residents and events.
Original illustrations by Homewood’s own Marc Alan Fishman of Unshaven Comics.

it’s time to think homewood

We love Chicago as much as you do, but sometimes you need a change of scenery. If you’re thinking of a diverse, creative, affordable burb with award-winning schools, parks and library 

Located just 25 miles south of Chicago’s loop, Homewood is easy to get to and from the city on the Metra Electric (an eco-friendly option). Homewood is situated between the Bishop Ford (I-94) and I-57 and has easy access to I-80 and I-294. The variety of transportation options perfectly positions Homewood as ideal for quality of life and ease of gettin’ around.

Homewood-at-a-glance

60+ outdoor community events
year round

Award-Winning School District

Loads of Programs for kids under 12

Homewood Science Center

193 Acres of Trails in Homewood’s Izaak Walton Preserve

20+ Miles Of Bike Lanes

Amazing shopping and restaurants
within the downtown

90% Of Homewood Owns a Library Card

Home to the largest collection of Richard Haas Murals in the world

Education

Homewood School District 153
Homewood Schools have a long-standing tradition of academic excellence. Class sizes are small. Parent volunteerism and community involvement is high. Solid curriculum and innovative programs are our hallmarks. Technology is a regular part of student learning. And in an era when finances force too many school districts to abandon art, music, theater, athletic events and even hot lunches, we are proud to offer a well-rounded and comprehensive educational experience in Homewood.

Award-Winning Homewood-Flossmoor High School
Three-Time Blue Ribbon Award Winner, Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School is a comprehensive school that serves nearly 3,000 students. H-F is consistently ranked one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post. In 2012-13, H-F became the first public high school in Chicago’s suburbs to earn the IB World School status. In 2013-14 H-F earned the Best Visual Arts Department in the State award by the Illinois Art Education Association [and an Exemplary Reading Program Award from the International Reading Association]. ​​The school’s excellent curriculum draws residents into the district, and includes diverse options such as a Project Lead the Way program, IB Prep Academy, IB Diploma Programme, and a one-of-a-kind Media, Visual & Performing Arts Academy. Students are challenged to do their best in the classroom and to find their passion through our expansive extracurricular programs, which include 30+ sports and more than 80 clubs and activities.

HOMEWOOD SCIENCE CENTER

Homewood Science Center is the premiere science center in the south suburbs. HSC hosts STEAM programming for children and families plus a variety of events for STEAM educators and enthusiasts through our initiative, the South Suburban STEAM Network. HSC encourages intergenerational and lifelong learning, stimulates curiosity, and inspires people to make science and technology a greater part of their lives.

HOMEWOOD LIBRARY

Homewood Public Library District aspires to enrich and enhance the lives of our patrons and community. Homewood Library provides access to life-long learning, discovery and cultural enjoyment.

HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR PARK DISTRICT

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District offers award-winning facilities that enhance the community and attract patrons from miles around. From the more typical: fitness center, golf course and outdoor pool; to the more unique: high ropes courses, indoor ice rink and nature center; there’s always something for residents to do. With 30 parks covering 365 acres, residents are never more than a short walk from their neighborhood playground.