Homer Glen was founded in 1836. The village's original residents mainly arrived by way of Lake Michigan, where they landed near Fort Dearborn and continued on to the Homer Glen area. Homer Glen retains a concern for the environment, a managed growth density policy and a sense of community to this day.
Homer Glen residents "benefit from a safe, family-oriented community by maintaining and enhancing educational, recreational and cultural opportunities." Locals can enjoy two beautiful nature preserves, Messenger Woods Nature Preserve and Spring Creek Greenway. Messenger Woods is one of the few forests remaining in northeastern Illinois that has not been grazed, cut, farmed or developed. Spring Creek provides outstanding recreational opportunities in the form of horseback riding, hiking and cross-country skiing trails. A diverse population of wildlife exists in Spring Creek, including beaver, herons, egrets, foxes and muskrats.
Homer Glen also benefits from its proximity to Chicago. Many workers commute to the Windy City by way of public transportation or the nearby interstates. Chicago also offers some of the best cuisine, entertainment, shopping and sightseeing in the world. The suburb of Homer Glen will offer you everything you have ever dreamed of in a community and more!