Homewood

Homewood is a village in Cook CountyIllinoisUnited States, and a suburb of Chicago. The population was 19,323 at the 2010 census.  Homewood is a sister city to Homewood, Alabama. In 2007, Forbes magazine rated Homewood as one of the three most "livable" suburbs in the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

Children in grades K-8 attend schools under the jurisdiction of Homewood public school district 153, although some may attend Flossmoor School District 161 if they live west of Western Avenue and south of 183rd street. School District 153 has three schools: Winston Churchill Elementary, Willow Elementary, and James Hart Junior High School. Children in grades K-2 attend Willow, then move on to Churchill for grades 3-5, then move on to finish grades 6-8 at James Hart. Homewood School District 153 The Catholic school is St. Joseph's School.

The majority of students in the area then go on to attend the local public high school, Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Homewood-Flossmoor High School is its own school district, school district 233. H-F is a three-time winner of the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award for excellence. HF also owns WHFH 88.5, the highest powered high school radio station with 1,500 watts.

 

Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township RichThornton
Founded 1893
Government
 • Type village
 • Village President Richard A. Hofeld
Area[1]
 • Total 5.26 sq mi (13.63 km2)
 • Land 5.22 sq mi (13.51 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation[2] 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,323
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 19,175
 • Density 3,676.19/sq mi (1,419.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s) 60422, 60430
Area code(s) 708
FIPS code 17-35879
Wikimedia Commons Homewood, Illinois
Website www.homesweethomewood.com

 

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