Hanover Park Village Profile
Hanover Park's roots as a settlement reach back into the 19th century, but our growth into a community of nearly 12,000 families really started in the 1950's. 30 miles northwest of Chicago. Scores of new homes rose on former farm sites and prairie 30 miles northwest of Chicago.
Today, Hanover Park boasts the youngest residents of any Chicago northwest suburb, with a median resident age of 29.7. The spirit and energy of youth is visible throughout the community. Hanover Park is a family community with plenty of neighborhood sports teams and activities available for young families. Hanover Park neighborhoods are filled with children.
Hanover Park is conveniently located 17 miles from O’Hare International Airport and is 45 minutes from downtown Chicago via the Metra West Line. Hundreds of commuters board Metra commuter trains each weekday at the bustling Hanover Park commuter station, which has seen the fastest growth of any West Line station.
Golf courses, country clubs, recreational complexes, theaters, and semiprofessional sports abound in neighboring communities. Entertainment opportunities in the Chicago metro area include professional sports, museums, opera, art exhibits, symphony, and theatre.
Hanover Park’s School Districts are well known for providing quality education to area students and preparing them for the challenges of the future. Hanover Park is served by seven K-12 school districts. Local continuing education opportunities are provided by three area colleges. Renowned Chicago colleges and universities are within commuting distance.
Keeneyville Elementary School District 20
School District U-46
School District 54
School District 87
Consolidated School District 93
Lake Park High School District 108
Township High School District 211
The Hanover Park Park District maintains approximately 180 acres of parks and bike paths. Picnic areas, tennis, and basketball facilities are available at many of the community’s parks. During the winter, snow-covered hills and cleared ponds are open for sledding and ice-skating.
Link for virtual tours of all Hanover Park Parks - includes locations and sizes of different parks.
Mallard Lake Forest Preserve The south side of Hanover Park is surrounded by a large portion of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. To the east of County Farm Road, Mallard Lake Forest Preserve offers fishing piers, a reservable shelter, a dog exercise area, parking, and a bike path. There are great wildlife observation opportunities at Mallard Lake including meadowlarks, great-horned owls, red-tailed hawks, and kestrels.
Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve Soon the Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve, which lies to the west of County Farm Road, will be connected to the Mallard Lake Forest Preserve via a bike path. Hawk Hollow is comprised of 1,166 largely-undeveloped acres. Hawk Hollow offers great views of the West Branch of the DuPage River Valley. The river meanders through Hawk Hollow from north to south. Hawk Hollow is home to 530 plant species including wild bergamot, prairie sunflowers, wild geranium, and white, bur, red, and black oak trees. Hawk Hollow is also home to 132 different animal species including several which are endangered or threatened; black-crowned night heron, great blue heron, red-tailed hawk, redheaded woodpeckers, mink, raccoon, coyote, dear, and beaver to name a few!
An exciting aspect of living in Hanover Park is the beautiful natural surroundings of the community. Recreational and open space abound. The outdoors can best be enjoyed with family, friends, and neighbors at one of Hanover Park’s many parks!
Complete Community Directory for Hanover Park
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