Maple Park Illinois Real Estate

Maple Park Illinois Real Estate

 

Established in 1854 and originally known as Lodi, the village was officially incorporated and became Maple Park in 1865.  Its name originated from a grove of maple trees nearby that still stand today.  With a population of about 1,300 people, the village is the perfect place to call home with a small town feel but only 50 miles from Chicago. 

 

Maple Park, Parks and Recreation

Maple Park is home to Kuiper's Family Farm, a 230 – acre family owned farm that has been the most popular attraction in town for the past 20 years.  The farm offers seasonal events and attractions such as apple orchards, pumpkin farms, hayrides, Christmas tree farms and a gorgeous wedding event space.  While visiting, families can also enjoy the playground, interacting with the farm animals, and visit the on-site shop.   

 Acquaviva Winery is a family owned winery located in town that boasts 40 acres of vineyards, a tasting bar, event space, restaurant and marketplace.  Residents can take tours and participate in tastings at the winery, year-round, while also enjoying its renowned architecture and art. 

 

School/Health/Transportation of Maple Park Illinois

The children in Maple Park attend school in the Kaneland Community Unit School District #302, which consists of four elementary, one middle and one high school.  Kaneland High School is located in Maple Park.  There are about 4,500 total students in the district from grades K – 12.  District 302 prides itself in making a priority to not just have their students graduate but to help them to prepare for further education and careers alike.

The two closest hospitals to town are Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and Kindred Hospital Sycamore.  Each hospital offers top-of-the-line services and emergency centers.  Being only about 50 miles from Chicago, residents can choose to get downtown both by driving or taking the Metra from next-door Elburn.  O'Hare International Airport and Midway International are both options that are about an hour away or less and can take travelers to just about anywhere in the world.

 

Maple Park Illinois Shopping/Dining Options

Rising development in Maple Park has shown brightly through its options in dining out.  There are many options in town that keep residents busy.  Named after the town’s original name,  Lodi's Tap House was voted to have the best burger in Chicago in 2018 and Acquaviva Winery offers traditional Italian cuisine with wine pairings that are made on-site.  Finally, it’s no wonder why Sorrento's has been arguably one of the most popular restaurants in town for the last 30 years with their traditional Italian cuisine and ambiance.     

There are wonderful shopping opportunities all around Maple Park.  Small shops in Elburn specialize in antiques and a variety of vintage and specialty gifts such as Frivolous Treasures and Dry Wit.  There is also an unlimited amount of shopping nearby in Geneva.  Between its Downtown Historic Shopping District and the outdoor mall, Geneva Commons, there is something for everyone from vintage and unique finds to national retailers and fashion brands.   

 

Living

The population of Maple Park is currently 1,338 and has increased by 73.2% since 2000.  The average age of resident is 32.3, which is lower than the national average of 37.4.  Median home values are $228,100, which has increased by 5.2% in the last ten years.  Between an active community of younger than average residents and a growing economy, Maple Park is the perfect place for families to call home.