Maywood, IL
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A total of 17 homes and municipal buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. The homes in Maywood represent the best of the architecture that was built in the area during certain time periods or have significant historical importance. Their architectural styles range from the American Four Square to a classic farmhouse and even a home designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright with landscaping done by Jens Jensen.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Maywood, IL, is slightly less than the U.S. average. Housing makes up the largest portion of monthly costs. Maywood is located in Cook County which has higher sales taxes than surrounding counties. Property taxes in Maywood are considerably lower due to the lower housing values and balances out the high sales taxes. The town is a mature community which translates to a lot of homes built between the initial founding in 1870 and up until the Great Depression in 1929. Infill homes and multi-families were constructed in the years after World War II, but a majority of the housing stock is made up of the classic brick bungalow.


There are a lot of transportation options found in Maywood that range from trails to rails. The Metra station on Main Street runs on the Union Pacific/West line. It travels east to the Chicago in about 30 minutes and goes west to Elburn. Pace bus transit operates multiple routes that transport passengers to major destinations in the area. One route goes to the CTA Blue Line Forest Park Transit Center and the CTA Blue Line Rosemont Station while another route covers the schools, hospitals, and to destinations in nearby communities.


Elementary and middle school aged students attend schools in the Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89. As the district name suggests, the district covers three communities with which to draw from for the student body. There are a total of ten elementary schools in the district and a majority of students come from a diverse socio-economic background. High school students attend one of the three high schools in District 209 which consists of Proviso East, Proviso West, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.


Maywood has very little in the way of attractions due to its design to be a suburban enclave of homes that's supported by shopping in nearby communities. It's home to the Illinois Prairie Path, one of the original rails-to-trails conversion done in 1963. The Brookfield Zoo is less than 20 minutes away in Brookfield and a great place for families to visit. The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio is in Oak Park which the next town over and there's an architecture tour of his homes in the suburb. Forest Park next door has a large commercial district that is the location of multiple retailers. Maywood offers an advantageous location near Chicago, has excellent public transportation, and an incredible selection of homes that's sure to satisfy the desire of any lover of vintage architecture.


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