Homer Glen, incorporated in 2001, is a village located approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago in Will County, IL, one of the country's fastest growing counties. The village is one of Will County's largest municipalities. The village, conveniently located just minutes to I-55, I-355 and the Metra rail, prides itself on maintaining harmony with community and nature, with a commitment to the environment.
In 2014, The International Dark Sky Association (IDA) designated the The Village of Homer Glen as an International Dark Sky Community (IDSC). Including Homer Glen, this highly distinguished honor has only been bestowed on four communities worldwide, to date. Homer Glen is the third such community to attain this award in the United States and the first community to do so east of the Mississippi River. The Village of Homer Glen received this award because of its “exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky through the implementation and enforcement of quality lighting codes, dark sky education and citizen support of dark skies.
Homer Glen's residential development consist mainly of single-family homes, many communities offering beautiful, wooded or large lots. Spacious rural estates and small family farms also exist within the northwestern and southeastern portions of the Village.
Homer Glen’s gently rolling terrain is dotted with prairie grasses, stands of trees and cultivated fields. The Village has 1 18-hole golf course. The Forest Preserve District of Will County has over 1,300 acres of land within the Village, including the Forest Preserve District's only equestrian trail.
The Village of Homer Glen has created a strategically inspired commercial development plan. This plan allows the Village to embrace growth along its high traffic corridors while elsewhere preserving the open space, natural resources and semi-rural character that have made it so attractive.
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