Just over 30 miles south of Chicago, lies the quiet community of around 20,000 known as Matteson, Illinois. The village is made up of a variety of neighborhoods, some built in the later 1800s and others full of brick ramblers on larger lots with mature trees. Several original residences have undergone renovations, retaining their unique charm and offering a view back in time. Those interested in a newer home will want to check out the desirable Butterfield Place neighborhood, where homes offer modern floorplans and features.
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There are parks scattered throughout the town, and many charming neighborhoods have a park within walking distance. The popular Allemong Park and Woodgate Park offer facilities for sporting events and family picnics as well as large grassy areas to enjoy. The centrally-located Notre Dame Park has been popular for generations and boasts a playground, pavilion and even an ice-skating rink. The Matteson Community Center is a tri-leveled facility with modern equipment, classes and recreational programs for all ages. The center also hosts a myriad of community events and offers on-site child care.
Matteson is diverse, yet preserves a sense of community through events and cultural celebrations hosted throughout the year. The annual Taste of Matteson & Unity Day held each fall celebrates the wide variety of cultures and backgrounds of the citizens, and is not to be missed for the food as well as the entertainment. A variety of shops and large-name retail establishments can be found within the city, and residents enjoy quick and easy access to hundreds of stores and restaurants. For those seeking big-city shopping, dining and events, Chicago is a quick one-hour drive or train ride away and offers limitless experiences and opportunities to shop, eat and recreate. With affordable housing, peaceful neighborhoods and many amenities in town, Matteson has much to offer families and individuals looking for a great suburban community to call home.