Located just 30 miles Southwest of Chicago in Will County, lies the historic town of Lockport, Illinois. Don’t let the term "historic" fool you, though-Lockport is a burgeoning town, and there are new houses cropping up all over the city to accommodate this growth. New craftsman houses are available to be customized to your personal tastes. The town is also rife with beautiful ranch homes and colonial houses. With such a broad range of styles, you are sure to find what you’re looking for here.
In 1838, the area that is now Lockport was a hub of activity during the time the Illinois and Michigan canal was under construction and in operation. Now, the remnants of its exciting history are available for residents and visitors to enjoy via four different museums. These museums are located downtown and are all within walking distance of one another. From casual pizza parlors to fine Italian restaurants, the downtown area also offers a great variety of dining options. Add in charming boutiques, home décor stores, and artisan craft shops, and it’s easy to make a day out of walking around the area.
Besides its charming downtown area, Lockport offers many functions throughout the year to entertain the populace. One of the town’s biggest events is the annual Old Canal Days, a festival that celebrates family and the town’s heritage. Musical guests, a bustling carnival, and a focus on the town’s interesting history make this event a resident favorite. During the summer, the town hosts the Cruisin’ Into Lockport classic car show, with an emphasis on a different car type each week. There’s food, live entertainment, and activities for the kids. As a community-oriented town steeped in rich history, it’s no wonder Forbes magazine named Lockport as one of the fastest-growing cities in all of America. If you want to take advantage of all the wonderful things this town has to offer, take a look through the houses offered here, and see if any catch your eye.