The homes of Lemont reflect the village’s rich history. The hilly downtown area streets are lined with charming historic homes, many built in the late 1800s. Chicago architecture fans will find classic bungalows, towering Victorians and traditional four-squares among the homes in this area.
As the village’s population grew, newer and larger homes were built further out from the village center. Each subdivision has its own personality, and neighbors often come together in the many neighborhood parks.
Lemont grabbed national attention in 2011 as the television series “Built to Last–The Green Home” began documenting the construction process of a high-performance, single family property. The Briarcliffe subdivision in Lemont was selected for the feature because of the neighborhood aesthetics and ease of access to tollways and public transportation.
Once home base for canal workers and quarrymen, today Lemont welcomes families across a diverse range of backgrounds and income levels. Over 16,000 people call Lemont home. The safe, close-knit community and great schools attract families. Professionals are drawn to the convenience of nearby highways and train service for a stress-free commute. And all appreciate living in a beautiful setting while staying near big city amenities.
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Lemont’s commitment to education begins in the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A elementary schools where an active community of parents, teachers and administrators work together to provide an enriching and nurturing environment for young students grades K-8.
The award-winning Lemont High School continues the tradition, preparing students for college or career. Named to the Chicago Tribune Top 50 High Schools in Chicagoland, and ranked in the top 20 best public high schools in Cook County by Chicago Magazine, LHS is home to state qualifiers in numerous sports and activities.
Lemont is also home to a variety of excellent private schools providing instruction in grades pre-K-8, as well as a private, all-female high school.
Many more educational opportunities lie right at our doorstep. Click here for a directory of private schools, junior colleges and four-year colleges in the Lemont area.
From Chicago:Take Interstate 55 South to the Lemont Road exit. Exit south and drive three-and-one-half miles to Lemont. After crossing the Lemont Road bridge, turn left onto Illinois Street.
From the north or south suburbs:Take Interstate 355 to the 127th Street exit. Take 127th Street east to State Street and turn left. Follow State Street for just over a mile, then turn right onto Illinois Street.
Metra’s Heritage Corridor line provides weekday train service between Chicago and downtown Lemont. The Lemont Train Station is located at 101 Main Street, just west of downtown Lemont. Visit Metra for current schedules.
Lemont is only 29 miles from O’Hare International Airport. To get to Lemont from O’Hare, follow Interstate 290 East and merge onto Interstate 294 South. From Interstate 294, merge onto Interstate 55 South, then take the Lemont Road exit. Downtown Lemont is three-and-one-half miles south of Interstate 55. As you cross the Lemont Road bridge heading south into Lemont, you will see downtown on your left; turn left onto Illinois Street.
Midway Airport is an easy 22-mile drive from Lemont. From Midway, head north to Interstate 55. Take Interstate 55 South to the Lemont Road exit. Follow Lemont Road south three-and-one-half miles to Lemont. After crossing the Lemont Road bridge, turn left onto Illinois Street.
Our spirited community offers a wide range of resources for residents. The Lemont Public Library contains a collection of over 100,000 items, and offers access to a larger collection through its membership in the Pinnacle Library Cooperative and a growing digital collection. The library provides a comprehensive reading program for children and teens, and encourages lifelong learning through diverse programs for adults.
The Lemont Township Community Center, located at 16300 Alba Street, provides a home for senior meals and activities. It is also used by many community organizations for their various events. The community center is located adjacent to the Heritage Woodland Sanctuary—59 acres of wildflowers and wildlife to explore. The property is also home to Central Bark, a park designed especially for Lemont’s canine residents.
Click here for a directory of community organizations including service clubs, sports teams and special interest groups.
The “Village of Faith” is home to over a dozen diverse places of worship. Many of those churches make up the beautiful skyline of steeples that welcome visitors across the Lemont Road bridge. For a complete directory of churches, click here