Des Plaines Real Estate Agent and Homes For Sale
City of Des Plaines is located North of O’Hare International Airport, and just a few miles from Chicago city limits. The city was founder in 1835 and quickly grew to what is now a conveniently located, lovely middle class neighborhood, offering reasonably priced housing, good schools and reasonable tax base.
Although is has been mainly known as the birthplace of McDonald’s first restaurant, Des Plaines offers its residents many things to do. Recreation areas including 37 parks, 73-acre Lake Park with Lake Opeka, golf course and picnic area. One of the favorite spot is Mystic Waters Aquatic Center, a great summer hangout. The city is also a home of world’s largest non-residential YMCA.
Des Plaines has gone through revitalization of the downtown area in 2000. Located just a few steps from the Metra station, Metropolitan Square, has become a favorite location for new shops, restaurant and many modern condominium buildings. The area also features a state-of-the-art library.
Because of its easy access to major expressways, train lines and the airport, Des Plaines has become a home for several Fortune 500 companies. The newest addition to the city is brand new Rivers Casino, which surely will become a travel destination by itself in the days to come.