Welcome to Hanover Park
Hanover Park is a healthy community that is vibrant with life, culturally diverse, and perfectly exemplifies its slogan “unity through diversity.” This happy little town is situation in the beauty of many parks, wetland trails, and forest preserves. With a lower cost of living than surrounding areas, Hanover Park is great for first-time homeowners , and young and blossoming families.
Fast Facts About The City
Total population 38,278 people as per US census of 2000
Incorporated: 1958 as village
Location from Chicago: 27 miles Northwest
Average Home Value: $218,142 (it was $139,900 in 2000)
Median household income: $61,358
Median Family Income: $63,990
Crime statistics: Elmwood Park crime Index in 2010 was 125.6 , substantially lower than the national average of 319.1 (a higher figure meaning more crime).
History of Hanover Park
Hanover Park began as a subdivision known as Ontarioville. Edwin Bartlett built a village from 1874 to the 1880s between the Chicago and Pacific railroads and Ontarioville Road. The village grew and thrived through the rail line, which connected as far as Omaha and Sioux City.
The community went stagnant for the duration of the Great Depression, not surprisingly. In 1947 developers left town with down-payment money, which further delayed various projects. By 1955, the Ontarioville stop was taken off the schedules because no one was using it. To avoid annexation, the Cook County portion of Ontarioville became incorporated as Hanover Park in 1958. Since then, many businesses and new residents have arrived. From 1970 to 1990, in fact, the population tripled.
The average value of single-family homes is $249,299. The median pricing for all housing is $244,027, $272,406 while for detached houses is $175,613 , and for townhouses and attached units, $236,196 for 2-unit structures, $332,661 for 3-4 unit structures, $317,884 for 5 or more, $112,500 for mobile homes. The median rent meanwhile stands at $750/month.
Popular single family home features include comfortable bathrooms, spacious floor plans, and large private yards. A number of beautiful two-story homes are available for less than $300,000!
The Hanover Park Metra, located at 1975 West Lake Street (630) 736-2072, is a quick and convenient way to get around and commute to Chicago. The train transports passengers directly to downtown Union Station in about 60-75 minutes. Metra station parking accommodates as many as 1209 commuters daily.
Best Places To Eat
Even if you aren’t a fan of halal food, the Faizaan Gourmet Grill (7219 Orchard Lane, 630-483-9600) offers a variety of options you will enjoy. Customers love Faizaan for its unique burgers, juicy Italian Beef sandwiches, and quality fresh ingredients.
La TaqueriaOne (1818 Army Trail Road, 630-233-0200) is a family-owned business with a big heart and equally big portions. With low prices, friendly service, and amazing steak tacos, no other taqueria can compete.
Nightlife In The City
Bungalow Joe’s (7406 Jensen Boulevard (630) 830-8899) is a friendly local dive bar with bargain drafts and a various weekly specials. Pool tables in the back provide fun and games for billiard enthusiasts. In addition to friendly servers and a great atmosphere, Joe’s offers hot wings that are the envy of the area.
Time Out West (1130 East Lake Street (630) 213-1006) is a fabulous spot for late night fun, drinks, and low-priced meals. The bar features tasty and zesty bargain $.40 cent chicken wings and $.99 cent tacos. Wings are always light and crispy with decadent bleu cheese sauce. The bar is also known for delicious sandwiches and juicy burgers.
Fun, Entertainment and Recreation
Medieval Times (2001 North Roselle Road, Schaumburg 888-935-6878) is a unique and exciting dinner entertainment experience. Travelling back in time, visitors get to enjoy jousting tournaments between authentically costumed knights. With a medieval feast of soup, garlic bread, chicken, spare rib, and sweet pastry you’ll feel like a historic king. Great fun for the whole family, many promotions offer free admission for children with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Sears Centre Arena, (5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates 847-649-2222) is a massive arena that hosts many different events, including sporting events, concerts, lectures, and even an outdoor antiques and farmers market.
Hanover Park is also home to two beautifully maintained forest preserves, Mallard Lake and Hawk Hollow.
Mallard Lake contains a vast landscape filled with open waters, lush grassy fields, and wetlands. Hiking paths wind through calming green woods and to look out areas, perfect for viewing the lake’s many beavers, blue herons, and grassland bird species. A number of canoeing and kayaking programs are available along with lessons at Mallard Lake through the Forest Preserve District.
Hawk Hollow showcases one of the largest unbroken grassland habitats in the nation. The extensive three-mile trail runs through over a thousand acres of rolling hills, meadows, and fern-dotted woods.
Other Information About Hanover Park
There are 9 elementary schools within the city:
One middle school