The Village of Crestwood is located in Cook County, Illinois, 17 miles south of Chicago’s Loop. The village was incorporated in 1928 with a population of 400 people. Crestwood experienced significant residential growth in the 1960s and 1970s. Its population grew from 1,213 in 1960 to 10,852 in 1980, with little change in the two decades after that. As of the 2000 census, the population is 11,251 people.
The village is a total of 3.1 square miles, bounded on the north by the Calumet-Saganski Channel, Pulaski Avenue to the east, Central Avenue to the west and 143rd Street to the south.
If you are a new or longtime resident or business owner, you already know that our convenient location and thoughtful planning continue to attract prime business, hospitality, and industrial development, providing an unrivaled quality of life. Our strong local economy—a diverse mix of retail, office, industrial and entertainment businesses—has benefited both our residents and companies who have chosen to make Crestwood their home. The entertainment opportunities in our area are endless. From sports activities, amusement aspects and a wide variety of dining, we have it all and everything in between. There is something for everyone. Our very own Minor League, semi pro baseball team is Fun, Affordable and Electric, a great choice for a family fun night. We have Hollywood Park for the kids to an off track betting parlor for our adults gives plenty of excitement to be had. We host a variety of different stores from clothes, videos, hardware and appliances to a pet store that allows your pet to shop with you! We are certain that you will enjoy our Village.
The Biela Center is a wonderful senior citizen building that is open to all seniors to enjoy. Our Recreation Wellness Center offers many recreation programs and a great exercise room with the latest equipment. Our Library is enjoyed by many of our residents. All are welcome to use, whether you go in to read the morning newspaper or read a book, maybe rent a movie or take home a book for home use. We have many parents that volunteer their time and talents to make our youth sports programs some of the best around! We are truly thankful for those volunteers that make these programs possible.
Our continued progress has been made possible through the vision of leaders from throughout the community in partnership and with the support of our dedicated residents. Because of this crucial cooperation, our schools, recreational facilities, neighborhoods and business community are second to none. . Wise fiscal management, excellent public services and responsive local government are what we strive for in our community.
Our village is definitely a “Village On The Move”. We will continue to encourage opportunities through planning, commitment and community involvement by showcasing the charms of a community that embraces new ideas while treasuring it’s old. Thank you for helping us to continue enhancing Crestwood’s reputation as an outstanding village in which to live, work and play.