LemontLocated 27 miles west of Chicago, Lemont, Illinois, is a vibrant suburban city with a population of 17,529. Lemont has a rich history and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was founded in 1836 during the construction of the I&M Canal – a canal linking the Illinois River and Lake Michigan to make a direct waterway to the Mississippi River. Lemont is known for its charming downtown, beautiful parks, and quality schools. You’re also able to find great eats, drinks, as well as plenty of adventure throughout the area. The city is surrounded by the beautiful forests and prairies of the Palos Forest Preserve, which offers miles of hiking trails, scenic picnic areas, and stunning views of the Chicago skyline. The I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor offers outdoor recreation such as fishing, boating, and camping. And, don’t forget about The Forge – one of the USA Today’s “10 Best Aerial Adventure Parks in the USA” located in Lemont, Illinois. The city has been named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance, and one of the “100 Best Places to Live” by Livability.com. Families are also drawn to Lemont because of its highly regarded schools.
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