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Del's moving and Storage has been moving the fine folks from Western Springs, Illinois since 1985. We're not one of these fly-by-night savvy marketing companies that outsources our move jobs to whoever will take them. We're a family owned and operated business and all our movers are in house, and not outsourced in anyway. We're proud to have served Western Springs, Illinois moving customers successfully for over 30 years. Western springs, IL is a great community & we thank our customers for the love & support. For professional Western Springs, IL movers, give us a call now.
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Moving can be very stressful, but with a smart moving strategy to Western Springs, Illinois. Del's Moving and Storage makes it simple and easy. All our Western Springs, IL moving professionals are honest hard working people you would want to invite into your home. We do not contract work to anyone that will take a job. So many companines outsource their work & focusing on marketing. Not Del's Moving and Storage in Western Springs, IL. All our Western Springs, Illinois movers are a professional trained group of people who are responsible for loading, delivering, and offloading pieces of furniture and other household goods. As they handle furniture moving from one place to another, Western Springs, IL professional movers are physically fit and healthy with a strong stamina to get things done properly. Unlike most Western Springs, IL families, the Pros are out in the field doing this line of work daily, sometimes even twice a day. Del's moving & storage professionals in Western Springs, IL are well equipped with moving tools and have the years of experience to ensure your household furniture is in good hands. Give one of our moving Specialists a call in Western Springs, IL to receive a free moving or storage quote for your Western Springs, IL home today!
Moving to Western Springs, Illinois? Western Springs was named one of 2018's best cities in IL to live in!
Western Springs, an affluent suburb located along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (now the Burlington Northern Santa Fe) between Chicago and Aurora, encompasses roughly the area between Willow Springs Road (Gilbert Avenue), Ogden Avenue, Interstate 294, and West Plainfield Road. Named for local mineral springs on the southwest side of town, Western Springs originally consisted of flat prairie land with a swamp on its western border.
Around the turn of the 18th century, nomadic Potawatomi Native Americans settled in the Western Springs area. It is unclear whether they built a village, but evidence of temporary campsites has been found near Flagg Creek in Forest Hills. The natives were gone by the end of 1835, but Potawatomi artifacts may still be found buried in the Springdale neighborhood. The last Cook County campground of the Potawatomi was within what is now the Timber Trails subdivision.
The first known settler in the area near Western Springs was Elijah Wentworth. By 1834, after the Black Hawk War, farmer Joseph Vial had moved from New York and built a cabin along what is now Plainfield Road, an ex-Native American trail in the south of Western Springs. This cabin served as a stagecoach station, hotel, general store, and post office for the entire area.
The CB&Q Railroad built a line through Western Springs in 1863, filling in much of the west-side swamp in the process. In 1870 the Western Springs Land Association, consisting of promoter Thomas Clarkson Hill, William Page, and two sons of Phillip F. W. Peck, bought the three tracts that make up the area for $105,000.
A large number of early residents were Quakers, and deeds often prohibited the sale of alcohol. In 1872 Hill moved to the area from Chicago, and the community began organizing to attract more commuters. Residents built a wooden schoolhouse (1872) and a post office (1873). Over time, with an increased commuter settlement, Western Springs came to look less and less Quaker.
In 1885 the Grand Avenue School replaced the wooden schoolhouse, and the office of village marshal was created as a combination policeman, dogcatcher, and groundskeeper. In 1886 the Friend's Church (razed in 1958) was built on the corner of Walnut and Woodland. That same year Western Springs incorporated as a village by a public vote of 34 to 25. The voting townspeople elected a prominent Quaker developer, T. C. Hill, as the town's first president.
After the spring dried up in 1890, the village hired engineers Edgar and Benezette Williams to build the village waterworks system, including the famous water tower. Constructed using Naperville stone, the tower stood 112 feet (34 m) high. Replaced in 1962, it became a museum in 1970 and entered the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
Western Springs added many improvements over the years, including a fire department (1894), electric plant (1898), telephones (1899), a park district (1923), and a library (1926). The village expanded south of 47th Street, annexing the subdivisions of Forest Hills (1927), Springdale (1955), and Ridgewood (1973). On March 21, 2005, the Village of Western Springs annexed the former Timber Trails golf course which is now being developed into a new community of single-family homes and townhomes. The property added 105.9 acres (0.429 km2) to the village.
Until recently, the village has not permitted the sale of alcoholic beverages. Currently, a number of establishments sell alcohol, including Paul Virant's Vie, Solstice Restaurant, and Hillgrove Tap both of which reside on the corner of Wolf Road and Hillgrove Avenue.
There were 4,318 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the village, the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $98,876, and the median income for a family was $108,870. In 2009, this went up to $139,758. Males had a median income of $82,580 versus $41,214 for females. The per capita income for the village was $43,699. 0.9% of the population and 0.7% of families were below the poverty line. 1.0% of those under the age of 18 and 1.5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
A suburb of Chicago and ranked among America’s safest cities, Western Springs features a median household income that tops $97,000 and median home value is around $381,900. The local economy is strong in sectors like advanced manufacturing, education, healthcare and technology Western Springs has a great educational system, metra trains stops Chicago to Aurora, IL & stretches along Interstate i55 & i290, making it an ideal location to live. If you're ever in search of movers in Western Springs, Illinois, look no further than Del's Moving & Storage for an expert Western Springs moving company. Del's provides free wardrobe boxes, tape, & shrink wrap with all our Western Springs, IL moves. Call us today for a free quote (708) 632-1376
What to expect during a Western Springs, IL move with Del's Moving & Storage
Del's will arrive at your place, protect your home, pick up your boxes and furniture, and drive it to your new residence. Our drivers have thorough knowledge of the area’s geography, so we know the best routes to take to get your cargo to its new destination quickly and safely.Once we arrive, the assistance doesn’t end there. We’ll help transport all of your items into the building. If some possessions can’t quite fit in your new spot yet, we also offer short- and long-term storage, & hoisting options to alleviate your problems. Again, If you're ever in search of movers in look no further than Del's Moving & Storage for an expert Western Springs, IL moving company. Del's provides free wardrobe boxes, tape, & shrink wrap with all our Western Springs, Illinois moves. Call us today for a free quote (708) 632-1376