Homewood’s charming downtown offers development sites for transit-oriented development. Located within steps of the Metra/Amtrak station, Homewood's downtown is pedestrian, bike and transit-friendly. Perfect for an eclectic mix of residences with restaurants, boutique stores and cultural and educational experiences.
The newly completed Martin Avenue Square invites the community to gather for farmers markets or one of the over 60 outdoor events held annually. The Homewood Science Center draws visitors from the surrounding areas and Chicago to engage in education and cultural experiences. Homewood is also home to the world’s largest collection of Richard Haas Trompe-l’oeil murals.
Homewood's Central Business District (CBD) is anchored by regionally known restaurants, delightful specialty shops, tree-lined sidewalks, and modern streetscapes, inviting for pedestrians to walk, shop, eat, and converse with neighbors and friends. Downtown is the home of a bustling commuter station; Homewood Station accommodates both Metra and Amtrak train lines. Local businesses include: Starbucks, UpsaDaisy Boutique, LouLou Belle, The Villager Gift Shop, Bookie's, Aurelio's Pizza, Asian Harbor, Redbird Cafe, Twisted Q BBQ, Grape & Grain, La Banque Hotel, La Voute Bistro, Copper Still Martini Bar, Lassen's Tap, Fratello's Cafe & Deli, Zone Comics & Games, Good Speed Cycles, and much more! Coming Soon: TimeQuest Escape Room.
Halsted Street Retail Corridor
The Halsted Street Retail Corridor is easily accessed by both residents and visitors immediately south of I-80/294. The corridor provides shopping on a larger scale with nationally and regionally known retailers including Home Depot, Menards, Old Navy, Kohls, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Five Below, Potbelly, Portillo's, Chili's, Krispy Kreme and Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers and Panera Bread. Coming Soon: Chick-fil-A
Southgate Shopping Area
The Southgate Shopping Area was recently expanded with more than 6,000 sf of additional commercial space. The Southgate shopping area recently received a face-lift and over $300,000 in infrastructure improvements. The Southgate Shopping area is located on Dixie Highway from 186th Place south to Village limits. Local businesses include The Cottage on Dixie, Cilanto Mexican Restaurant, and Cold Stone Creamy.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
The Cherry Creek Shopping Center includes national retailers, locally-renowned retailers, and personal service establishments. Retailers include Walgreen's, Panera Bread, and Ace Hardware. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is located on Governors Highway south of 183rd Street.
Westgate Shopping Area
The Westgate Shopping Area includes service businesses such as dry cleaners, restaurants, drug stores, hair care, and grocery stores. The Westgate shopping area is located on 183rd Street just west of Park Avenue. Retailers include Walt's Food Center, Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins and more.
Prairie Lakes Business Park
Prairie Lakes Business Park is part of a 172-acre natural preserve located in Homewood at 175th Street between Halsted Street and Ashland Avenue. The business park developed with office, warehouse/ distribution, and light industrial buildings with space available for expansion. The lots are nestled among more than 60 acres of storm water lakes, native prairies, and an oak savannah.
Homewood is very pleased with the development of Prairie Lakes Business Park. The buildings are of the highest quality and have added a sophisticated touch to the Village of Homewood. Contact the Community Development Department at (708) 206-3385 regarding any questions.