Morton Grove was incorporated in December 1895 and is located 10 miles northwest of Chicago. The railroad built tracks in the 1870's and the city began to grow. There are miles and miles of Cook County Forest Preserve, approximately 1/3 of the town, offering bicycle and running trails, a golf course, and horse stables. There are two outdoor pools, a museum, four field houses, and 14 parks totaling over 70 acres. The town supports a strong commercial and industrial base. It is mainly a community of single-family homes very convenient to downtown Chicago. Easy access to Chicago is provided by I-94 by car or the Orange line Metra stop. Morton Grove enjoys award winning schools, great village services, including snow plowing of all village streets, and some of the lowest real estate taxes on the North Shore. Its 23,000 population lends a small town atmosphere: clean, quiet and little crime.
The Morton Grove Historical Museum was built in 1888 by Nicholas Haupt as a home for his wife and eight children. Mrs. Haupt died before the home was completed leaving her husband and eight children to occupy the home. Mr. Haupt died two years later. The eight children remained in the house until the youngest child became of age. The third daughter, Elizabeth, married Mathias Yehl in 1901 and they raised their six children in the home. Their daughter, Dorothy Yehl, remained in the house until 1984. To avoid demolition the Morton Grove Historical Society and the Morton Grove Park District raised the home from its original location on Lincoln Avenue and moved it to Harrer Park where it serves as a museum preserving Morton Grove's history.
Avg. 2017 Detached Single Family Sales Price: $341,178
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