Ranked fifth by the Chicago Tribune in 2018 in the list of 25 Chicago neighborhoods that have it all, Elmwood Park residents enjoy affordable homes, highly regarded schools and easy commutes to Chicago, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and other points of interest. Located approximately 12 miles northwest of Chicago, Elmwood Park was named for its abundant elm trees and attractive riparian prairie environment.
The village is bounded on the west by Jaret Huppert Woods and Thatcher Woods, a large forest preserve along the Des Plaines River that features hike and bike trails, pavilions and picnic areas and scenic paths winding through bottomland forests. Oak Park and River Forest communities lie to the south. Elmwood Park is known for its Italian restaurants, a heritage from its large Italian-American population.
Elmwood Park History
Elmwood Park was incorporated in 1914 by residents who wanted to keep it from being annexed by Chicago. Its irregular shape is due to the annexation of a northeast section to the Windy City. During the early 20th century, it was a popular vacation and picnic spot for Chicagoans wanting to escape the heat and congestion of the city. Today, local parks are favorite recreation spots for residents of all ages.
The village is characterized by single-and multi-family homes built during the first quarter of the 20th century. After World War II, the population grew. Attractive brick apartment buildings, estates, established neighborhoods and a vibrant commercial area define the village’s character. Today, the population is approximately 25,000.
Modern Electrical Solutions for Elmwood Park Properties
STS Electric Contractor has served Elmwood Park and other Chicagoland communities since 1980. We are proud to provide innovative solutions for the electrical needs of Elmwood Park homes, commercial entities, government buildings and healthcare facilities. As the village has grown, so have its electrical needs. We understand the challenges of updating electrical systems, bringing older buildings up to code and providing solutions that allow safe and convenient operation of modern equipment.
Our certified electricians perform a range of expert tasks, from updating old wiring to undertaking new installations. We handle everything from commercial data networking to residential lighting, emphasizing safety and cost-effective solutions. Our 24-hour emergency services ensure that Elmwood Park’s most pressing electrical needs are always met.