Welcome to FlossmoorA private, peaceful community
Flossmoor is an ultra-private community in Cook County, Illinois. Located just 40 minutes outside of Chicago, it’s an elite suburb far from the city’s noise. Its proximity to several country clubs adds to its prestige. Flossmoor is all about elegant living.
Flossmoor’s reputation as an affluent community began in the 1920s when it was a mecca for country clubs and impressive golf courses. Even its name stays true to this reputation-“floss” and “moor” mean “dew on the heather” and “gentle rolling countryside” in Scottish, respectively. Flossmoor is an aristocrat’s dream.
The median home price in Flossmoor is about $400K. Because of its more rural location, money goes a long way in this housing market. Many homes are large and relatively modern. There are also many traditional brick colonials in this area.
What to Love
- Excellent schools
- Country clubs/golf courses
People & Lifestyle
Flossmoor is luxe. It’s all about privacy and beautiful surroundings with easy access to Chicago and the University of Chicago. Residents of Flossmoor care about protecting their community and making sure it remains a warm, inviting place to live. The overall vibe here is comfort. Comfort knowing your community is behind you. Take comfort knowing you live in a beautiful area, tucked away from the hustle and bustle.
Flossmoor is ideal for families. The schools here are excellent and contribute to a considerable part of this community’s reputation. The homes are primarily single-family and offer a lot of room for growing families. The country clubs provide ample opportunities for families to meet other members and assimilate into the community.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Flossmoor’s downtown is relatively lively for a small community. Residents have a range of dining options, especially when it comes to upscale dining and shopping.
Flossmoor has two primary shopping areas: downtown and the Flossmoor Commons. Downtown Flossmoor is a quaint, historic area where retailers and restaurants are housed in Tudor-style buildings. Walk from one to the next as you appreciate the eclectic mix of options. Flossmoor Commons also offers an array of popular retailers. Who maintains all of these businesses? The Flossmoor Business Association-a group that prides itself on promoting and protecting the integrity of Flossmoor’s businesses.
There used to be a railway that ran through this charming village. Today, the Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery sits in its place, offering house-brewed craft beer and pub food. Another cozy spot is the Bistro on Sterling, which is famous for its Saturday brunch fare.
Things to Do
Flossmoor is all about community, and residents have no shortage of fun options for the entire family. Music is especially important here, and much of what makes Flossmoor unique is music-related.
Every year since 1999, Flossmoor has hosted Flossmoor Fest. A variety of bands come to play throughout the weekend. Attendees can take dance lessons, watch a fashion show, or even do arts and crafts. The Center for Performing Arts is another local staple. Take in one of the many exciting, diverse shows put on at this venue. The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra is also in Flossmoor. Here you can take in beautiful classical music shows or even take lessons on your own.
Flossmoor is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Parker Junior High
- Homewood Flossmoor HighSchool
- Western Avenue Elementary
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