Village of High Hopes and a Million Dreams
Lynwood is located within Cook County, Illinois, approximately 26 miles south of the City of Chicago, sitting between State Route 394 and the Indiana state line. It is bordered by Lansing to the north, Glenwood to the west, Ford Heights and Sauk Village to the south, and Munster and Dyer, Indiana, to the east.
The Village of Lynwood was first settled by Dutch immigrants in the mid-1800s and incorporated in 1959. Over the years, Lynwood’s development pattern has been shifting from traditionally agricultural land to what many in the Village now refer to as a “bedroom community”. Lynwood’s population remained very modest until development efforts and the supply of Lake Michigan water to the municipality in the 1980s jump-started population growth in the community. Since 2000, the population has risen 22% bringing it just over 9,000 residents. Today, Lynwood is a unique blend of attractive neighborhoods, budding commercial and industrial development, and vast farmland that creates a distinct rural atmosphere. For residents, Lynwood’s country living is a peaceful escape from the busyness of the big City.