- Our Community
Hanover Park's roots as a settlement reach back into the 19th century, but our growth into a community of nearly 12,000 families really started in the 1950's. As scores of new homes rose on former farm sites and prairie 30 miles northwest of Chicago, our community was incorporated into a village to provide centralized services needed by a burgeoning population.
Today, Hanover Park boasts the youngest residents of any Chicago northwest suburb, with a median resident age of 29.7. The spirit and energy of youth is visible throughout the community. Hanover Park is a family community with plenty of neighborhood sports teams and activities available for young families. Hanover Park neighborhoods are filled with children.
Hanover Park is conveniently located 17 miles from O’Hare International Airport and is 45 minutes from downtown Chicago via the Metra West Line. Hundreds of commuters board Metra commuter trains each weekday at the bustling Hanover Park commuter station, which has seen the fastest growth of any West Line station.
Golf courses, country clubs, recreational complexes, theaters, and semiprofessional sports abound in neighboring communities. Entertainment opportunities in the Chicago metro area include professional sports, museums, opera, art exhibits, symphony, and theatre.
The Village of Hanover Park is committed to serving residents and creating a safe, attractive, well-developed, and financially-stable community.