Overview of Woodstock
Located 51 miles north of the Chicago Loop, Woodstock is a city that’s easy to fall in love with. With true Midwestern charm and family values, Woodstock is an inviting community in a beautiful setting. With a small population of less than 25,000 residents, families can feel safe in a city that is described as being true to its past and confident of its future. Look for Woodstock apartments for rent, and find a close-knit community in northern Illinois.
Living in Woodstock, IL
Woodstock was founded in 1852 and was home to many dairy farmers who easily shipped their products to Chicago on the Chicago and North Western Railroad. The local economy flourished after World War II, and many new residents relocated to Woodstock to escape the congestion of downtown Chicago. The town square was revitalized in the early 1990s to film the movie Groundhog Day, and today, Woodstock enjoys its reputation as a quiet, comfortable Midwestern town.
From the farm-cushioned outskirts to the historic downtown area, residents live in Woodstock apartments to experience the town’s Victorian charm, scenic countryside and close proximity to the excitement in Chicago. The city leads many green living initiatives, including the Farm to School Network, Woodstock Farmers Market and a number of buildings that meet U.S. Green Building Council regulations.
Woodstock Attractions and Special Events
Woodstock is home to the All Seasons Apple Orchard, with 12 varieties of apples on more than 11,000 U-Pick apple trees. The orchard embodies the best aspects of fall year round with a corn maze, pumpkin patch and seasonal goodies like apple cider, donuts, raw honey and caramel apples. The city hosts the annual Woodstock Folk Festival and Woodstock Mozart Festival that fill the streets with live music, dancing and culture.
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