Winfield Real Estate
Winfield, IL is a small village in DuPage County, Illinois, with a population of 9,835 as of 2020. It is located about 25 miles west of Chicago and is surrounded by forests, parks, and trails. Winfield is the county seat of DuPage County and is home to Northwestern Medicine - Central DuPage Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the Chicago suburbs. Winfield also has a Metra station that provides regular commuter rail service to Chicago.
Winfield was settled in the 1830s by Erastus and Jude P. Gary, who built a mill on the DuPage River. The village was originally named Gary’s Mill, and later Fredericksburg, after the large German-speaking community that lived there. In 1867, Winfield became the county seat after a close election and a daring raid on the Naperville courthouse to secure the county records. The village was named after General Winfield Scott, a hero of the Mexican-American War and the Civil War.
Winfield has many cultural and recreational attractions for residents and visitors. Some of the highlights include:
The Kline Creek Farm, a living history farm that showcases life in the 1890s. Visitors can see farm animals, crops, buildings, and demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and crafts.
The Winfield Mounds, a prehistoric burial Native American burial site.
The nearby Cantigny Park, a 500-acre estate that was once the home of Robert R. McCormick, the publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The park features gardens, museums, golf courses, picnic grounds, and hiking trails.
The Riverwalk Park Bandshell, a new venue that hosts music nights and other events throughout the summer
Winfield is a charming and vibrant village that offers a mix of history, nature, and culture. It is a great place to live, work, and visit.
Winfield offers easy access to the Illinois Prairie Path and many forest preserve trails.
Winfield Listings Summary
Winfield - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Winfield: $426,200 / County Avg $797,800
Avg Taxes in Winfield: $6,100 / County Avg $9,600
Avg Sq. Ft. in Winfield: 1,716 / County Avg 2,704
Avg Price per/sqft in Winfield:$248 / County Avg $295
Avg Walkscore in Winfield: 46 / County Avg 48
Avg Year Built in Winfield: 1990 / County Avg 1983
Avg Days on Website in Winfield: 90 / County Avg 63