Overlooking the Des Plaines River, Lemont is a charming and vibrant.

Welcome to Lemont

Lemont is a small, picturesque town located approximately 25 miles southwest of Chicago. Nestled along the banks of the Des Plaines River, this charming community is known for its historic downtown and its natural beauty.
One of the highlights of Lemont is the scenic and historic downtown district. Visitors and residents can stroll down the quaint streets and admire the well-preserved 19th-century architecture. The district features a variety of boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as a farmer's market in the summer months.
Award-winning schools and a historic downtown dotted with shops and restaurants make this a wonderful place to call home. 
Lemont has much to offer for outdoor lovers. Country clubs and golf courses The Forest Preserves operate Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve and the local Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, welcoming visitors to the wildly fascinating Sagawau Canyon and its unusual plant species.
Lemont also boasts an impressive park system with over 20 parks, each offering a unique experience. Heritage Quarries Recreation Area is a former quarry turned natural oasis, complete with hiking trails, fishing, and picnic areas. The Centennial Park Aquatic Center features two outdoor pools, a lazy river, water slides, and a kiddie pool. For golf enthusiasts, the world-class Cog Hill Golf & Country Club offers four championship courses.
Festivals and seasonal events, like Heritage Fest and Lemonster Days, build a sense of community. 
The town also hosts several annual events throughout the year, including Heritage Fest, Leominster Days, the Keepataw Days Festival, featuring a parade, live music, and carnival rides.

Lemont Real Estate

Lemont's real estate market is diverse, featuring everything from historic homes and new construction to townhomes and condominiums. The town's historic district offers a selection of well-preserved Victorian homes and charming cottages. For those seeking newer construction, there are a variety of subdivisions throughout town with custom-built homes.
Lemont is also home to several luxury communities, including Equestrian Estates and Ruffled Feathers Golf Club. These gated communities offer spacious homes on large lots and access to world-class amenities.
Lemont has a station on Metra's Heritage Corridor, which provides weekday rail service between Joliet and Chicago Union Station.

What to Do in Lemont

  • Visit The Forge - Get your year-round adrenaline fix at Lemont’s newest adventure park, The Forge: Lemont Quarries. Stretching across 300-acres of historically significant land, The Forge features the largest aerial challenge course, tallest climbing towers, and longest ziplines in the tri-state area. Whether you’re interested in mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboat excursions, this park has you covered.
  • Take a hike - Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve is a 2,500-acre natural area with over 11 miles of trails, scenic overlooks, and a 100-foot waterfall. Alternatively, the Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail offers 61 miles of biking and hiking trails along the historic canal, and the Keepataw Preserve offers a chance to explore forests, prairies, and wetlands.
  • Visit the Lemont Area Historical Society - Discover the rich history of Lemont at the Lemont Area Historical Society, housed in a former church. The museum features exhibits on local industries, historic buildings, and notable residents.
  • Grab dinner and a drink - Stop by Barrel & Vine for simple, fresh eats paired with an impressive selection of wine, and stop for a craft brew or nightcap at Pollyanna Brewing & Distilling before heading home.
  • Go golfing - Play a round of golf at the prestigious Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, which has hosted several professional tournaments over the years. The club features four championship courses, a driving range, and a pro shop.
  • Attend a festival - Don't miss the annual Keepataw Days Festival, a weekend-long celebration featuring live music, carnival rides, and a parade. Or, check out the Lemont Farmers Market, held weekly from June to October, for locally grown produce and artisanal goods.

Overview for LEMONT, IL

17,535 people live in LEMONT, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $48,479. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for LEMONT, IL

LEMONT has 6,119 households, with an average household size of 2.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in LEMONT do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,535 people call LEMONT home. The population density is 2,096.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in LEMONT, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby LEMONT. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Ss Cyril & Methodius School
PreK - 8th
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Old Quarry Middle School
6th - 8th
Oakwood School
PreK - 6th
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River Valley School
3rd - 8th
Lemont Township High School
7th - 12th
Kindercare Learning Center
PreK - K
No rating available
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