Palos Heights





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located just outside of Chicago in Cook County with a population of about 13,000 residents. This small community is about an hour south of Chicago nestled along the banks of the Calumet River. It’s home to several distinct neighborhoods each with its own characteristics such as Colonial Heights, Laurel Glen, Navajo Hills, Westgate Valley and Lake Katherine just to name a few.

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Palos Heights is served by for school districts in the area: Apollo Heights school district 128, Palos community consolidated school district 118, community high school district 218, and consolidated high school district 230. There are several elementary schools, middle schools and high schools serving not only Palos Heights but several neighboring communities as well.

One interesting fact about Palos Heights is that it is the birthplace of the contemporary translation of the Bible, the New International Version. It was initiated in 1965.

Very notable people have lived in and around Palos Heights including singer-songwriter Peter Brown, USA Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy and actress Robin Tunney.

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With a very active Parks and Recreation department; they have multiple children programs, youth and adult athletic programs, early childhood programs, preschools, fine arts programs, summer camps and dance. There are multiple parks and recreational facilities throughout Palos Heights such as an open gym, fitness center and Palos pool. The parks and rec department puts on numerous activities and events throughout the year including New Year’s Eve celebrations, Christmas lighting festivities, arts and crafts fairs in the summer and farmer’s markets. There are about seven parks throughout Palos Heights, several offer sports fields and courts and some are simply a great place to throw a ball for your dog and enjoy a warm summer afternoon on a bench.

The Cal-Sag Trail is a multiuse path completed in 2014. It stretches about 25 miles along the waterway of the Calumet River and the Cal Sag Channel. It connects multiple transit systems, retail areas, parks, marinas, nature centers and forest preserves and stitches together nearly 185,000 people in 14 communities.

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