Located just north of Rockford along the beautiful Rock River, both Loves Park and Machesney Park are flourishing residential communities that offer a variety of real estate option for those looking to buy a home in north central Illinois. Characterized by friendly people, great recreational and cultural opportunities and an excellent housing market, both Loves Park and Machesney Park are warmly welcoming new residents who have discovered just how great these places are to live, work and play.
Located in Winnebago County and just 90 miles from Chicago, the City of Loves Park has continued to prosper since its incorporation in 1947. In fact, its growth and popularity has spread the city’s boundaries into Boone County and population has grown to just under 25,000.
Loves Park’s excellent location isn’t the only reason for its incredible growth. A vibrant economy founded on commercial and industrial enterprises combine with local businesses, restaurants and merchants to give Loves Park a solid economic foundation. Loves Parks many outdoor recreational attractions include easy access to Rock Cut State Park and its 3,000 acres of rolling plains and pristine lakes, perfect for swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, camping and much more.
Loves Park is also home to some of the area’s biggest cultural attractions. Although named after nearby Rockford, the Rockford Speedway is located in Loves Park and is Illinois’ oldest continuously operating professional sports venue. Since 1948, the Rockford Speedway has delighted fans that have watched races along the high-banked quarter mile oval track, or attended the many concerts, circuses, car shows, and other events. Loves Park is also the home of Road Ranger Stadium where the Frontier League’s Rockford River Hawks play minor league baseball games. Throughout the year, additional celebrations and festivals continue to bring the community together in Loves Park, including the annual “Young at Heart Festival” held over the Memorial Day weekend.
Machesney Park, also located in Winnebago County and just north of Loves Park along the Rock River, has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Incorporated as a village in 1981, residential development along with the completion of the interchange ramp at I-90 and IL 173 has bolstered commercial development, making Machesney Park one of the Rockford metropolitan area’s most sought-after places to live.
Today, fewer than 25,000 people live in Machesney Park, helping to create one of north central Illinois greatest small communities with unreached potential. Machesney Park’s businesses, restaurants and community sprit have contributed to its rapid growth and development, attracting more homebuyers and builders to suit the new demands. Homes for sale in Machesney Park offer a wide variety of styles and prices to choose from, including homes on large lots, riverfront homes, homes in new modern developments with community amenities and much more. To learn more about real estate in Machesney Park, which seems to continuously be adding new and exciting options for homebuyers, please feel free to contact Terri Johnson of RE/MAX Property Source in Rockford at any time!
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Listing information last updated on October 18th, 2017 at 10:14pm CDT.