Homer Glen is a fairly rural community with a population that is spread out amongst many parks and naturally-preserved spaces. If you want to join the community, you'll need to take care of a few things first, like making sure you have your own vehicle. Public transportation in small towns is rarely great, and Homer Glen is no exception! If you're a driver, you'll have no problem getting to work and back, picking up groceries and heading up to Chicago for the odd shopping spree or theater night.
Power has been deregulated in Homer Glen, which means that you have a choice between several power companies, most of which are based outside of town. 95% of the town's residences and commercial buildings are on board with FirstEnergy Solutions, which provides completely green energy harvested from hydro and wind resources. Go Homer Glen! According to the local government, the green energy contract is not only much more environmentally friendly than energy contracts of the past, but it's up to 42% cheaper as well. Nice!
For water and sewage services - and yes, you definitely want those - you'll need to open an account with the Village of Homer Glen. This office will also put you on a regular trash and recycling schedule, as well as a yard waste collection service from April to November if you have a yard to take care of. Since the town is really pro-environment and sustainability, they've also put together programs to collect household chemicals, empty aerosol cans and recycle old electronics. That's pretty great - because no one ever knows what to do with that drawer full of dead cell phones. Now you do!
Homer Glen doesn't have super-specific neighborhoods; it's kind of like one big neighborhood, actually. Regardless of where you choose to live in Homer glen, home values in Homer Glen are about average for most of the United States, and they are on the rise - which means an investment now is a pretty good idea. Rental houses in Homer Glen are normally quite large, boasting from 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms - pretty swish. Rents aren't cheap but they do buy a lot of space, both outside and inside the home! Spacious new urban homes as well as large, older renovated homes are all well-maintained and totally enviable places to live.
If you are looking for a studio for rent or a smaller one bedroom apartment in this town, know that this type of housing is more difficult to find. If you're really keen on living in a rental apt in this town, you'll have to do some leg work and stay on top of the listings. Hook up with a realtor who can keep you informed when new properties are listed, and be ready to drive down on short notice for a viewing of what could be the home of your dreams. Be prepared to pay a full deposit as well as a full month's rent in advance if you don't want other people viewing the apartment you've fallen in love with!
Residents of Homer Glen are lucky in that there is plenty of food around - especially for a smaller town - and also plenty of ways to keep entertained and fit. There is an unusual number of Subway restaurants in this place - at least 4 - which may go to show just how determined residents are to stay healthy, even when it come to fast food. If the sandwiches don't interest you, try out the Indian buffet at Taj Mahal, or hit up Chencho's Fine Mexican Restaurant for some spice.
Work out on the Heroes Trail, sign up with the Old Oak Country Club, or join one of the many sports teams in town to get some exercise and meet some of your neighbors. For a more casual outing, head over to the Marcus Orland Park Cinema and take in a nice, relaxing movie. More of a bar person? Mullet's Sports Bar and Pelican Harry's Bar and Grill are waiting for you.
It's your town now; you can do what you want!