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As you explore Lockport’s picturesque downtown area, you will fall in love with the quaint storefronts and historic buildings. The city’s downtown area boasts a variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions, inviting residents and visitors alike to stroll, shop, and dine in a quaint and welcoming atmosphere.

Beyond its historic charm, Lockport is also a thriving community with a strong sense of community spirit and pride. Residents enjoy a wide range of recreational opportunities, including parks, trails, and outdoor spaces, perfect for hiking, biking, and picnicking. The nearby Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail offers scenic views and opportunities for outdoor adventure along its picturesque pathways.

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Location of Lockport

Lockport is located about 36 miles south of Chicago. Conveniently located right off of I-355, it has easy access to the city via I-55. Lockport’s rich history stems from its strategic location along the I&M Canal, playing a crucial role in shaping Chicago’s development into the vibrant city it is today.

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The Downtown Area

Lockport’s downtown is home to a variety of restaurants and businesses, as well as the town center where you will find events throughout the year.

The Traffic

Since the main road (9th Street) is just one lane each way, traffic often gets backed up during rush house.

Great Restaurants

There are so many restaurants and a variety of food options. Whether you prefer pizza, burgers, tacos, or wings, you will have plenty of options to choose from.

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Home Styles In Lockport


Single Family Homes

Traditional single-family homes are prevalent in Lockport, ranging from cozy bungalows and ranch-style houses to spacious two-story residences. These homes feature private yards and often ample living space, making them ideal for families or individuals seeking privacy and a sense of community.



Lockport also offers townhome communities, providing homeowners with the benefits of homeownership combined with low-maintenance living. Townhomes typically feature shared walls, amenities such as ponds and parks, and may be more affordable than single-family homes.


New Construction

Lockport has seen significant growth in new residential developments, offering buyers the opportunity to purchase newly constructed homes with modern amenities and energy-efficient features. These developments include single-family homes, townhomes and apartments, catering to a range of preferences and budgets.


There are two Lockport Townhsip High Schools, both are located in Lockport, but are home to students from Crest Hill and Homer Glen as well. Central is also known as the Freshman Center, and East is for sophomore through senior students.

District 92 consists of four schools. Walsh School is for early childhood, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students. Reed School is for 2nd and 3rd grade students. Ludwig School is for 4th and 5th grade students. Oak Prairie Junior High School is for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. 

District 91 consists of two schools. Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade students attend Milne Grove Elementary School. 4th through 8th grade students attend Kelvin Grove Middle School.

District 89 consists of only one school, Fairmont School which has students from Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade.

Places of Interest

Lockport is home to Dellwood Park, a 150-acre park with picnic shelters, playgrounds & a disc-golf course, plus athletic fields & trails.

Legacy Adventure Park is a paintball park located adjacent to Dellwood. They also have other options including air soft and outdoor laser tag.

Lockport is also home to HellsGate Haunted House. This award winning haunted house is a must see. It opens in the season at the end of September and runs through Halloween night.

The Gaylord Building is a historical building that played a pivotal role in the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. It is the perfect place to learn about the history of Lockport and the I&M Canal.

The Illinois State Museum – Lockport Gallery features changing exhibitions of art created by past and contemporary Illinois artists and artisans.

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