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Flossmoor is known as a serene Southland suburb of Cook County in Illinois. Widely referred to as the “status” suburb of southwest Chicago. The architectural variety of its housing stock and close proximity to numerous country clubs has made it a desirable option for retirees.
Climate & Geography
A suburb of Chicago, Flossmoor has all four seasons: fall, winter, spring, and summer. The most extreme differences are between summers which are found to be hot and usually humid while winters are found to be cold and snowy.
Flossmoor has a station on the Metra Electric Main Line which provides easy access to the Chicago Loop and the University of Chicago.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Residents are able to choose from various country clubs to join. These include, Flossmoor Country Club, Ravisloe Golf Club, and Idlewood Country Club. There’s also the annual Fairway II Heaven Charity Golf Outing hosted at Coyote Run Golf Course.
Art lovers can check out the Flossmoor Sculpture Garden & Walk. Residents might want to support the public art program by bidding on organic artworks displayed in Downton Flossmoor and even have the option to submit their own sculpture for consideration.
During the summers residents can enjoy Flossmoor Fest that is hosted in Downtown Flossmoor. It’s a day full of activities for all featuring food, music, games, and rides.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Illinois has a flat income tax rate of 3.75 percent; one of the lowest rates in the country. Most retirement income and all Social Security income is not taxed at the state level, which turns out to be a good thing for all retirees. Most property is assessed at 33.33 percent of its market value.
The median home cost for Flossmoor is lower than the national median home cost.
There are two hospitals and medical centers that are less than two miles away from Flossmoor and those include: Franciscan Health Olympia Fields located in Olympia Fields and Advocate South Suburban Hospital located in Hazel Crest.