Worth Real Estate Listings and Information


Worth, and the land in which the Village occupies, has always been historically significant. 10,000 years ago Worth was 1 of Lake Michigan's ancient beaches rising 40 feet over our present day Lake Michigan.

In 1835 John Blackstone purchased the land in one of the first recorded land sales. A year later, it was sold to Dwitt Lane and was known as Lane's Island. In 1850, lands outside the City of Chicago were designated with Township names. Worth Township was named after General William Jenkins Worth who served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican American
War. In 1858 John Crandall built the first home in town on 111th Street, 31 additional residential homes soon followed. In 1883 the town's population was around 100 residents. In 1914, with the population around 300, residents founded the Village of Worth.

The Village of Worth is surrounded by historic waterways. Its north border touches a 14,000 year old water way known today as Stony Creek. This creek was also once known as the Big Feeder during the Illinois and Michigan Canal era. Worth's south border is the Calumet-Sag Channel which was
completed in 1922 and is an intricate part of the Illinois Waterway. Worth is also home to one of the 5 Metropolitan Water District's aeration waterfalls.

The tree lined streets of the village give it a friendly nature. Whether raising a family or enjoying a well deserved retirement, the Village of Worth truly offers something for everyone.

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  • 131 Listings For Sale
  • $196,594 Average Listing Price
  • $133 Average Listing Price per Square Foot

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