Why Choose Williamsburg Place

Williamsburg Place is located across from Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Illinois. The subdivision has been designed to incorporate the existing beautiful surroundings of ponds, nature trails and green areas. Williamsburg Place offers single-family home sites as well as townhome sites. You can choose from the many house plans that our builders offer or you can custom build your dream home. The subdivision will also includes a park area donated to the Crete Park District, and has preserved an existing pond and natural green area for use by residents.

Lots in the subdivision for single family homes range in size from 1/4 to over 1/3 acre and are currently available for sale to builders or individuals.

Williamsburg Place has established covenants and restrictions regarding construction to assure an attractive and varied array of homes. All homes are required to have first floor brick. The subdivision is serviced with water and sewer provided by the Village of Crete and Thorn Creek Basin Sanitary District.

The Village of Crete is located approximately 30 miles south of the Chicago Loop. The Village has maintained its small town charm, but is growing steadily. The Illinois Central Commuter Train is just six minutes from the Village, and all major expressways are within a short drive. Crete is noted for its numerous antique shops, boutiques and local artisans (including woodworkers, glass blowers, painters and other artists). The local Park District offers year-round hobby and sports programs, including art fairs, antique shows, outdoor concerts and youth programs. The award-winning local school district provides modern quality education and athletic programs, and is very close to Governors State University and Prairie State College. With such quality schools, scenic parks, nature areas and several golf courses in the area, we believe Crete continues to be an attractive area for families.


Local Attractions

CRETE is noted for its numerous antique shops and local artisan boutiques.

Balmoral Race Track (historic Lincoln Fields) features live harness racing and group dining year round. It hosts the Crete Art Fair (now in its 28th year) and the annual Antique Expo

The Warrior Dome at Crete-Monee High School is the site of many regional athletic events.

Governors State University, just six miles away in University Park, presents theatrical and musical productions, seminars and community enrichment programs. Some other cultural offers within close proximity are the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and the Illinois Theatre Center, in addition to numerous other groups that provide quality leisure time activities for residents and visitors.


Hotels/Convention Facilities

Many hotels and conference centers are within 10-15 minutes of Crete via modern interstate highways.

  • Balmoral Race Track- For fairs, exhibitions, trade shows and banquets.
  • Village Woods Retirement/Conference Center- For banquets and conferences.

Things to Do In Crete


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Public Library

Located at 1177 N. Main Street. http://www.cretelibrary.org/

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Crete now boasts six 18-hole golf courses which are open to the public. Goodenow Grove Forest Preserve encompasses 660 acres including Plum Creek Nature Center open year round with a naturalist on staff. Also on the grounds are a sledding hill, camping facilities, cross country skiing and hiking trails. Crete Park District located at 515 N. First Street offers year round hobby and athletic programs. Click here for more info https://cretepark.com/

Other recreational opportunities include horseback riding at numerous private stables, campling, bowling, fishing and more.

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Public Schools : Learn about our schools
Private Schools

  • St. Mary’s K-8 Park Forest, IL 708-748-6686
  • Illinois Lutheran 9-12 Crete, IL 708-672-3262
  • Marian Catholic 9-12 Chicago Heights, IL 708-755-7565

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Driving: Crete is located just 40 minutes south of Chicago, near the Illinois-Indiana border, offering easy access to all Midwestern markets.

  • Illinois Route 1(runs North-South directly through the downtown business district)
  • Route 394(Calumet expressway to Chicago-borders Village of Crete on the Eastern side)
  • US Route 30(East-West)& I-57 (Southwest)
  • I-80(East-West to Indiana & Iowa)
  • I-94(North to Chicago)
  • I-294(Northwest Chicago Bypass)

Railroads: Illinois Central-Commuter Line to Chicago (station just 6 minutes from Crete)Amtrak – Full service station( just15 minutes from Crete) Missouri Pacific-Services entire area with freight service

Major Airports: O’Hare International, Chicago- 50 miles North Midway, Chicago- 25 miles North Round-trip bus service to both airports is available from several Suburban Hotels. Chicago Southland International, Peotone/Monee- 12 miles Southwest (proposed to open 2001)

Local Reliever Airports: (for charter, rental, single/multi-engine and private business jets)

  • Frankfort Airport- 12 miles
  • Bult Field Airport, Will Township – 6 miles
  • Lansing Airport- 10 miles
  • Howell Airport, New Lenox- 16 miles

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