Lyons, IL is an excellent choice for the budget-minded homebuyer. Lyons is a near-west Chicago suburb on the north side of the I-55 Stevenson Expressway between Harlem Avenue and First Avenue. The famous Joliet Road (formerly Route 66) jogs right through the southern part of the village. Surrounded by Brookfield (famous Brookfield Zoo) and Riverside (historical village developed by Olmsted & Vaux- the same duo who developed Central Park in New York) and Berwyn (remember Svengoolie- "BER-WYN"). Lyons is the epicenter of the colonial fur trade business; the very spot where the Hoffman Tower on the Desplaines River offers a nice "River Walk" view for pedestrians strolling into Riverside. Close to bike trails and forest preserves, great schools and convenient transportation and surprisingly affordable, too!