Hume, Illinois is part of Edgar County, Illinois. The village is in both Young America and Shiloh Townships. People who are considering moving to this village can choose between many different types of homes for sale. The village is home to a vast selection of detached residences and mobile homes alike. As of 2012, the estimated median cost of a condominium or house in the village was $59,996. This is up from 2000's median cost of $39,600. Home prices for the village are significantly lower than they are elsewhere in the state. People who are interested in real estate for the area should contact local real estate agencies for more extensive information. Real estate agencies can also point them in the direction of local homes for sale.
Hume has a pleasant and calm atmosphere; perfect for families looking for new neighborhoods. As far as education goes, schools in the area include both Shiloh Elementary School and Shiloh High School. The nearest institutions of higher learning include Danville Area Community College, Saint Mary of the Woods College, Eastern Illinois University, Parkland College and Indiana State University. These various colleges and universities are all roughly 30 miles away from the heart of the village. Some of them are even closer than that.
Picturesque Area Parks
People who visit this area will never be disappointed as far as recreational activities go. Nearby parks include Walnut Point State Park and Allerton Park. Walnut Point State Park is a hub for popular recreational activities such as picnicking, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. In the winter months, people visit Walnut Point State Park to go cross-country skiing, as well. People enjoy visiting the park to look at wildlife. The lake, for example, is full of Canada geese, herons and wood ducks. The rest of the park is home to plentiful owls, songbirds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
Allerton Park, like Walnut Point State Park, is just a relatively short drive away from the village. This vast park is made up of more than 1,500 acres and is a sight to behold with floodplains, a river, a meadow and upland forests galore. It's also a popular destination for hiking enthusiasts, with more than 14 miles of scenic trails. People who would like to go on day trips to these parks might be good candidates for moves to the calm and laid-back village.