About Homewood, Illinois

Van Drunen Ford is happy to call Homewood, Illinois our home. In 2007, Forbes magazine rated our village one of the three “most livable” suburbs of Chicago, and we definitely agree. Here are three impressive things you might not have known about Homewood, Illinois.


Take the Amtrak Out of Town

A quaint, adventurous train ride to an exciting destination like New Orleans is available every day in Homewood. We have the fortune of living in a town with an Amtrak station. Our station is part of the City of New Orleans route, so every night at 8:54 p.m., you can catch a train heading to New Orleans with stops in Tennessee and Mississippi. You can also catch the same train up to Chicago in the morning.


Award-Winning School District

Homewood offers a lot of incentives for families looking for a neighborhood close to Chicago. One outstanding fact is that Homewood boasts an award-winning school district in addition to plenty of kids’ programs and community events all year long.


Home of the Most Richard Haas Murals

Richard Haas is known worldwide for his large-scale murals, and Homewood has the pleasure of showing off 15 of them. That’s more than any other city in the world. This map will help you find each one of these impressive murals in our city.


This is just a taste of the suburb we proudly serve here at Van Drunen Ford. With easy access to I-80 and I-294, you will find that there are plenty of adventures within your commute to experience day in and day out. Make sure you visit us if you need anything for your next road adventure in Homewood.

About Van Drunen Ford

Van Drunen Ford

Welcome to Van Drunen Ford! Not only are we Chicagoland’s oldest Ford dealership, but we’re also Homewood’s oldest continuously operated family business. We were founded in 1930 by Morse Van Drunen, who opened the dealership’s first location on Dixie Highway in Homewood.

Even though times were tough in the early years due to the Great Depression, Morse persevered and was eventually able to establish the dealership as a successful business. Today, we’re still owned and operated by the Van Drunen family, with Morse’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren in charge at our current location on West 183rd Street.

Morse also established Van Drunen Ford as a pillar of the Homewood-Flossmoor community. Multiple generations of Chicagoland drivers have purchased cars from Van Drunen Ford thanks to the personal and community connections we’ve nurtured here over the years. We continue to honor that legacy today with our support of Homewood Little League and the Homewood-Flossmoor Soccer Club.

At Van Drunen Ford, we stock a diverse lineup of Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs. Whether you’re looking to buy, finance, or service a vehicle here, we pride ourselves on doing today exactly what Morse did all those years ago: run a trustworthy business that offers an inviting atmosphere, outstanding customer service, and high-quality new and used cars. Visit us to see for yourself.

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