Community spotlight: Woodstock

Filim version of Punxsutawney ranks high in historical significance and modern notoriety
  • Woodstock's antiquity and preservation landed it on the National Register of Historic Places and All-America City list.
  • The median single family home in Woodstock costs $249,132, according to Altos Research.
  • Woodstock offers numerous festivals throughout the year, including Summer Band Concerts, HarvestFest, Groundhog Days and the Lighting of the Square.

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Not to be confused with the ‘60s festival, Woodstock is a Chicagoland town located about 60 miles northwest of the city that holds Hollywood notoriety. As the backdrop in film "Groundhog Day", its fans likely noticed the numerous pieces of Victorian architecture and picturesque city center that make Woodstock such a unique suburban setting – on and off the screen. Groundhog Day house at 344 Fremont St. / Flickr user dfirecop As stunning and detailed as it may be, real estate is moderately priced in Woodstock. According to Altos Research, the median single family home costs $249,132, with an average 166 days on the market per listing. Altos’ data reveals buyers have a large scope of options, with just under 300 properties currently on the market. The overall market reads secure with few distressed homes, as reported in RealtyTrac’s foreclosure trends. Within McHenry County, Woodstock’s foreclosure rate is relatively low, at one in 1,015 properties – or .09 percent...