Lynwood was founded in 1959. The Village is surrounded by Lansing to the north, Glenwood to the west, Sauk Village to the south, and Munster and Dyer, Indiana to the east. The Indiana state line borders the entire eastern edge of Lynwood. Lynwood is currently a mix of suburban neighborhoods with a substantial amount of remaining farmland.
Lynwood is located at 41°31?35?N 87°32?53?W / 41.52639°N 87.54806°W / 41.52639; -87.54806 (41.526351, -87.548194).