Named one of the “Ten Best U.S. Towns for Families” by Family Circle magazine, Elmhurst is a great place to call home. With a wealth of community activities, shops, restaurants, and arts and culture, this bustling town has more than 40,000 residents who enjoy everything it has to offer. In addition to its many cultural offerings, the city is known for its shopping and dining. At the heart of the community is City Centre, offering a movie theater and an assortment of eateries and boutiques. Recreational opportunities are plentiful, with The Elmhurst Park District maintaining more than 20 parks, playgrounds, walking trails and facilities for tennis, golf, swimming and more.
The Village of Western Springs was named for its clear, cool springs. The springs may be gone, but the community continues to thrive. Western Springs offers beautiful homes, a short commute and plenty of parks and recreation. Homes here include a mix of single-family homes, as well as condominiums and townhomes. The village also has a number of new construction homes and remodeled homes. The Western Springs Park District maintains more than 80 acres of land in several neighborhood parks, and offers sports programs and classes sponsored by the recreation department. Residents can also find restaurants and shops in the picturesque downtown district along with plaza shopping facilities at the Garden Market. Area students attend two public elementary schools and Lyons Township High School.
Hinsdale’s rolling, wooded landscape, historic downtown and beautiful homes attract some of the state’s most affluent residents, earning the suburb its ranking as one of the wealthiest zip codes in Illinois. A walk through downtown Hinsdale is a step back in time. The downtown district is on the National Register of Historic Places with several historic buildings dating back to before the community was incorporated in 1873. Students attend Community Consolidated School District 181 and the Hinsdale Township High School District 86, which includes Hinsdale South High School and Hinsdale Central High School, ranked one of the best high schools in the country.
Glen Ellyn’s Main Street is a charming mix of small boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops. The community is one of the most affluent in DuPage County. Village residents enjoy numerous recreational areas including 29 parks, the Willowbrook Wildlife Preserve, an 18-hole golf course and access to the Illinois Prairie Path. Neighborhoods are lined with mature trees and homes in a variety of architectural styles, ranging from new construction to historic homes dating back to the community’s early days. Glen Ellyn students are served by the Glen Ellyn School District 41, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Glenbard Township High School District 87.