Welcome to Glen Ellyn
Classified as a village, Glen Ellyn is a family-friendly suburban area that is highly sought-after. Driving through each neighborhood, you’ll see gorgeous homes, immaculately maintained landscaping, and unparalleled conveniences. Glen Ellyn is part of DuPage County and is home to a population of 27,855. It is located 24 miles west of Downtown Chicago, making it easy to access the city as needed.
Another big draw for residents is the highly-ranked public schools in the area. At every grade level, you’ll find incredible schools that meet the highest standards. Locals also appreciate the numerous attractions and things to do in town, including the Glen Oak Country Club, the Western Acres Golf Course, the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, and the Maryknoll Splash Park.
Homes in Glen Ellyn are reasonably priced—especially considering how desirable its neighborhoods are. Those searching for a more spacious house will definitely want to consider moving to this village since most homes start at three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It isn’t uncommon to find residences with five or even six bedrooms. The median list price of homes here is $464,900.
What to Love
- Exclusive local country club
- Gorgeous neighborhoods
- Great public schools
People & Lifestyle
Glen Ellyn is an idyllic suburban community. Those in want of a peaceful neighborhood located near the Windy City will be thrilled by what they find here. The houses are beautiful, the roads are quiet, the local public schools are outstanding, and most major conveniences are just minutes from home.
These qualities make Glen Ellyn the perfect place to relocate for families and professionals commuting to Chicago. Residential properties in this village are much larger and more reasonably priced when compared to cities closer to downtown.
Think you need to head into Chicago when looking for top shopping and dining destinations?
Whether running errands, exploring boutique fashion, or planning a romantic date night, there are highly-rated stores and restaurants throughout Glen Ellyn.
On top of the many convenient retailers found in the village, including Trader Joe’s, Jewel-Osco, and ALDI, there is also an abundance of regionally and locally-owned shops and boutiques. This further adds to the charm that is unique to Glen Ellyn. Browse the latest arrivals at stores such as Chocolaterie Stam Glen Ellyn, bench492, The Beer Cellar Glen Ellyn, Good Roots, and Bookstore of Glen Ellyn.
Along Main Street is a foodie’s paradise. In this part of town, you’ll discover a wide array of cuisines and menu items at some of Glen Ellyn’s best restaurants. Make plans to dine at local favorites such as Maize + Mash, Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant, Glen Oak Cafe, Common Good Cocktail House, fire + wine, Thipi Thai Restaurant, Main Street Pub, A Toda Madre, and Blackberry Market.
Things to Do
Between its golf courses, parks, museums, arts and cultural centers, and nature/wildlife areas, there is never a shortage of things to do when residing in Glen Ellyn.
Enjoy a relaxing game of golf? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the Glen Oak Country Club and Village Links of Glen Ellyn. Another top area attraction is the Morton Arboretum. Located minutes outside of Glen Ellyn, this arboretum spans 1,700 acres and features a tram, a maze garden, educational programs, special events, and places to hike and bike.
Throughout the rest of Glen Ellyn, you’ll uncover even more fun and amusing things to explore. As a new resident, don’t miss visiting the Willowbrook Wildlife Center, McAninch Arts Center, Maryknoll Splash Park, Cleve Carney Museum of Art, Village Green Park, and the Spring Avenue Dog Park.
Glen Ellyn is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include District 41, District 87, and District 89 (link to District Sites).