Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn

Village of Glen Ellyn

Imagine a place where you know the grocery clerk, the bank teller and the restaurant host by their first names. Now, add to that small town charm, access to major highways, merited schools, incredible boutique shopping, highly acclaimed restaurants, golf, an extensive network of parks and recreation, and a short commute to the hustle and bustle of Chicago's downtown Loop. Known as "The New England of the Midwest," with its quiet tree-lined avenues, Glen Ellyn is an exceptionally wonderful place to live.

Glen Ellyn Civic Center

Glen Ellyn Facts

  • Population: 27,000 (2003 Census)
  • Location: Approx 23 miles west of downtown Chicago
  • In top three suburbs for relocation
  • Median Family Income: $74,846
  • Average Sale Price: $514,000
  • Largest age group is between 35 and 44
  • Top rated schools

Glen Ellyn History

In the beginning, Glen Ellyn was known as a resort town with Lake Ellyn's waters thought to have "therapeutic" effects. Visitors flocked to the town and it became regarded as the prominent link on a major stage coach route between Galena, Rockford, and Chicago. Activity and growth furthered when the Railroad came through and Glen Ellyn evolved into a "bedroom" community for those working in the city. The Village has continued to draw families looking for a distinctive way of life. It is a place where time slows down, neighbor knows neighbor, and residents work together to preserve the past, support the schools, parks and library, and improve the community.

Lake Ellyn

Lake Ellyn, the Village's focal point, is host to many community celebrations including the Fourth of July festivities, cardboard boat regatta, fine arts festival, and concerts. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages enjoy Lake Ellyn Park year round.

In the winter, the ice skaters provide a charming scene reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting with picturesque Glenbard West High School as a backdrop.

Lake Ellyn

Useful Links

  • Village of Glen Ellyn Official government website - or 630.469.5000
  • Glen Ellyn Park District -
    Big fun in a small town! Activities & fitness for the whole family. Phone: 630.858.2462
  • Village of Glen Ellyn -
    Information on top Glen Ellyn schools, fabulous dining & unique shops with something for everyone.
  • Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club -
    A Women's social club—make new friends with activities you love; bunko, girls night out, book club, playgroups, recipe exchange, tennis and wine tasting are just some of the activities.
    More info: or 630.225.5094
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library - or 630.469.0879
  • District 41 -
  • District 87 -
  • Metra Transportation - or 312.322.6777

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Contact Information

Amy Bendigkeit - The Bendigkeit Bunch
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group
550 Pennsylvania Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Direct: (630) 545-5042
Mobile: (630) 649-8998
Fax: (630) 580-7440