Elmhurst is a pretty sweet place to call home.
Not only was the city home to the Keebler Company, Sunshine Biscuits and a distribution center for Famous Amos cookies; Elmhurst was named one of the “Ten Best U.S. Towns for Families” by Family Circle magazine.
It’s no wonder. Elmhurst, located 16 miles west of downtown Chicago, has a wealth of community activities, art and theater.
Wilder Park connects the city’s museum campus that includes Elmhurst Art Museum, named the “Best Suburban Art Museum in Chicago” by Chicago magazine. The museum recently restored the McCormick house, designed and built by Mies van der Rohe. Elmhurst also is home to the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, GreenMan Threatre Troupe, Elmhurst Choral Union, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre and Spirito Singers.
The community’s Memorial Day parade has run every year since its start in 1918; and the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the third largest in the Chicago area. The park district has more than 20 parks and numerous facilities for tennis, golf, swimming and recreation.
In addition to arts and culture, the city is known for its restaurants and shopping. The Elmhurst Express Trolley runs during the summer and holiday season connecting downtown Elmhurst to local business and the Elmhurst Public Library.
The city, mostly in DuPage County but overlapping into Cook County, has a population over 44,000.
Students in the community are served by Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. Elmhurst also is home to Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts college.
With its proximity to O’Hare International Airport, the Tri-State Tollway and the Eisenhower Expressway, Elmhurst offers residents convenient transportation options. A Metra station is also located in the community, providing quick and easy access to downtown Chicago.