Carol Stream

Located in suburban DuPage County, west of Chicago, Carol Stream was recently ranked by CNN’s Money magazine as the 69th best place to live in the United States.

A relatively new development, Carol Stream has the distinction of being just one of three towns in the United States with a person’s first and last name as its name. Although it is a commonly held belief that the town is named after a local stream, it is named after the daughter of its founder: Jay Stream. Legend has it that Jay was negotiating the development of a new subdivision in Naperville, when a clerk allegedly told Stream to “build his own town.” Stream quickly began buying land outside of Wheaton, and on January 5, 1959, Carol Stream was officially incorporated.

The average sales price of a single-family home in Carol Stream in 2014 was $232,918.

Consolidated School District 93 serves the majority of the village, providing education for grades K-8. Although the district is comprised of six elementary and two middle schools, there is no high school in the district. Carol Stream residents attend Glenbard North, a part of Glenbard Township High School District 87, and located in Carol Stream. The Illinois Central Railroad operates a feeder line through Carol Stream, which runs through the main industrial complex of the town. National and international air travel is available at the nearby O’Hare International Airport, as well as Chicago’s Midway Airport.

With the motto “a great place to live and work,” it is no surprise that Carol Stream was named in the top 70 of best places to live in the United States. The community is home to an extensive parks department, which allows residents the perfect opportunity to experience the natural beauty that the community and its surrounding areas have to offer. Consisting of over 35 parks, the Carol Stream Park District is home to recreational fields, tennis and basketball courts, biking/hiking trails, running/walking paths, picnic and playground areas, as well as fishing, boating, ice skating and sledding. 

Community Information


500 N Gary Ave., Carol Stream, IL


Post Office:

550 E Fullerton Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188



Carol Stream Public Library

616 Hiawatha Dr., Carol Stream, IL 60188

(630) 653-0755


My Suburban Life

Park District:

391 Illini Dr., Carol Stream, IL




Line: Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)


Central DuPage Hospital

235 Gary Ave., Bloomingdale, IL


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