Wood Dale

Like so many towns in its day, Wood Dale started to take shape when the railroad came to town.

Frederick Lester led the charge to secure a train depot, donated the site and contributed toward its construction.

By 1873 the line that stretched from Chicago to Elgin included a depot next to Lester’s home. Lester built a cheese factory next to the depot, the first industry in town. The depot was later moved to build an inn, cementing the area as a commercial center.

The town is home to a 225-acre business park, which houses more than 50 companies. The town’s industrial area spans 700 acres, up from 35 acres a decade earlier.

The community’s proximity to O’Hare airport, toll roads and expressways make Wood Dale an ideal site for industry, including several major corporations with facilities here.

Wood Dale has a station on Metra’s Milwaukee District/West Line with daily service to Union Station. Illinois Route 390 is conveniently located near the city’s northern border.

Wood Dale has two elementary schools, one middle school and one junior high. The community shares Fenton High School with nearby Bensenville.

Nearby Public Transportation

Milwaukee District West

at Wood Dale Metra

School Districts

Wood Dale Sd 7

Fenton Chsd 100

Bensenville Sd 2

Dupage Hsd 88

Addison Sd 4

Itasca Sd 10

Lake Park Chsd 108

School information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. This information should only be used as a reference and does not warrant or guarantee enrollment. Please contact applicable schools or school districts directly to verify information and enrollment eligibility.

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