About Glen Ellyn
Glen Ellyn is a picturesque village in the heart of DuPage County. Known as “The Jewel of the Western Suburbs” to residents, the community offers a convenient suburban location, ample recreational opportunities and a vibrant mix of businesses.
Downtown Glen Ellyn boasts an assortment of small boutiques, dining destinations and specialty services. Residents and visitors can also hop on the Illinois Prairie Path, where they can explore a nature trail spanning over 60 miles. Nature enthusiasts also appreciate the Willowbrook Wildlife Preserve, while the Village Links golf course and nearly 30 public parks provide additional outdoor enjoyment.
With a variety of annual events, Glen Ellyn has a strong sense of community. The Taste of Glen Ellyn is among the many popular summer gatherings along with the French Market, which is open weekly from May through October.
Neighborhoods are lined with mature trees and homes in a variety of architectural styles, ranging from new construction to historic homes dating back to the community’s early days.
Students are primarily served by Glen Ellyn School District 41, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Glenbard Township High School District 87. The village is also home to the main campus of the College of DuPage, whose alumni include comedy legends Jim and John Belushi.
Along with access to major highways and interstates, Metra’s Union Pacific West Line runs through Glen Ellyn, providing daily train service to downtown Chicago.