Once a stop for stagecoaches and westward travelers, Bloomingdale was one of the oldest villages settled in the area now known as DuPage County.
The Meacham family settled here in 1833 with a dozen more families to follow the next year. Travelers passed by the Chicago-Galena Highway, known as Lake Street today.
Annexed by the county in 1839, the village split with half the village wanting to continue farming and the other half wanting to develop as a commercial center. The northern portion was incorporated as a commercial center called Roselle.
The community has several shopping centers including Stratford Square Mall with more than 150 shops and major department stores. Old Town Bloomingdale includes several small business and shops in restored buildings from the area’s original settlement as well as a museum featuring art exhibits in the village’s oldest building.
Residents enjoy more than 160 acres of open space and 2,400 programs through the Bloomingdale Park District. Amenities include the Johnston Recreation Center, Oasis Water Park and Westfield Walking Track.
Bloomingdale's population almost quadrupled from 338 in 1950 to 1,262 in 1960. Today the population tops 22,000.
Students attend Glenbard Township High School District 87 including Glenbard East High School in Lombard or Glenbard North in Carol Stream; and Lake Park High School in Roselle.