Once a stop for stagecoaches and westward travelers, Bloomingdale was one of the oldest villages settled in 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 today as Lake Street.
Annexed by the county in 1839, the village split with half who wanted to continue farming and the other who wanted to develop as a commercial center. The northern portion was then incorporated as a commercial center called Roselle.
Today 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.
Students attend Glenbard Township High School District 87 including Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Glenbard North in Carol Stream, or Lake Park High School in Roselle.