About Clarendon Hills
The Village of Clarendon Hills, just 18 miles south west of Chicago was once a humble daisy field.
As the village took shape, it was decidedly curved, thanks to famed architect and planner Frederick Law Olmsted. Instead of a traditional grid system like most cities and villages, Clarendon Hills’ streets are curved to the contour to its natural landscape of rolling hills.
The curved streets are one of the village’s unique features and bear the name of prominent early residents including Middaugh, Holmes, Walker, Cook and McIntosh.
The DuPage County village celebrates its humble beginnings every June with “Daisy Days”, a community wide celebration; and the annual “Daisy Dash” on Father’s Day, consisting of a 5k run to benefit local charities.
The community has eight parks spanning nearly 50 acres with year-round recreational activities for residents of all ages and interests. Amenities include baseball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, walking and biking trails and areas for picnicking.
The rapidly growing village has been named one of the best places to live in the Chicago area by West Suburban Living. Originally planned in the 1870s and later incorporated in 1924, the village is home to approximately 8,500 people and more than 80 businesses.
Community Consolidated School District 181 serves students in grades PK-8. Clarendon Hills Middle School is the lone middle school in the village; one of five that feed into Hinsdale Central High School.
Transportation is convenient for commuters with the Clarendon Hills Metra station, which provides service to Chicago and Aurora along the Burlington Northern Line.