Elmhurst is a pretty sweet place to call home. Not only was the city home to the Keebler Company, Sunshine Biscuits and a distribution center for Famous Amos cookies; Elmhurst was named one of the “Ten Best U.S. Towns for Families” by Family Circle magazine.
With a wealth of community activities, shops, restaurants, and arts and culture, this bustling town has more than 40,000 residents who enjoy everything it has to offer.
Wilder Park connects the city’s museum campus that includes the Elmhurst Art Museum, named the “Best Suburban Art Museum in Chicago” by Chicago magazine. Elmhurst also boasts a public library, the Elmhurst History Museum and the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to its many cultural offerings, the city is known for its shopping and dining. At the heart of the community is City Centre, offering a movie theater and an assortment of eateries and boutiques. Residents also enjoy various events throughout the year, including a Memorial Day Parade and one of the Chicago area’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades.
Recreational opportunities are plentiful, with The Elmhurst Park District maintaining more than 20 parks, playgrounds, walking trails and facilities for tennis, golf, swimming and more.
Students in the community are served by Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205. Elmhurst is also home to Elmhurst College, a private liberal arts college.
With its proximity to O'Hare International Airport, the Tri-State Tollway and the Eisenhower Expressway, Elmhurst offers convenient transportation options. A Metra station is also located in the community, providing easy access to downtown Chicago.