About Elmwood Park
The village of Elmwood Park is a dining destination with classic Italian restaurants and a variety of eateries along Restaurant Row. Of course if you’re hungry for more, the village also hosts the Taste of Elmwood Park and Restaurant Week.
The village incorporated in 1914 to prevent annexation by the city of Chicago; however a few landowners in the northeast corner voted to be annexed by Chicago.
The village, which took its name from a nearby train stop and its native elm trees, has redeveloped areas to encourage visitors and residents to walk, shop and dine here.
The village’s 24,884 residents enjoy friendly neighborhoods and picturesque parks. Home here include classic Chicago bungalows, three-flats and ranch homes.
The village’s proximity to downtown Chicago and the Elmwood Park Station on Metra’s Milwaukee District/West Line make for a convenient commute.
Elmwood Park's public schools are operated under Illinois Community Unit School District #401, which includes Elmwood Park High School.