Located in the heart of DuPage County and within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor, the village of Lisle was first settled in 1832 by James C. Hatch and Luther A. Hatch, who established a farming community near the DuPage River and called it DuPage. The village was eventually named Lisle after Lisle, New York, the hometown of one of the village's early settlers. Lisle was officially incorporated in 1956.
The village of Lisle has been named one of the best places to live in the country by Money magazine. The 2012 average sales price of a home in Lisle was $311,750 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).
Lisle is home to the famed Morton Arboretum, the Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum, and the Museums at Lisle Station Park. Students are served by two public school districts as well as St. Joan of Arc Catholic School, Lisle Public High School, and Benet Academy Catholic High School. Three universities also are located in Lisle, including Benedictine University, National-Louis University, and Northwood University. Located just off the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway, transportation is convenient for residents and visitors. Lisle also has a Metra station, which provides direct access to downtown Chicago.
Seasonal festivals abound in this active community, including Lisle Cruise Nights, held monthly during the summer months when Lisle's Main Street becomes an all-town block party; Eyes to the Skies annual hot air balloon festival attended by thousands; and Depot Days, inviting visitors to tour Lisle's historic museums and a working blacksmith shop. Winter features Lights of Lisle, held on the first Saturday in December each year.