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About Lombard


Situated on over 10 square miles in DuPage County, the original land encompassing modern-day Lombard was inhabited by the Potawatomi Native Americans in the early 1800s. Subsequently settled by European immigrants in the 1830s, the village of Lombard was incorporated in 1869 and named after Josiah Lombard, a Chicago banker. Built in 1870, the Maple Street Chapel was home to Lombard's first village hall and library.

Lombard was nicknamed The Lilac Village after the estate of local resident Colonel William Plum was given to the city in 1927. Plum's home ultimately became the new village library, and his garden became a public park. Today, Lombard hosts an annual Lilac Festival and parade each May, complete with lilac-themed events including an arts and crafts fair and Mother's Day brunch.

Providing commuter transportation to downtown Chicago, the Metra Union Pacific/West Line railway stops in Lombard, and Interstates I-88 and I-355 also provide easy access to and from Chicago.

Lombard students are served by two elementary and middle school districts, and high school students attend “Glenbard” schools, named for the sharing of their district with the Village of Glen Ellyn. Montini Catholic High School also serves Lombard students. The 2012 average sales price of a home in Lombard was $205,200 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).