About Oak Brook
The affluent Village of Oak Brook is home to 7,800 residents – but it’s more like 90,000 if you count the people who come here every day for business and shopping.
Oakbrook Center is among the village’s biggest attractions, offering upscale shopping and dining as well as a movie theater. The community also boasts several prominent corporations and has been home to billionaire business leaders such as Ty Warner and Portillo’s Restaurant Group founder Dick Portillo.
Residents enjoy various recreational opportunities thanks to the Oak Brook Park District, which maintains a tennis center, aquatic center, disc golf course, fitness center, the Dean Nature Sanctuary and 150 acres of park. The community also offers a golf club, one of the oldest polo clubs in the country and popular annual events including the Taste of Oak Brook.
Residential subdivisions abound in Oak Brook, offering an array of housing options from condominiums and ranch homes to stately mansions.
Butler School District 53 serves the community with Brook Forest Elementary School and Butler Junior High School. High school students attend Hinsdale Central High School.
Oak Brook is easily accessible by car with its proximity to Interstate 294 and 88. There are also numerous bus routes as well as train stations in neighboring communities that provide transportation to downtown Chicago.