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About Villa Park


Villa Park is located within the Chicago metropolitan area in DuPage County. The area was originally built as a subdivision to accommodate transportation for employees of the Ovaltine chocolate company in 1908. Villa Park was incorporated in 1914 by uniting this original subdivision to another called Ardmore, which was built in 1910. The two subdivisions provided an original population of 300 residents and flourished in part due to its location directly west of downtown Chicago and the railroad that ran from the Loop directly west to Wheaton, Illinois.

Architectural styles in Villa Park are rich in diversity and include historic farmhouses, Prairie style, Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts and English Tudor styles. The 2012 average sales price for a single-family home was $162,139 and $85,545 for a condominium.

Students in Villa Park are served by Villa Park School District 45, Salt Creek School District 48 and DuPage High School District 88. Residents enjoy direct access to downtown Chicago thanks to the village's train station along Metra's Union Pacific/West line.

Villa Park residents enjoy year-round activities, including the Autumn Fest Arts and Crafts Show held at the Odeum each November, as well as a large sports and expo center in town. Early December brings the holiday spirit to the community with a Saturday evening Tree Lighting celebration, horse drawn carriages, trolley car rides and build-your-own s'mores. The Illinois Prairie Path, a regional bike and hiking path that runs within Villa Park, is popular for walking and cycling during warm weather months and enjoyed by cross country skiers during the winter season.

Notable residents in Villa Park have included former NFL player Matt Roth, Plain White T's lead singer Tom Higgenson and WFLD-TV reporter Anita Padilla.