Located southwest of downtown Chicago near Naperville, Woodridge is a charming community characterized by its natural beauty. The town has appeared on Money magazine's list of the “100 Best Places to Live.”
Woodridge was first settled in the early 1800s by Potawotami Native Americans. However, it wasn't until 1959 that the town was officially incorporated as a village. Since then, the community has grown rapidly, and today, Woodridge is home to more than 30,000 residents.
Housing stock in Woodridge includes a variety of architectural styles, including ranches and stately brick residences. In 2012, the average sales price for a single-family home in Woodridge was $240,593, while the average condominium sold for $77,206.
Students in Woodridge are served by Woodridge School District 86, which consists of six elementary schools and one junior high school. Beyond junior high, most students attend the nearby Downers Grove North or South High Schools, while those who live west of the DuPage River typically go to schools in Naperville. Woodridge is easily accessible via Veterans Memorial Tollway and the Stevenson Expressway. Residents also have easy access to downtown Chicago thanks Metra's BNSF Line, which has a station just north of the community in Downers Grove.
The Woodridge Park District offers residents several parks and facilities, including a golf course, ice skating rink, bike paths and more. The park district also hosts the annual Woodridge Jubilee festival , which features carnival rides and live music. Also located near the community is the Morton Arboretum, a popular attraction which has hiking trails and a number of activities, tours and events.