Located about 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, Burr Ridge is a prestigious community dating back to the early 1830s. Originally called Harvester and known for its vast farm lands, Burr Ridge now has a population of a little over 10,559 residents. With beautiful architecture and history, it's is one of the wealthiest towns in the state of Illinois.
Burr Ridge hosts a number of events and celebrations throughout the year for the entire community to enjoy: The Car Show, Armed Forces Day and several races and fun runs are just a few. Another fun summer activity are the Concerts on the Green, held every Friday, from June through August. Residents bring their own food and beverages and relax on the Village Green while listening to live music. Burr Ridge’s close proximity to the heart of Chicago allows residents great access to all the amenities that a big city would offer, such as fine dining, shopping and night life.
Burr Ridge schools are highly rated, and the town is home to four elementary schools and four middle schools. The Hinsdale Township High School District No. 86 incorporates two high schools including Hinsdale Central High School and Hinsdale South High School. The Lyons Township High School District No. 204 also resides in the area. In addition, the College of DuPage, a community college is situated and lies within District No. 502. The Trinity Lutheran School is available for children ages two through eighth grade and offers numerous extracurricular activities.
Whether you’re looking for a wonderful community with plenty of activities or a historic home for the family, Burr Ridge has it all. The median home value for the Burr Ridge area has risen about three and a half percent over the past year leaving it around $617,500. Due to the city’s beautiful architecture and community life, those looking to live within the area can expect to see a higher listing price per square foot of about $244, which is just under $90 more than the Chicago Metro average.
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