Oak Brook is an affluent western Chicago suburb located in both DuPage and Cook counties. Oak Brook was formerly known as Fullersburg after Ben Fuller, an early settler, and was incorporated in the late 1950s. The village is now home to a population of over 7,883 residents and is known for its outstanding amenities including parks, shopping centers, assorted dining experiences and a several area golf courses.
The Oakbrook Terrace Park District and the Oak Brook Park District offer open space, facilities and recreational opportunities for those living in the village. The Oakbrook Center lies on the north-side of town and is filled with shopping, restaurants, events, a movie theater and more. American, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, Spanish and Chinese are just a few of the fine cuisine options within Oak Brook for residents to relish daily. Residents and visitors may also check out any one of the three golf and country clubs located in the area: the Oak Brook Golf Club, Butler National Country Club and Butterfield Country Club. In addition to all of these wonderful amenities, Oak Brook also has a plentiful list of year-round events designed to foster community spirit. The Mayslake Peabody Estate, Drury Lane Theatre and Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra are a few of the towns fun attractions. With less than a 20-mile drive, residents can find themselves right in the heart of downtown Chicago. The big city allows easy access for locals to enjoy delicious dining, an abundance of shopping and plenty of historic scenery.
Although Oak Brook is known primarily as a bedroom community, it is headquarters to Ace Hardware, TreeHouse Foods, Blistex and several other major corporations.
Oak Brook students are served by the highly rated District 53. There are five public elementary schools in the area which feed into the local public middle school, Paul Butler Jr. High School. There are also five high school options including Hinsdale Township High School, Elmhurst Community Unit School, Community High School, DuPage High School and Westmont Community Unit School.
Families looking to purchase a home in Oak Brook can expect to see the median home value to be around $705,400, which has increased about four percent within the last year. In addition, the town’s median for list price per square foot is more than the Chicago Metro average of $155, sitting right at $253 per square foot.
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