Elmhurst has been recognized as #35 in Best Places to Live in Illinois 2017 according to Niche. The cultural diversity Elmhurst offers along with its historic preservation is what makes this town most desirable.
The community of Elmhurst has a mission to keep the history of the town alive by presenting an array of exhibits each year. Engaging the people of Elmhurst of the town’s past is what the Elmhurst Museum thrives on. A historic venue that is still used today is The historic York Theatre. The theatre opened on Labor Day, 1924 and meticulously restored in 1982.
Amongst the many year-round festivals Elmhurst puts on for all ages, the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day parade is the 2nd largest in the Chicagoland area and one of the town’s do-not-miss-out events. Click here to view previous St. Patrick’s Day parade events and more information.
James and Denise Orrico specialize in short sales, REO Properties, and traditional Residential Real Estate. They have successfully worked through industry challenges such as foreclosures and economic declines. The Orrico Team measure their success not only through awards and achievements but also more importantly through the satisfaction of their customers.
The Orrico Team is happy to provide the DuPage County area with information on the process of residential real estate transactions. From the perspective of buyers and sellers, short sale, foreclosure assistance and information, and much-needed advice on how to avoid a foreclosure. Denise and James will be happy to help you with your real estate transactions whether you are in the market to buy or sell a home.
To learn more about the services the Orrico Team provide, please go to their services page here.
Please use the Illinois official source for information about public schools in the entire state. This source is a guide to help you become knowledgeable about the education for your children within DuPage County. Visit our School District page for helpful information regarding academic performance, school environment, educators, students, and highlights provided by principals.
Elmhurst gives ample of choices for your year-round shopping needs. The heart of the town is downtown’s City Centre. City Centre is walking distance from Elmhurst College, four distinct museums, and the award-winning Elmhurst Public Library. The Spring Road District has a variety of family owned and operated restaurants and bars. Spring Road District welcomes families during the day and provides an energetic neighborhood nightlife in the evening.
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To find out information regarding all of Elmhurst’s shopping, click here.
The entertainment of Elmhurst aims to please families with children of all ages and adults with different backgrounds. From visiting historical monuments and memorials to art festivals, symphony orchestras, and more, Elmhurst has what it takes to keep you pleased.
Block to Block showcases art vendors, food, and contemporary and classic rock music is played live throughout the heart of downtown Elmhurst every Wednesday during the summer time. An annual craft beer fest is coordinated by Elmhurst Heritage Foundation and the Rotary Club of Elmhurst. All proceeds help provide educational programming and exhibits for the Elmhurst History Museum, the Churchville Schoolhouse and the Elmhurst Rotary Club community service projects. View more info here.
If beer isn’t your forte, try Elmhurst’s annual BBQ competition, ‘Cue for a Cause! If you are not competing you are invited to enjoy vendor BBQ chicken, ribs, live music, game of bags and much more. To view more information about ‘Cue for a Cause, click here.
According to Niche.com Elmhurst is ranked as #35 best place to live in Illinois and ranked #31 best suburb to raise a family in Illinois 2017. The city of Elmhurst has worked diligently to keep residents safe from crime and has had some major success. According to Area Vibes, the overall crime rate is 51% lower than the average of crimes committed in Illinois. Elmhurst is also 57% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Elmhurst shows a crime rate that is 87% lower than the Illinois average.
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The township of Elmhurst works diligently to make sure that seniors and those with disabilities are able to get around town in case family is not able to assist. There are several programs that give reduced taxi fare for seniors and those with disabilities. You can find more info here.