Welcome to Glen Ellyn
The Village of Glen Ellyn is one of the area’s premier suburbs. The village is rich with beautiful architecture set among gentle hills and tree-lined streets. Glen Ellyn’s historic downtown is filled with unique boutiques, top-rated restaurants, brewpubs, coffee shops, and bakeries. The bustling Roosevelt Road corridor offers national dining and retail options, and convenient interstate access.
Lake Ellyn is the proverbial ‘heart’ of the community and the setting for many of the town’s festivals and celebrations. The highly-anticipated Independence Day events —including the Cardboard Boat Regatta and fireworks display— take place at Lake Ellyn. Saturday football at Glenbard West is played on a historic Duchon field, with the lake and beautiful oak trees providing an unforgettable autumn backdrop. In winter, ice skaters glide across the frozen lake. Renovated in 2016, the Lake Ellyn boathouse offers a unique setting for weddings and graduation parties and a welcome warming shelter in the winter.
The main branch of the Illinois Prairie Path runs through town and offers miles of natural running and biking trails. Glen Ellyn is home to many parks, forest preserves, and the highly regarded Village Links, one of the top public courses in the Chicago area. The patio at Reserve 22 overlooks the golf course and is a favorite for al fresco dining and homecoming picture parties. A 25-minute express train gets you to Chicago’s Ogilive Station... while charming downtown Geneva, set on the banks of the Fox River, is located at the western end of the Union Pacific West Line.
Education has a strong emphasis here, with Glen Ellyn’s two high schools on the Washington Post’s list of ‘Top U.S. High Schools’. Dedicated teachers at the primary and intermediate levels prepare our students for the rigors of high school. Our vibrant Park District offers a variety of programs for young and old, as well as recreation opportunities including mini-golf, platform tennis, and everyone’s summer favorite... Sunset Pool! Club sports abound, and community spirit and volunteerism are high. We invite you to explore the Glen Ellyn Lifestyle!