Welcome to Lombard
Known as ‘The Lilac Village’, Lombard is rich in history and poised for the future. To many, the crown jewel of Lombard is the beautiful 8.5-acre Lilacia Park. Every May, residents, and visitors gather to enjoy the Lilac Time Festival and the unparalleled experience of strolling among the 700 lilac trees and 25,000 tulips in the park.
North of Lilacia Park is Lombard’s historic downtown, which is home to many unique shops, restaurants, notable homes, and museums. The Lombard Town Centre organization was created to preserve and promote historic downtown Lombard as a vibrant commercial destination. The 3-story limestone building anchoring the corner of St. Charles Road and Park Avenue was constructed in 1858 and operated as a hotel named Babcock’s Grove House (Lombard and Glen Ellyn were both known as Babcock’s Grove at the time). Fast-forward 150 years and this beautiful building enjoy life, once again, as Babcock’s Grove House... a critically-acclaimed restaurant featuring a Midwestern-inspired menu with locally sourced ingredients. The beautiful decorative tin ceiling remains inside the one-foot-thick, hand-hewn limestone walls.
Other popular downtown Lombard destinations include Bonton Martini Lounge, Marquette Kitchen and Tap, Bricks Wood-Fired Pizza, Sweet Street Candies, yoga and training studios, salons, and coffee shops. In the summer, Saturday’s ‘Cruise and Concert Evenings’ is a popular event for all ages.
Along the Butterfield Road corridor, you’ll enjoy shopping at Yorktown Center and many fine restaurants including Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse and The Capital Grille.
Elementary School District 44 serves almost all of Lombard and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence, with teachers averaging 16.5 years of experience and more than half with master’s degrees. Lombard’s thriving Park District includes Paradise Bay Water Park, an award-winning, state-of-the-art water park offering refreshing summertime fun for residents and guests.
Lombard is centered between many major expressways, and the Metra train station offers quick access to downtown Chicago.