Willowbrook

Named for native stands of burr oaks and willows weeping along a creek, the villages of Burr Ridge and Willowbrook maintain a distinctively small-town character set against a beautiful backdrop of ponds, wetlands and picturesque streams.

Located 19 miles southwest of Chicago along major thoroughfares, Burr Ridge and Willowbrook offer residents and businesses top-rated schools, thriving business centers, wonderfully maintained parks, close proximity to transportation hubs and Chicago’s cultural events, and beautiful homes situated in peaceful neighborhoods. Once small rural communities, with just a few hundred of residents before incorporation in the late 1950s, Burr Ridge and Willowbrook have grown to include a combined population of almost 19,000.

Burr Ridge was ranked fourth out of more than 150 suburbs rated as the most livable suburbs by the Chicago Sun Times, and as the 202nd wealthiest town in America by Worth magazine. These well-planned communities have carefully preserved the best features of their natural surroundings while creating viable and growing commercial centers and beautifully maintained residential neighborhoods for the businesses and families that reside here.

Village residents and businesses benefit from easy-to-access arterial roads and highways that connect with Chicago, neighboring towns, and a variety of nearby attractions. Just a short merge away, Stevenson Expressway (I-55), the Tri-State Tollway (294), and Illinois Hwy 83 provide convenient and direct routes to O’Hare International Airport 21 miles to the north; Chicago 19 miles to the northeast; and Midway Airport 12 miles to the east.

Commuters and day visitors enjoy worry-free rides to Chicago on Burlington Northern trains, which arrive and depart almost hourly on weekdays, from stations in nearby Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, and Western Springs. Pace Bus provides a Park-n-Ride service which enables commuters to leave their cars at County Line Shopping Center in Burr Ridge and hitch a bus ride to the Hinsdale train station or ride the bus all the way to Chicago’s Loop.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Gower West School 7650 Clarendon Hills Rd, Willowbrook, IL 60527 (630) 323-6446 Elementary Schools
Hinsdale Central High School W 55th & S Grant St, Willowbrook, IL 60527 (630) 887-1340 High Schools
Westview Hills Middle School 630 65th St, Willowbrook, IL 60527 (630) 963-1450 Middle Schools