The Town Of Elmhurst, Illinois

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There’s a real sense of community in Elmhurst. Everyone works together – residents, business owners, civic and social organizations, city government – in making Elmhurst a great place to live and work. It maintains its smalltown ambiance while offering all the conveniences and benefits of larger towns and suburbs. Merchants know their customers by name and neighbors get together at community events. The city and chamber of commerce work closely with businesses to encourage growth and expansion.

Members of the Potawatomi Indian tribe first settled along Salt Creek, just south of present-day Elmhurst. By the 1830’s European immigrants were also staking their claims along Salt Creek. Gerry Bates, an Ohio native, formally established the community in 1842 when he claimed the area of treeless land that is now the center of Elmhurst. In 1845 the community was named Cottage Hill; it was changed to Elmhurst in 1869 for the many elm trees planted along the towns streets.

The town remained largely a farming community until the 1930’s. The population had reached nearly 15,000 and Elmhurst’s rural character was giving way to suburbia as modern-day settlers discovered the community. From 1950 to 1970 the population grew to over 50,000; with that population boom came a building boom as well – housing subdivisions, shopping centers, business and industry, schools and more.

Today, Elmhurst remains an appealing destination for residents, businesses, and visitors alike. Whether seeking a place to go for dining, shopping, recreation, and entertainment, its a place to show, with museums and other cultural diversions. Its also a place to grow, to raise a family, or build a business.

Situated 16 miles west of Chicago’s downtown Loop and just west of the DuPage/Cook County line, Elmhurst is perfectly centered within the Chicagoland area. Interstates 290 & 294 provide quick and easy access to Chicago and surrounding suburbs, as well as O’Hare Int’l and Midway Airports. I-88 connects Elmhurst to the western suburbs, and 294 connects I-94 to keep Wisconsin within easy reach.

Metra’s Union Pacific/West Line carries commuters and passengers to and from Chicago and to all points in between. Around-the-clock schedules depart from the Elmhurst station located conveniently at 128 W. First Street in the City Center. Pace busses run throughout Elmhurst’s quiet, tree-lined streets, providing access to the Metra’s station and other Elmhurst locations seven days a week.


School Address Phone Grade
Conrad Fischer Elementary Schl 15w550 Victory Pkwy, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 832-8601 Elementary Schools
Edison Elementary School 246 Fair Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-4272 Elementary Schools
Emerson Elementary School 400 N West Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-5562 Elementary Schools
Field Elementary School 295 Emroy Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-5313 Elementary Schools
Hawthorne Elementary School 145 Arthur St, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630) 834-4541 Elementary Schools
Jackson Elementary School 925 Swain Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-4544 Elementary Schools
Jefferson Elementary School 360 E Crescent Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-6261 Elementary Schools
Lincoln Elementary School 565 Fairfield Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-4548 Elementary Schools
Salt Creek School 980 Riverside Dr, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 832-6122 Elementary Schools
York Community High School 355 W Saint Charles Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 279-7529 High Schools
Bryan Middle School 111 W Butterfield Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 617-2350 Middle Schools
Churchville Junior High School 155 Victory Pkwy, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 832-8682 Middle Schools
Sandburg Middle School 345 E Saint Charles Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-4534 Middle Schools
Sandburg Middle School 345 E Saint Charles Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-4534 Middle Schools

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