Prior to European and British settlement in the Salt Creek area of DuPage and Cook Counties, the area was primarily inhabited by the Potawatomi Native Americans. In the 1830s, the region surrounding Chicago, which was nothing but a small town back then, began seeing an influx of settler from eastern states, especially New York. Most of these people were either of British or German descent, with the British settling to the south of Addison Township and the Germans settling to the north. Two of the most prominent German settlers responsible for the establishment of Elmhurst were Elisha Fish, who built a log cabin along Salt Creek, and Frederick Graue, who built a cabin along the present-day Elmhurst-Addison boundary - both of them arrived in 1934. In the ensuing decade, they would be joined by important names such as Jesse Atwater, Nicholas Torode, and Edward Eldridge. Nevertheless, it was a man named Gerry Bates who became known as the key founder of Elmhurst, since he was responsible for giving the village a sense of community and was the first one to plat lots in the area, most of which were sold to a wealthy businessman from Chicago. During the beginning of the 20th century, the area had grown exponentially, and it was decided to incorporate the community in 1910.
With Chicago only being 27 minutes away, there is a lot of potential home buyers to find attractive about owning real estate in the Elmhurst area. Of the many amenities available in the Chicago metropolitan area, there is a number of natural spaces that make living here so nice. For example, there is the 13-acre Oz Park located at 2021 North Burling Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. It features walking and biking trail and has four statues of characters from the movie Wizard of Oz. Furthermore, there are around 100,000 combined acres of protected preserve in DuPage and Cook Counties, offering everything from hiking, cycling, fishing, camping, boating, bird watching, hunting, and much more. As far as shopping goes, there is Elmhurst City Centre located at 147 North York Road, featuring a number of anchor stores and trendy restaurants. Furthermore, there are The Shops at North Bridge located at 520 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago and 900 North Michigan located in one of Chicago’s tallest buildings, featuring luxurious retail shops, fancy fashion boutiques, and fine dining establishments.
Homes for sale in the Elmhurst area reflect a myriad assortment of residential architecture commonly seen throughout the Midwest. This sort of architecture includes Traditional-style, Tudor-style, Bungalow-style, Colonial-style, Craftsman-style, European-style, and various other styles of home plans. These homes can range in size from two bedrooms, one bath, and 900 square feet to seven bedrooms, seven baths, and 7,600 square feet. Additionally, Elmhurst has a limited selection of apartments, condos, townhomes, and lots for sale. Real estate in Elmhurst is very diverse, offering something for anyone at any stage of life. Whether you’re a single professional, a newly married couple planning to raise a family, or mature adults looking for a great place to retire, Elmhurst is sure to have something that fits your needs. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Elmhurst, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
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