Located in DuPage County, Illinois, Glen Ellyn is one of the most affluent villages in the suburbs of Chicago. Like many of the communities surrounding Chicago, its history dates back to early the mid-1830s when Deacon Churchill and his wife Mercy traveled by horse-drawn wagon to the area now known as modern-day Glen Ellyn, where they chose to build their log cabin along the East Branch of the DuPage River. Around a year later in 1835, Moses Stacy, a veteran of the War of 1812, arrived in Glen Ellyn and built a home that acted as a sort of boarding house for travelers passing through the area. In 1846, Stacy built a new home that had a wayside inn connected to it. Today, it’s located at Geneva Road and Main Street and is considered to be one of Glen Ellyn’s historical sites, and is in the National Register of Historic Places. The Galena and Chicago Union Railroad was built in 1849, with the railroad station becoming the center of Glen Ellyn. Then in 1891, Glen Ellyn became Chicago’s trendiest suburb and health resort town. One year after that, it was officially incorporated under the name Glen Ellyn, though it had initially been named Babcock's Grove at one point in time for three brothers who had settled in the area before other settlers.
Potential home buyers are attracted to real estate in Glen Ellyn for numerous reasons, the foremost being it’s proximity to Chicago with all of its amenities. Besides that, residents of Glen Ellyn enjoy the many natural spaces throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. You can escape to the Morton Arboretum located 16 minutes away via South Park Boulevard at 4100 Illinois 53 in Lisle, Illinois. It’s a beautiful public garden and outdoor museum complete with a library, herbarium, and is home to the Center for Tree Science. Then there is the 500-acre Cantigny Park located less than 10 minutes from Glen Ellyn and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. It also features the Cantigny Golf Club which was designed by Robert Packard and is owned by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. It’s 300 acres and offers 27 holes on beautiful greens. In addition to the many parks, gardens, and preserves in the area, there is an array of educational venues like the First Division Museum at Cantigny located at 1s151 Winfield Road in Wheaton, featuring interactive exhibits and displays introducing visitors to the colorful history First Infantry Division’s. Then there is Lincoln Marsh situated at Harrison Ave & Pierce Avenue in Wheaton, an urban sanctuary with prairies and woodlands, offering visitors interactive educational programs and various recreational activities. If you’re looking for shopping and dining in the Glen Ellyn area, residents have some shopping centers to choose from, such as Town Square Wheaton located only seven minutes away at 271 Town Square in Wheaton.
Homes for sale in the Glen Ellyn area reflect a myriad assortment of residential architecture commonly seen throughout the Midwest. These sorts of construction include 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 three bedrooms, two baths, and 1,700 square feet to seven bedrooms, four bedrooms, and 4,600 square feet. Additionally, Glen Ellyn has a large selection of townhomes and condos for sale ranging in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 950 square feet to three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 2,500 square feet. Furthermore, there are plenty of lots for sale in Glen Ellyn for those who would like to build their home from the ground up. If you’re interested in learning more about available properties in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, please contact us today for further information.
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