As is the common narrative with most American cities, the piece of land that constitutes modern-day Oakbrook Terrace had been inhabited by various indigenous tribes for hundreds if not thousands of years prior to the arrival of French explorers in the late 17th century. Some historical accounts suggest the ancient ancestors of the Potawatomi peoples lived here as far back as 5,000 years ago. During the first half of the 19th century, the last of the Potawatomi were pushed out by an influx of English and German settlers. In 1887, a man by the name of Albert Knapp built a cheese factory and combination creamery at present-day Butterfield and Summit Roads. In those days, before these two streets existed, people called the area “The Corner.” In addition to that, the community that sprang up around “The Corner” was originally called Utopia by locals in the 1880s and up until 1959 when the name was changed to Oakbrook Terrace. In the 1970s, the Chicago suburb would experience its most significant residential growth as almost half of its houses were built during this time. Subsequent to that, Oakbrook Terrace went through a commercial growth spurt, with the 31-story Oakbrook Terrace Tower, Drury Lane Theatre, and Lincoln Centre built between the 1980s and 1990s. By the time the 21st century rolled around, most of the area’s commercial and residential districts had grown to full maturity.
Among the long list of factors that make owning a home in Oakbrook Terrace so appealing, most residents would probably agree the number one point is living only 58 minutes away from Chicago, one of America’s most famous cities. From the Big Screen to syndicated television shows; from Major League Sports teams to some of the world’s tallest buildings; from its historical people to its historical events, the Chicago metropolitan area offers a little something from everyone, no matter what their age, ethnicity, or spiritual background. Nevertheless, it’s important not to overlook the many natural spaces found throughout. Oakbrook Terrace is a part of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, which encompasses 25,000 acres with 31 natural and man-made lakes, 1,450 picnic tables, 145 miles of trails that support activities ranging from cross-country skiing, horseback riding, off-road bicycling, hiking, fishing, camping, birdwatching, and picnicking. One of these natural spaces is Morton Arboretum located at 4100 Illinois 53 in Lisle, Illinois. It includes the Center for Tree Science and the educational outdoor museum with a herbarium and library.
Available real estate in Oakbrook Terrace reflects the sort of residential architecture commonly found throughout the Midwest. The styles of single-family homes for sale in Oakbrook Terrace include Colonial, European, Ranch, Prairie, Traditional, and Cottage. In addition to that, you can find a variety of custom-built homes that offer unique floor plans and special features not commonly found in the average home. On average, homes in Oakbrook Terrace range in size from three bedrooms, one bath, and 870 square feet to five bedrooms, four baths, and 3,900 square feet. If you’re looking for something offering maintenance-free living, there is a limited selection of condos, apartments, and townhomes for sale in Oakbrook Terrace ranging in size from two bedroom, two baths, and 1,800 square feet to three bedrooms, four baths, and 2,200 square feet. If you would like to know more about Oakbrook Terrace real estate, please don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can assist you.
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