Luxury living in an energetic city near Chicago.

Welcome to Elmhurst

Tree-lined, vibrant, and bustling with activity, Elmhurst is a city that lies only 18 miles west of Chicago and has been drawing real estate buyers and investors to its bright streets for years. Chosen as one of the best places to live in Illinois, Elmhurst is home to many young professionals and families who work in the city or nearby Chicago and prefer Elmhurst for its hometown feel and friendly community. 

The earliest settlers of the Elmhurst area were the Potawatomi Native American people. In 1836, the first European-American immigrants arrived and started a community that would develop and boom into the city of Elmhurst as it is today. Many globally renowned architects have designed homes in Elmhurst, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Coincidentally Elmhurst is the only city in America with houses designed by these architects. Today, the homes in Elmhurst are typically built in Edwardian, Prairie, and Spanish Revival styles. 

What to Love

  • Home to many beautiful houses designed by well-known architects
  • Excellent schools and a nearby university
  • Sought after real estate market
  • Proximity to Chicago
  • Energetic downtown with many restaurants and stores

Local Lifestyle

Once recognized as one of the top ten towns for families in America, Elmhurst is a city with many sides. From quiet residential streets to lively avenues in the city center, the community differs just as greatly as the landscape. Home to many families and young professionals, Elmhurst has developed into a bustling city that offers residents much to see and do within its borders. This has resulted in an active community making the most of Elmhurst’s beautiful parks, shopping district, and trendy cafes. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Elmhurst prides itself on providing anything its residents may need to satisfy their food, shopping, and entertainment desires. For those who love winding down with a good cold beer, the Elmhurst Brewing Company is a longstanding favorite among locals for its high-quality craft beer, its eclectic interior design, and its delicious bar-style food. For authentic Italian food unlike any other, Francesca’s Amici serves up a storm of incredible dishes that will transport you to the streets of Rome with every bite. Should you be a fervent breakfast-lover, a visit to the Stray Hen Cafe, with its biscuits and gravy, and unbelievably good coffee, will hit all the right notes. 

In the shopping regions of Elmhurst, one of the most popular local stores remains the Elmhurst Photo Boutique, which specializes in creating personalized gifts and bringing all those special moments caught on camera to life. Another staple is the Elmhurst City Centre shopping mall, home to specialty shops, boutiques, spas, and great dining spots. 

Things to Do

There’s plenty to do and see for everyone in Elmhurst, from the beautiful Elmhurst Art Museum, with its regular exhibits and events, to the Wilder Park Conservatory, which is home to a beautiful botanical garden and indoor conservatory. Hikers and mountain bikers rejoice as Elmhurst is also home to the popular Prairie Path, with over 62 miles of biking, hiking, horse riding, and running trails. And for those who enjoy a good old laidback music festival, the Rock the Block Party brings two full days of live music, food, and drinks to Elmhurst’s town center for the whole family to enjoy. 


Although located within 30 minutes of Chicago, Elmhurst holds up very well when it comes to its own schools and higher education opportunities. Some of the top Elmhurst institutions include: 

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