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Glen Ellyn Real Estate

Welcome to Glen Ellyn!  Glen Ellyn is about 30 miles west of Chicago.


Glen Ellyn History

The first landowner in Glen Ellyn was Deacon Winslow Churchill in 1834.  In 1889 residents of the area built a dam in a nearby stream and created Lake Glen Ellyn.  In 1891 Glen Ellyn was advertised as Chicago’s newest suburb and health resort.  It was incorporated in 1892.


Population: 27,761


Arts/ Entertainment: Things To Do

The Glen Ellyn Park District has about 27 different parks.


Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center

Main Street Recreation Center

Spring Avenue Recreation Center

School of Rock Glen Ellyn



Holes & Knolls Miniature Golf Course

Lake Ellyn Boathouse

Splash Park at Maryknoll Park


Local Transit


Glen Ellyn has a Metra Union Pacific/ West Line (Elburn to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago).


Roads/ Highways

The main roads in Glen Ellyn are Roosevelt Rd (east-west) and Highway 53 (north-south).  Glen Ellyn is also conveniently located next to I-355, which gives commuters easy access to Chicago and other areas.


Glen Ellyn’s Educational Opportunities

Grades K-8

Glen Ellyn School District 41

Community School District 89


High School

Glenbard Township High School District 87


Higher Education

College of DuPage


Glen Ellyn Area Healthcare

Adventist GlenOaks Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital