Glen Ellyn

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In 1891, Glen Ellyn, advertised as Chicago's newest suburb and health resort, became the village's official name; it was incorporated on May 10, 1892. The large Lake Glen Ellyn Hotel opened in 1892, the same year much of the business district was destroyed by fire. Fourteen years later, the hotel was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

By World War I, Glen Oak Country Club served the Oak Park and Glen Ellyn communities, and in 1922 the first Glenbard high school was built.

The town went through several names, including Babcock's Grove (named for three brothers that settled there), DuPage Center, Stacy's Corners (after the Stacy family), Newton's Station, Danby (after Danby, Vermont, a local landowner's birthplace), Prospect Park, and finally Glen Ellyn. The name Glen Ellyn is based on the Welsh version of the name of the then–village president Thomas E. Hill's wife Ellen, preceded by glen, referring to the local geography.

The Village of Glen Ellyn is a suburb of Chicago, and it lies about 25 miles (40 km) to the west of the city. According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 6.77 square miles (17.5 km2), of which 6.61 square miles (17.1 km2) (or 97.64%) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) (or 2.36%) is water.


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Glen Ellyn Market Watch


Schools Make a Difference in Glen Ellyn...

High Schools

Glenbard South High School Report Card

Glenbard West High School Report Card

Elementary Schools

CCSD 89 Report Card

Glen Ellyn SD 41 Report Card


Delicious Dining Options in Glen Ellyn...

Zomato ~ Glen Ellyn

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Commuting into Chicago Made Easy with Public Transportation...

Union Pacific ~ West Line Schedule


Shopping in Glen Ellyn...

Regional and Local Shopping Options Just Minutes Away

Oakbrook Center

Yorktown Center



Shopping for Food in the Area...


Standard Market



Trader Joe's


Special Events and Activities in Glen Ellyn...

Glen Ellyn Special Events

Glen Ellyn Park District


Glen Ellyn History...

Based on information submitted to the MRED as of Jul 15, 2020 11:19:am. All data is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MRED. MRED supplied Open House information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.

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