Community

Nature_community-hdr_imgThe Village of Oak Brook offers gracious, country living 20 miles west of the Chicago Loop. Oak Brook’s Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center and Graue Mill Museum are the crown jewels of the now 23,000 acre DuPage County Forest Preserve District. The district’s more than 60 miles of river and 80 miles of trails create abundant opportunities for recreation and healthy living.

The Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club is a beautiful, village owned facility on twenty secluded woodlandpolo_community-left_img acres.It is the center piece of the Oak Brook “Sports Core” which is supported by user fees and offers residents access to world class tennis, swimming and golf amenities. Additionally, the Sports Core boasts beautifully manicured sports fields and the acclaimed Oak Brook Polo Grounds, where world class polo teams have played matches every summer since 1922.

Oak Brook has it’s own school district, District 53, which includes Brook Forest Elementary (K-5) and Butler Junior High School (6-8). Students in the district matriculate to Hinsdale Central High School. Each of these schools are among the highest ranking in the nation.

tennis_community-middle_imgOak Brook enjoys one of the lowest tax rates in the country and is home to many Fortune 500 Companies, including, McDonald’s, Ace Hardware and Newell Rubbermaid. This is in addition to some nearly 2,000 small to mid-sized companies.

 

All of Oak Brook’s citizens enjoy close proximity to both O’Hare and Midway Airports as well as it’s easy access to both North/South Interstate 294 (I-294) and East/West Interstates 88, 290 and 55 (I-88, I-290 and I-55) expressways.

Oak Brook is a retail hub and is home to the famed Oak Brook Center, which opened to great fanfare in 1962, mall_community-right_imgand is still one of the largest shopping centers in the Chicagoland area. Anchor tenants include Lord and Taylor, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Oak Brook and the surrounding areas offer a multitude of opportunities for shopping, fine dining and recreation. Neighboring villages offer easy and abundant train service to downtown Chicago.