Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
28 Minutes to Chicago Loop
27 Minutes to O’Hare Airport
29 Minutes to Midway Airport
Founded by famed sportsman and captain of industry Paul Butler, Oak Brook has evolved into a thriving, sophisticated community. A modern commercial and retail base is complemented by abundant woodlands, ponds, streams, gently rolling hills and stately executive homes on tree-lined streets.
Express rail service connects with the Chicago Loop in about 22 minutes from the nearby Hinsdale station. From Elmhurst, ride-time to the Northwestern Station is also under one half-hour. Three major arteries pass through or near Oak Brook: the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and the Tri-State (I-294) and East-West (I-88) Tollways.
Eight school districts serve the Oak Brook community. Most elementary students attend schools in District 53, where scores are consistently above the 90th percentile in national testing. Area high schools include Hinsdale Central (District 86), Downers Grove North (District 99) and York High School in Elmhurst (District 205).
Numerous upscale department stores including Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales Home Store, Marshall Field’s and Nordstrom, as well as a wide variety of smaller high quality stores, have contributed to Oak Brook Center’s growing reputations as Chicagoland’s premiere shopping site.
An avid polo player, Paul Butler was responsible for the polo field, which is home to the Butler National Polo Tournament. The village-owned Oak Brook Golf Club, sprawling 1800 acre Fullersburg Park, and the Oak Brook Sports Core with tennis and soccer facilities are popular recreational options for residents. The Park District coordinates numerous seasonal activities for the enjoyment of all age groups.
Hinsdale Hospital has 459 beds and over 500 physicians specializing in cancer care and comprehensive rehabilitation. LaGrange Memorial Hospital also serves the Oak Brook community with 274 beds and a medical staff of over 375. Specialties include the heart, cancer, and senior care.
Places of Worship
Most major denominations are served in Oak Brook or surrounding communities.