Hinsdale, IL is a western suburb (approximately 20 miles west) of downtown Chicago. Hinsdale is located mainly in DuPage County & partially in Cook County Illinois. Hinsdale is boarded by Burr Ridge, Willowbrook, Western Springs, Oak Brook and Clarendon Hills. Hinsdale has a population of 17,349 (2000 Census)
Downtown Hinsdale is a National Register Historical District
The Village of Hinsdale was originally known as Brush Hill because of the hazel bush covered prairie in the region. During the 1830s Benjamin Fuller together with his family members settled in the area north of this village alongside Salt Creek within the location that eventually grew to be Fullersburg. Near the same time frame, Frederick Graue constructed Graue Mill. The mill is now a museum as well as a forest preserve now bears the name Fullersburg. In the 1860s, when train rails were built throughout the region, William Robbins set out developing Hinsdale to the south of Fullersburg. The town appears to be named after a railway executive.
A Hinsdale Historical Society gathers and preserves the history connected with the village in the present day. The society’s head office building had been constructed in 1874 then got moved almost 30 years ago to the present park location. By using private funding as well as volunteer work, the building was indeed restored to accommodate an important museum illustrating everyday life during early Hinsdale. The society sponsors tours and also well liked children’s programs. The historic society also offers assistance with researching the history associated with village dwellings, which range from farmhouses to elegant Victorians to Craftsman to Prairie-style houses. Modern homes combine time-honored design with up-to-date features.
Whereas Hinsdale home-owners unquestionably are proud of their houses, additionally they take pride in the village’s numerous organizations and resources. The Community House is actually a nonprofit organization providing educational activities for children plus adults, counseling support and recreation and volunteer opportunities. The Hinsdale Public Library, found in the stately Memorial Building, is a popular place for children’s story times and also young adult reading groups.
Locals enjoy soccer, sled as well as benefit from beautiful wide open space on more than two hundred and twenty acres of park land, such as the 52-acre Katherine Legge Memorial Park, which also contains a club house with meeting rooms as well as the Hinsdale Center for the Arts.
Hinsdale Center for the Arts
Elementary-age children enroll in Hinsdale Elementary District 181. The high school district is Hinsdale Township High School District 86. Other noted schools include St. Isaac Jogues Catholic school as well as the Hindsale Adventist Academy.
On the corner of Washington and First streets can be found the center of elegant Hinsdale, with its elegant clothing retailers and antique shops along with a many types of restaurants from eateries to gourmet. Summertime sidewalk sales,art fairs plus a holiday hospitality day are only a some of the activities which draw visitors downtown throughout the entire year.
Hinsdale Hospital is to the west of the town and contains more than four hundred sixty beds along with 500 medical doctors. During the late 90′s, both facilities upgraded its obstetrics services.
The central business district is served by the Burlington Northern’s Metra Commuter Train line. 2 additional stops serve the west and east areas of the village. Hinsdale is close to Interstate 294, which stretches from Indiana to Wisconsin, and Interstates 88 and 55, each of which run from Chicago to points west and south. The town is on the Pace Suburban Bus System.
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(all data current as of 12/7/2013)
$575,000 : 5544 S County Line Road, HINSDALE3 beds, 3 full baths
$399,900 : 17W321 Birnam Trail, HINSDALE5 beds, 3 full baths
$369,900 : 10S225 Birnam Trail, HINSDALE4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$650,000 : 722 S Stough Street, HINSDALE3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$1,639,000 : 228 Fuller Road, HINSDALE5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
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