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The Village of Glen Ellyn, located in the heart of DuPage County, is uniquely positioned for businesses looking to open and thrive in a vibrant, prosperous community.  Home to the College of DuPage and close to many Fortune 500 companies, Glen Ellyn households have an average household income of over $140,000 and a median disposable income of around $99,000 – the right customers for your business.
Glen Ellyn Demographic Profile
In addition to the more than 100 shops and 265,000 square feet of storefront inventory, downtown Glen Ellyn offers solid density of existing businesses and prime retail space for new business activity.  Along Roosevelt Road, where over 45,000 vehicles pass through daily, offers over 715,000 square feet of commercial space.  North of the downtown, Stacy’s Corners serves as the Village’s original commercial center and sees over 20,000 commuters daily.  With a highly educated workforce, suburb location and high quality of life, it’s no wonder Glen Ellyn is “The Jewel of the Western Suburbs.”
Village Profile
Great Location
The Village of Glen Ellyn is optimally located 23 miles west of downtown Chicago at the geographic enter of affluent DuPage County, Illinois. The maps provided in this section include a regional map showing our location in the Chicago metro area, the official Village street map, and access to maps with driving directions to our 3 business districts.

Visit our Business Districts Map page for the location of the three business districts and property address maps for each business district.  Visit our Downtown Map & Parking for a visual overview of downtown parking for shoppers and visitors and key downtown landmarks.

Major Automotive Arteries Serving Glen Ellyn

North Avenue (State Route 64) Roosevelt Road (State Route 38) Butterfield Road (State Route 56)
State Route 53 North-South Tollway (I-355)
Easy Access (just minutes away)
East-West Tollway (I-88, and the “High-Tech” Corridor) Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) Tri-State Tollway (I-294)
O’Hare International Airport, 20 miles northeast, 30-45 minutes Midway Airport, 24 miles southeast, 45 minutes DuPage Airport, general aviation, 15 minutes west
Metra Trains
Downtown Glen Ellyn has one of the busiest commuter rail stations on the Union Pacific West Line providing a convenient 36-minute trip to and from Chicago’s Loop business district during rush hour.  METRA train access to Glen Ellyn is a smart and fun alternative for shoppers, diners, theater-goers, business people and visitors from neighboring communities and the city of Chicago. Click Here for the schedule of METRA trains servicing downtown Glen Ellyn.
Suburban PACE Buses
Services commuters using Glen Ellyn’s METRA rail station from neighboring communities. Click Here for bus routes and schedules.
Illinois Prairie Path
The regional Illinois Prairie Path runs parallel to the Metra/Union Pacific rail line. This recreational trail links Glen Ellyn with its east-west neighbors and brings bicycle and pedestrian traffic through the center of Glen Ellyn’s downtown business district with immediate proximity to shops, restaurants and services. Click Here for a map of the regional trail. 
Quality of Life
The Village of Glen Ellyn has everything you could ask for.  Glen Ellyn takes pride in its numerous accomplishments and innovations, rich history, active business community and robust economic development initiatives, successful education community, and thriving cultural amenities.  The Village of Glen Ellyn offers an authentic and ideal reflection of what a community is and aspires to be in the future – a “Jewel of the Western Suburbs.”

Our close proximity 23 miles west of Chicago has kept Glen Ellyn a bustling entity for residents, businesses and visitors alike, but it has maintained focus on independent growth with its own identity and achieved its status as an award-winning “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine.  The Village of Glen Ellyn has a quality of life that is unusual for a Village including its cultural, entertainment and recreation opportunities unique to the area.

More Quality of Life Information


In 1975, the Village of Glen Ellyn adopted the council-manager form of government.  A President and six Trustees are elected at large to serve four year staggered terms and are responsible for formulating policy, approving the budget and levying taxes.  A professional Village Manager is responsible for hiring staff and implementing Village Board policies.

The Village of Glen Ellyn is home to the DuPage Medical Group Glen Ellyn Clinic, and offers convenient access to:


Central DuPage Hospital (Wheaton, IL)


Advocate Good Sumaritan Hospital (Downers Grove IL)


Glen Oaks Medical Center (Glendale Heights, IL)


Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (Elmhurst, IL)



The choices for life-long learning and skill building are easily accessible and abundant in Glen Ellyn.  Children and adults have many options for training and earning degrees from the award-winning school districts in Glen Ellyn, the prestigious College of DuPage, and other area colleges and universities.  Take a look to see the many learning opportunities that a wait.

District 41 – Glen Ellyn
District 89 – Glen Ellyn
College of DuPage
Wheaton College
Benedictine University
Elmhurst College
North Central College


Over 31 well-equipped parks are designed to satisfy individual and family recreation desires.  Glen Ellyn also houses an over 7,200 yard 18-hole championship golf course at the newly renovated Village Links.  Residents also have access to the Illinois Prairie Path used for running, cycling, hiking that stretches for over 50 miles through DuPage and surrounding counties.  Additionally, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage Countyoffers more than 25,000 acres in 60 forest preserve sites

From urban, suburban, historical, and everything in between – Glen Ellyn has a neighborhood and home just for you!  You can buy spacious, multi-bedroom home, sleek city condo, or townhome with a rooftop deck.  Regardless of your taste or interest, Glen Ellyn has the right housing stock for any family.

The strong base of arts organizations, individual artists, and community events sets Glen Ellyn a part from our neighbors.  The Harold D. McAninch Arts Center on the campus of College of DuPage draws nationally recognized performers in music, dance, and drama.  The Village also hosts annual arts festivals such as the Festival of the Arts celebration and Jazz in Glen Ellyn.  We know that the arts in Glen Ellyn will continue to grow stronger, attracting more and more admirers.

Additional Glen Ellyn Attractions:
  • Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn – This organization promotes downtown businesses in Glen Ellyn by hosting a variety of special events throughout the year.
  • Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce – The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce provides resources and support to businesses in the Glen Ellyn community and hosts a variety of community-wide events throughout the year.
  • Glen Ellyn Historical Society – The Glen Ellyn Historical Society operates Stacy’s Tavern and Museum and provides a variety of programs, events, and services geared focused on the preservation and celebration of Glen Ellyn’s rich history.
Glen Ellyn Civic Center
Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
535 Duane St. Glen Ellyn IL. 60137
(630) 469 5000
©Village of Glen Ellyn, IL