Burr Ridge

Luxury and grandeur in the suburbs of Chicago.

Welcome to Burr Ridge

Luxury and grandeur in the suburbs of Chicago.
Nestled just a few short miles away from Chicago lies one of Illinois’ most luxurious and elegant communities. Considered one of the wealthiest towns in the area, Burr Ridge has become a go-to location for wealthy retirees from around the country who enjoy the top-notch amenities and beautiful landscape the community provides. 
Originally settled in 1834, the town went through a great many changes before becoming Burr Ridge as it’s known today. Originally a farming town, the community had humble beginnings. However, in 1969, a prominent piece of prison farmland was transformed into the Ambiance subdivision, a private, gated community filled with multimillion-dollar homes. From this point on, the village of Burr Ridge continued on this luxurious path, creating a town filled with large, one-of-a-kind homes built in a variety of architectural styles.

What to Love

  • Upscale and luxurious lifestyle  
  • A community dedicated to preserving their past
  • Energetic and active atmosphere
  • Wide range of entertainment options and activities

People & Lifestyle

Burr Ridge has gained a reputation as a retiree’s paradise, and many recently retired upper-level professionals have chosen to make this community their home. Because of this, much of the area has a distinctly prestigious and grand sense. In fact, it’s widely known as the land of the million-dollar mansions. 
Nearly half of the residents hold a master’s degree or higher, also making it one of the more educated suburbs in the area. This value of education has trickled down to the local institutions, with Burr Ridge having some of the highest-rated schools in the area. 
Additionally, many residents also place a high level of importance on maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle and take advantage of the numerous parks and walking paths within the community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

The residents of Burr Ridge are able to enjoy one of the state’s most elite culinary scenes. Restaurants such as Dao Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar provide guests with the highest quality dishes. Here you’ll be able to find delights like tempura poppers, beef tataki, and sesame shrimp prepared to perfection. Patti’s Sunrise Cafe is another local favorite serving everything from one-of-a-kind eggs benedicts to some of the best burgers around. 
Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket is world-famous for its amazing chicken meals, with people driving for miles just to get a bite. Of course, if residents are looking for something sweet to grab on the way out or back home, Kirsten’s Danish Bakery will surely have something satisfying. This bakery has been serving guests exceptional goods and authentic treats since 1989, making it a staple in the Burr Ridge community.

Things to Do

Residents of Burr Ridge enjoy some of the most luxurious entertainment opportunities and amenities available. Burr Ridge Village Center allows residents to shop exclusive brands including Sophia Forero, J. Jill, and White House Black Market. Take a good look at their events page, where you’ll find information on all their upcoming activities and their highly regarded farmers market. 
Concerts on the Green is an annual summer concert series where local residents and visitors alike can enjoy fun music and delicious street vendors, who provide snacks and refreshments to keep you cool all night long. 
Additionally, Burr Ridge has some of the most splendid parks in the area, including Harvester Park, which offers miles of walking paths and recreational areas for residents to enjoy.


While the majority of the Burr Ridge community are retired, the public and private schools in the area are among the best in the state. A few institutions worth mentioning include: