Welcome to Oak Brook
The heart of community and business right outside Chicago.
If you’re searching for a community that can give you a sense of peace with easy access to everything Chicago has to offer, look no further than Oak Brook. This bustling, thriving community has become the it-spot for the young, up-and-coming workforce who are looking to build a home to suit their careers and lifestyles.
While the town has had residents since the mid-1800s, it was not officially incorporated until 1958. Since this time, the community has experienced tremendous growth, becoming a hub for residential and industrial development alike.
The many advantages of the area have made it ideal for a younger, more affluent crowd, resulting in a vibrant, fun community. The area is filled with an eclectic collection of different home styles, including six-bedroom mansions and smaller colonial estates.
What to Love
- Vibrant, professional, young community
- Large-scale lifestyle
- Easy commute to multiple big business headquarters
- Numerous entertainment opportunities and annual events
People & Lifestyle
Oak Brook is a community built by young professionals for young professionals, so it has an affluent and prestigious atmosphere. In fact, many homeowners in the area earn well over $100,000 annually, which has resulted in the addition of a number of luxurious amenities, including a bath and tennis club, golf club, and world-class public library.
Many Oak Brook residents frequently commute to and from Chicago. While the community itself is situated near a number of federal and state highways for easy access to the city, there are also a variety of public transit options available to make commutes quick and easy.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The culinary scene and shopping districts in the area are a direct reflection of the dynamic population living in Oak Brook. Roka Akor
is a definite favorite among local residents, serving guests the highest quality steaks, seafood, and sushi in the area. J. Alexander’s
is another Oak Brook hot spot serving delectable dishes such as slow-roasted prime rib, Carolina crab cakes, and cold water salmon.
Oak Brook Center
is one of the best shopping centers in all of Illinois, featuring shops such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Brooks Brothers, and Louis Vuitton. Of course, if you find yourself getting a little hungry while you’re there, stop by Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill
. Here you’ll find exceptional New York strips, bacon-wrapped scallops, and the most delicious macaroni and cheese.
Things to Do
While Oak Brook residents certainly appreciate their proximity to the city life of Chicago, they are equally as dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the community around them. The Oak Brook Park District
makes sure that residents have access to high-quality amenities such as a family recreation center, family aquatic center, and a fitness center in addition to many other activities throughout the parks.
The Morton Arboretum
is dedicated to ensuring that the natural beauty of the area is maintained year after year, holding youth and adult programs in order to educate residents of Oak Brook about the importance of trees and other plant life.
The Graue Mill and Museum
is another great place to visit, especially with the family. A working waterwheel grist mill, this museum is committed to building a bridge between the past and today, helping local residents understand the world that their own was built upon.
The community of Oak Brook works to ensure that every child in the community has access to the highest quality education possible. Some schools worthy of note include: