Where architectural elegance meets old-world charm
An affluent, suburban village located 20 miles west of Downtown Chicago, Hinsdale serves up remarkable convenience and luxe amenities in a picturesque setting tucked away from the big-city commotion. Its accessibility from two major highways, blue-ribbon elementary schools, and historic downtown bursting with charming businesses has made Hinsdale one of Chicago's premier destinations for families.
Established in the mid-1800s, Hinsdale quickly emerged into a cosmopolitan retreat desired by the middle class for its natural beauty, hometown charm, and architectural splendor. Home to 130 acres of lush parkland, and a 20-minute metra commute from downtown to Chicago, locals cherish their close community of successful business people and professionals, nourishing Hinsdale's refined charisma and a strong sense of community.
Historical homes and modern mansions speckle the red, cobblestone streets of this beautiful town, posing a vast array of high-style architecture, the most common of which are classic colonial revivals, craftsman bungalows, shingles, and American Foursquares. Some of these structures precede the early 1930s, and others were designed by genius architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Among Hinsdale's structural masterpieces, the Jameson Sotheby's office stands out as an incredible architectural building with a resplendent glass and brick exterior.
What to Love
- The highly-rated school system
- Vibrant community events and celebrations
- Charming, tree-lined streets with a homely feel
- Abundant amenities at arm's reach
A tight-knit community of highly educated business people and professionals who commute to jobs spread out across the Chicago Metropolitan Area, Hinsdale offers terrific accessibility to the city and nearby suburbs, while granting residents an idyllic suburban escape every time they return. With all elementary schools flaunting the blue ribbon recognition, it's easy to see why families gravitate to this pleasant neighborhood.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The heart of the village is downtown, where locals run their errands and hang out with family and friends. This lovely town has something to please every palate.
Pick from a fine selection of wine at Hinsdale Wine Shop, and stop into J.McLaughlin to fill your wardrobe with colorful belts and new bags. Treat yourself to scrumptious sushi and cocktails at Nabuki, a fine contemporary spot for high-end Japanese cuisine prepared from both modern and traditional methods, and kick back in a cozy seat at Vistro Prime for the juiciest steak, tasty margherita pizza, and pan-roasted salmon.
Need to grab fresh fruits and veggies? Stop by Kramers Foods. Touch up your personal style with a visit to Sweet William, a women's clothing store offering on-trend fashion pieces, jewelry, and leather goods, or revamp your living room with luxury home decor from Marcus. If you have an exciting event coming up soon, no one makes patisseries better than Toni's, so be sure to stop in for your picnic pastries, baguette sandwiches, and wedding cakes!
Things to Do
Head out for a family picnic at Katherine Legge Memorial Park, which sprawls across 52 acres replete with shady trees, athletic fields, mini-golf, and a playground for kids. The historic Lodge at the park is a popular venue for weddings, and many couples do photoshoots on the green oasis surrounding this English-style building. Play a tennis match with friends at Pierce Park, or go ice skating in winter at Burns Field.
Summer brings on everyone's favorite weeks of live music at the Uniquely Thursdays concert series, where various performers take the stage in Burlington Park. Be sure to grab some organic produce at the Farmers Market every Monday from June through October. If you're a fitness enthusiast, wake up for yoga sessions at Inner Jasmine, or lap it up in the Community swimming pool. Hinsdale has you covered for every need.
Hinsdale is served by the Hinsdale Central Consolidated School District 181, renowned for its prestigious, high-performing schools. All elementary schools in the neighborhood are ranked national blue ribbon schools. A few of the coveted academic institutions include:
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