About Clarendon Hills
The Village of Clarendon Hills is located in eastern DuPage County, west of I-294 and Route 83 and just south of I-88 and Ogden Avenue. Clarendon Hills was planned in the 1870s and subsequently incorporated in 1924. It is home to about 8,500 people and over 80 flourishing businesses.
Clarendon Hills was founded by Henry Middaugh, a well-known businessman who moved to this area 18 miles west of Chicago which was known at the time as West Hinsdale. He purchased 270 acres of land north of the established railroad, consequently making him the principal owner of Clarendon Hills property, north of the tracks. Middaugh initially used his land exclusively as a farm but vacated the area between the railroad and what is now Chicago Avenue to give way for his residence, the Middaugh Mansion. The great number of daisies accidentally planted on his property was part of the reason why Clarendon Hills was also coined as "Daisy Fields".
Clarendon Hills was named the second-best place to live in the Chicago area by West Suburban Living, topped only by neighboring Hinsdale.
Clarendon Hills provides accessibility from its station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line, which provides daily rail service between Aurora, Illinois, and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station). Pace operates connecting bus services. Currently, bus lines 663 and 664 serve Clarendon Hills.
Excellent Living in Clarendon Hills
Clarendon Hills is a well-established, prosperous west suburban Chicago community. The Village offers an excellent quality of life for residents with quality schools, high average home values, and a lively business district that includes a Metra commuter rail station. The community also includes business passageways along Ogden Avenue and 55th Street.
Clarendon Hills offers top-rated schools including Walker Elementary, Prospect Elementary, and Clarendon Hills Middle School. Newsweek Magazine ranked Hinsdale Central High School as one of the top 200 schools in the nation. Notre Dame, a private Catholic school that teaches pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, is also located in the Clarendon Hills.
Clarendon Hills maintains development through supporting investment and reinvestment in its neighborhoods and commercial districts. Clarendon Hills also has a Downtown Master Plan. It values investment in infrastructure and municipal services to make sure it will continue thriving in the coming years.