The Village of Lisle perfectly blends natural beauty, technology, and a thriving business base without losing its hometown appeal. Home to more than 25,000 residents and the world-renowned Morton Arboretum, Lisle is known as “The Arboretum Village.” The powerful presence of nature in this charming community energizes its people, inspires creativity, and sparks innovation.
Nestled just east of Naperville and 26 miles west of Chicago, Lisle lies in the heart of resource-rich DuPage County. It’s just far enough to retreat to a natural and peaceful setting, yet close enough to enjoy the fun of the bustling city.
Lisle is very accessible via the nearby O’Hare International and Midway Airports.
The Arboretum Village
The world-famous Morton Arboretum is a sprawling 1,700 acres of woodlands, prairies, lakes, wetlands, and meadows, with over 500 acres of parks, golf courses, and recreational facilities, and attracts 800,000 visitors each year to Lisle.
Enjoy a wide variety of year-round activities in the Arboretum including the award-winning interactive Children’s Garden, The Maze, nature classes, Theatre Hikes, and cross country skiing.
The Morton Arboretum can also provide stunning settings for meetings, receptions, and dining as well as activities for employees and visitors, making it an asset for attracting businesses to Lisle. Establishments located along the prestigious I-88 Corporate Corridor enjoy spectacular views of The Arboretum.
A Thriving Business Community
Businesses have thrived in Lisle since 1832 and the village has evolved into a thriving business-friendly community of more than 25,000 people with a wealth of resources.
Lisle lies in the center of the Illinois Research and Development Corridor, attracting major corporations and upscale hotels to service its business and community needs.
Among the major companies located in Lisle that contribute to its thriving economy are Lucent Technologies, Tellabs, Molex, IKON Office Solutions, Wallace Computer Services, Computer Associates, Budget Rent-a-Car, and AT&T.
Recent additions to Lisle’s Corporate Corridor include Navistar and SunCoke, which are both relocating their corporate headquarters to Lisle.
Lisle: The Best Place to Live
Money Magazine named Lisle as one of the top twenty “Best Places to Live in America” in 2007 and #17 on their list of the "Best Places for the Rich and Single" in 2009, citing economic opportunity and the high quality of life offered in Lisle.
“Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future" is the slogan of the Village of Lisle, which is also a historic railroad village and one of the busiest commuter rail stops.
Lisle offers residents and tourists a wide selection of restaurants and shops, numerous historical museums, and popular riverboat casinos.
Diverse Housing Options in Lisle
Buyers of Lisle homes for sale can select from a wide range of housing options including expansive executive estates, single and multi-family homes, starter homes, condominiums, townhomes, and apartments.
Lisle also has several retirement communities offering both independent and assisted living options.
As “The Arboretum Village,” Lisle is rich in mature trees and foliage, making its subdivisions more pleasant to live in.
Whatever your lifestyle or age, there will always be housing options that will meet your needs in Lisle.
Downtown Lisle is located on Ogden Avenue, a major commercial corridor that has a daily traffic count of 32,000 vehicles and is only minutes away from the world-famous Morton Arboretum.
Downtown Lisle has recently completed an award-winning renovation, transforming it into a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly retail and restaurant district nestled in the heart of the community.
Lisle is “Green By Choice”
As “The Arboretum Village,” Lisle has always been known for its natural beauty and appreciation for nature which is reflected all throughout the village, from its subdivisions to its brand promise.
Many businesses in Lisle are members of the “Green by Choice” Sustainable Business Partnership. These businesses commit to offer sustainable products and services and reduce waste to conserve precious resources for future generations. This makes Lisle the best choice for setting up sustainable businesses. These types of businesses will greatly benefit from the extensive marketing efforts conducted by Lisle which focus on nature and green initiatives.
Recreation and Events in Lisle
Lisle offers a variety of recreational options. The Bulls/Sox Training Academy offers youth the same high tech training/coaching techniques used by the Chicago Bulls and White Sox.
Some of the exciting annual events in Lisle include the Eyes to the Skies Hot Air Balloon Festival, Lights of Lisle Holiday Festival, and the French Market.
The colorful open-air French Market which opens on Saturdays attracts shoppers to downtown Lisle six months of the year.
The Lisle Park District offers a wide array of recreational options including the award-winning Sea Lion Aquatic Park, the River Bend Golf Course, and Wheatstack – a Midwestern Eatery and Tap, which features terrific golf course views.
The Benedictine Sports Complex hosts a variety of sporting and outdoor exhibitions all year long.
The bustling Downtown Lisle Train Station brings commuters into the area each day.
Four upscale hotels – the Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, and Wyndham shuttle guests to the downtown to shop and dine.
Lisle, IL Education
Two public school districts serve the school children of Lisle: the Lisle Community School District 202 and the Naperville Community School District 203. In addition, two highly regarded private schools are located in Lisle, Benet Academy (high school) and St. Joan of Arc (elementary school). Lisle’s universities attract a large student population.
Come and explore a “refreshingly different” community with world-class amenities. Lisle, “The Arboretum Village” is truly a place for all seasons.