Spacious, modern housing with an easy commute to Chicago.
With its beautifully tree-dotted neighborhoods, the village of Woodridge has long drawn prospective homeowners to its streets in search of spacious homes on large plots that are still within commuting distance from Chicago. Located near a branch of the River DuPage, Woodridge boasts abundant natural beauty with many public parks and green spaces in the village itself and its surroundings. As a relatively young development, the population of Woodridge is growing gradually as new homes and living spaces come on the market. As such, the homes in the area are very sought after by professionals and young families alike.
Founded by housing developer Albert Kaufman in the mid-1900s, the village experienced a boom in new businesses and residential properties after its incorporation in 1959. Today, the village boasts a varied real estate market with everything from low-maintenance townhouses to opulent mansions. Finding such varied realty prospects within minutes of Chicago is one of the village’s strongest draws for those in search of accessible city life without actually living in the city.
Woodridge is home to many professionals and young families who chose the village for its outdoor recreation spaces, small-town feel, and easy access to Chicago. With a young population intermixed with retirees, the downtown entertainment and dining scenes are lively and popular among the locals. With over 21 miles of bike paths, two golf courses, and 650 acres of open space, the Woodridge lifestyle revolves around the outdoors and enjoying all that nature has to offer.
Typical of many suburban Chicago communities, Woodridge entertainment and dining revolves around local breweries and taprooms. One such venue is the Ike & Oak Brewing Company, which brings friends and neighbors together to enjoy unique craft beers and freshly made artisan pizza. If you’re looking for a bustling hip joint for an after-work gettogether, Ike & Oak is the place to be. Should you be in the mood for something meaty tucked between bread, Doggie Diner hits all the right spots with its sandwiches, gyros, hamburgers, and hotdogs. This casual diner is a great spot for families or those in search of an easy and delicious bite to eat in a laidback environment.
For Italian food lovers, Clara’s serves up fantastic comfort food like pizzas, pasta, and a great wine selection in a cozy, relaxed cafe. And, for those searching for a classic diner atmosphere to enjoy a hearty meal, no one in Woodridge does it better than Steven’s.
Many of the best things to do in Woodridge involve outdoor activities. One local favorite for a day out in the sun is the Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park. This bayou-themed waterpark brings all the very best of summer vacation fun to one colorful destination. From thrilling waterslides to a spray playground, Cypress Cove has something to keep everyone smiling. Should you prefer a thrill that lets you stay dry, the Seven Bridges Ice Arena is open all year for public skating sessions, figure skating and ice hockey lessons for kids, and regularly hosted team league events.
For a game on a magnificent golf course, no Chicagoland destination offers more than the Seven Bridges Golf Club. The course’s clubhouse regularly hosts themed events and is home to two onsite restaurants to unwind after a spirited game. Another popular outdoor event, the Woodridge Jubilee, brings families from all over the village to enjoy open-air music, carnival rides, and mouthwatering food.
Despite being a village, Woodridge offers access to several well-received educational opportunities, including:
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