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Living in Glen Ellyn, IL

Located 23 miles due west of downtown Chicago, Glen Ellyn is a suburb of 27,450 located in the heart of DuPage County.

Glen Ellyn was first settled in the mid 1830s. The wayside inn Stacy’s Tavern was built in 1846 and became an important stop for settlers migrating west, regional travelers going between Chicago and Galena, and local farmers going to Chicago. The railroad arrived in the mid 1850s, and with the installment of passenger service, demand for Stacy’s Tavern as a rest stop was substantially reduced. However, the railroad enabled the town to grow and prosper, and many homes and shops were built over the remainder of the 19th Century. The Village of Glen Ellyn was officially incorporated in 1882. In 1889, the glen that ran through the town was dammed to form Lake Ellyn, and the area near the lake became a popular vacation destination. Glen Ellyn continued to grow throughout the 20th Century. Glen Ellyn is known as the “Village of Volunteers” and includes many churches and community organizations that contribute heavily to the pride of the community. As a testament to the community’s nickname, Glen Ellyn’s fire department remains all-volunteer, after more than 100 years in service.

Glen Ellyn continues to pride its history. The Glen Ellyn Historical Society was established in 1969 and Stacy’s Tavern was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and remains the only tavern in Illinois from that time period that is still standing on its original foundation. It was opened up as a museum to the public in 1976. Glen Ellyn’s historic downtown area along Main Street was also added to the National Register and includes several historic homes and a mixture of independent shops and restaurants, as well as the historic Glen Theater. In the center of downtown is Glen Ellyn’s Metra train station, along the Union Pacific West Line, which provides convenient commuter rail service to downtown Chicago. Many festivals throughout the year bring additional people to Glen Ellyn, including holiday parades, the Festival of the Arts, and the Taste of Glen Ellyn. Glen Ellyn’s downtown remains a popular destination for people from throughout the Chicago area.

Glen Ellyn also benefits from convenient highway access, as Interstate 355 runs along the community’s eastern edge, while Interstate 88 is less than three miles south of town, providing easy access between the village and the rest of the Chicagoland area. Illinois Route 38 runs east-west in the southern part of town and includes several retail stores. In addition, four Pace Bus routes serve the area.

Glen Ellyn schools include two high schools (Glenbard West and South), two middle schools, and seven elementary schools. Greatschools.org ranked Glen Ellyn schools 9 out of 10, based on public test scores, while Glen Ellyn’s high schools rank among the best in the state. Several private schools can also be found in the village. In addition, the College of DuPage is located in the southern section of town and serves the greater DuPage County area. Serving 31,000 students, it is the largest single-campus community college in the nation outside of California.

Glen Ellyn enjoys a fine parks system, with more than 20 parks, an outdoor aquatic facility, four recreational buildings, as well as beautiful Lake Ellyn. The Glen Ellyn Park District provides a wide range of recreational programs and services year-round to citizens. In addition, two regional bicycle trails—the Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western Trail—run through Glen Ellyn, offering immense opportunities for walking, jogging, and bicycling. The indoor ice arena, Center Ice of DuPage, offers public ice skating, figure skating, ice skating lessons, ice hockey, and other such ice sporting activities. Glen Ellyn’s urban forestry program is top-notch, as the village has been named a Tree City USA for 26 years and was named a Sterling Community in 2004. For golf enthusiasts, Glen Ellyn includes both the public facility Village Links of Glen Ellyn and the private Glen Oak Country Club. Glen Ellyn also has a bustling arts community, with several symphonies, theater groups, and galleries concentrated in the village. The annual Festival of the Arts showcases Glen Ellyn’s thriving arts scene.

Glen Ellyn Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 44 homes for sale in Glen Ellyn, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
98% Single Family and 2% Condo.

98% Single Family
2% Condo

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 44
Average Home Size 2,814 ft² / 261 m²
Price Range ($100,000 - $2,690,000)

Weather in Glen Ellyn

The average high temperatures in Glen Ellyn range from 30 in January to 85 in July

Average home income in Glen Ellyn

The average household income of a Glen Ellyn resident is $130,552 with an average home value of $408,975

Population of Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn has 39,523 residents.

Home ownership in Glen Ellyn

The average level of home ownership in Glen Ellyn is 76%.

Education breakdown of Glen Ellyn

Education levels of residents of Glen Ellyn include: highschool 13%, associate 6%, bachelor 36%, graduate 24%.

Households in Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn has 14,706 homes, built on average 52 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 44 homes for sale in Glen Ellyn. These homes are comprised of Single Family and Condo. The average list price of these property results is 672,890. Prices are shown as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Glen Ellyn please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 44 homes for sale in Glen Ellyn, IL are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Glen Ellyn area. Member brokerages representing the 44 homes include Baird & Warner and @properties.