Oak Brook, IL
The Chicago area's premier international corporate center, home of 5O of the fortune 500, the resplendent character of Oak Brook is perfectly fitted to the tastes of people who make international corporations grow and prosper.
Oak Brook possesses it all - magnificent homes - superior schools, unique commercial centers, the renowned Oak Brook Shopping Center, excellent recreation facilities and low taxes.
The long and wondrous history of Oak Brook is dominated by two families - the Fullers and the Butlers. The Fullers founded a small settlement. The Butlers shaped a model community. It began in 1834 with the arrival of the area's first settler, Ben Fuller and his family. Other farmers and merchants soon followed, establishing a community called Fullersburg.
The homes of Oak Brook reach to values that are well over $1 million. The Village's numerous subdivisions, many gated for maximum privacy and security are carefully planned to shield residents from the bustle of business life.
Within the community are the most comprehensive recreational facilities in the Chicagoland area The Park District consists of 140 plus acres maintaining jogging, walking and biking trails, the Sports Core (consists of 240 acres), the award winning Racquet Club, Butler National Golf Club, the Family Recreation Center and Oak Brook's famed polo field.
The neighborhoods of Oak Brook display an array of homes unparalled in the Chicago area. Ginger Creek, one of the oldest residential communities with homes overlooking a creek or golf course. Brook Forest offers tennis courts, tree-lined streets and Brook Forest Elementary School. The Midwest Club, Hunter Trails and Briarwood Lakes provide 24 hour gatehouse service ensuring optimum security for neighborhood homes all of which are valued in excess of $l million. Trinity Lakes occupies 200 acres in the northwest portion of what was once the 848 acre Mayslake Estate of Francis S. Peabody, founder of Peabody Coal Co.
Another Oak Brook landmark, the Butler estate, has been transformed into a beautiful residential community known as Old Oak Brook. The area features one acre plus lots with homes valued in excess of $1 million.
Children attend Oak Brook Elementary District 53 schools and the highly regarded Hinsdale Central High School.
The proximity to major tollways and metra's Burlington railroad as well as O'Hare and Midway airports gives Oak Brook easy access to Chicagoland and, for that matter, the world.