Glendale Heights, IL
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Glendale Heights is a great community suitable for those who want to start a family or already have children. There are a lot of opportunities for children to get involved in the community. Several events are held monthly and the Glendale Heights Sports Hub offers different activities for children like sports, dance classes, and swim classes. Within the village is a recently renovated library where children can come to read and connect with one another.

Cost of Living

Based on the average cost of living for the state of Illinois and the U.S., Glendale Heights is slightly higher. The biggest factor for the higher cost of living is the housing market, with a median home cost greater than the state average. Also, as a coveted suburb close to Chicago that offers great amenities for every age group, this contributes to the cost of living. But compared to its surrounding neighborhoods, such as Elmhurst, Glendale Heights is actually a much cheaper and more livable community.


Glendale Heights is central to almost any form of transportation. Only four miles south in Glen Ellyn is a Metra train station on the Pacific Union/West Line. The nearest major airport is twenty miles east via I-294, O’Hare International Airport. Inside of the city limits, residents and visitors have access to the Pace bus line to travel to and from their destinations. Glendale Heights also has direct access to major interstates, like I-290 that travels straight to Chicago, or I-90 that goes north to Madison, Wisconsin.


Glendale Heights has three primary grade school districts, one high school district, and one parochial school. Within Marquardt School District 15 are four elementary schools and one middle school. Queen Bee School District 16 has three elementary schools and one middle school, and Glen Ellyn School District has one elementary school. Included within Glenbard Township High School District 87 are three high schools and the sole private school is St. Matthews Parish School. For those seeking further education outside of high school, there is a local college in the nearby town of Glen Ellyn called the College of DuPage.


Aside from being near a major city full of things to do, Glendale Heights holds many entertaining events of its own to cater to its residents and those visiting the village for the first time. Every season holds a new festivity for the town to enjoy like Glendale Heights Fest held each July at Camera Park. This family-friendly event has carnival rides, live entertainment, and food booths. In the fall, Glendale Heights Oktoberfest occurs, offering authentic German food prepared by renowned Chef Wolfgang of Schnitzel Platz Restaurant. To round out this event are vendors who carry German souvenirs, hats, steins, and more.


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