Living in Glen Ellyn-Experience the Best of Both Worlds 

For anyone considering buying a home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, this village can be neatly summed up in 5 words: ‘The best of both worlds. At just 6.93 square miles it has the close-knit feel you would expect in a village of this size, yet its residents enjoy all the amenities of the big city. It boasts vibrant retail, entertainment, arts, and hospitality, side by side with no less than 29 parks, a wildlife center, and the beautiful Lake Ellyn. 

It is a place that proudly preserves its historical roots, as seen in the Main Street Historic District while embracing ambitious and sustainable development for the benefit of the whole community. The people of Glen Ellyn take full advantage of…

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10 Chicago Suburbs with the Best Downtowns

There are plenty of cool suburbs of Chicago, but which have the best downtowns? If that's a question you've been asking yourself, then you're in the right place. We're here to count down the best Chicago suburbs with downtowns for your convenience.

That's because we know how much of a selling point a vibrant downtown area can be for homeowners.

Sure, Chicago has a downtown, but it's massive and often out of the way of many suburbs. You can't beat a quaint suburb with a stellar downtown filled with great restaurants and entertainment. Read on to learn our picks for the top 10 best suburbs of Chicago with downtowns.

#10: Glen Ellyn

This idyllic suburb lies 25…

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How Many Chicago Suburbs Are There?

Chicago is, according to almighty Wikipedia, one of the 40 largest urban areas in the world, a place close to 10 million Chicagoans call home. Because of this Godzilla-like size people often confuse the city, its neighborhoods, and the suburbs, losing the notion of where they are. If that sounds like you, worry not because you are in the right place; we’re about to sort it out together.

There are approximately 100 suburbs in the Chicago Metropolitan Statistics Area. It spans over 15 counties and 3 states WI, IN, and IL. They cover a surface of 17,400 square miles. Although this is almighty Wikipedia hard data, it isn’t shared by all Chicagoans or official institutions.

That is the short answer to a…

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