As I mentioned last week, we were in the Chicagoland area this past weekend for a wedding (Congrats Ryan and Dana!). The wedding took place out near Joliet (for those of you who are familiar) with supporting events in the western suburbs near where Jeff grew up and where his parents still live. So I thought I would pick Glen Ellyn for this week's Realty Round Up . I have been to Glen Ellyn several times but usually just to catch a train into the city. Even though my visits are very quick, I always notice all the cute homes and streets that surround the main town area.
Glen Ellyn is located roughly 25 miles west of Chicago. The town is situated near Lake Ellyn, once a popular vacation spot for city dwellers, and has 29 parks, the Willowbrook Wildlife Preserve and access to the Illinois Prairie Path. It is known for having some of the best schools in Illinois making it a highly desirable suburb to live in. College of DuPage, the second largest provider of undergraduate education in Illinois with 26,000, is also located in Glen Ellyn. Local attractions include:
- Waterleaf Restaurant - located in the hospitality center at the College of DuPage, we had an outstanding meal here for this past Father's Day.
- Glen Prairie - I haven't tried this place but it looks very yummy with a locally sourced menu and appreciation for naturally grown products.
- Flour + Wine - this place looks really fun with a focus on wood-oven pizzas and wine.
House #1: $0 - $250,000
This house has nice curb appeal that could be easily enhanced with just a bit of landscaping. It also seems to make good use of space and has two full baths which is often a rarity for a house of this size.
House #2: $250,000 - $500,000
I love the exterior of this house and just look at all those windows! Also the location seems rather ideal as it is just a short walk to downtown Glen Ellyn. I also really like the small living area right off the kitchen.
House #3: $500,000 - $750,000
Barely coming in on budget, this home screams stateliness. It has a great location, beautiful historic detailing and a large backyard so basically positives all around.
House #4: $750,000 - $1,000,000
This home is not a walking distance to town but is actually in town which is pretty great. It also has a ridiculous master bedroom and bath, a completely finished basement and a wine cellar.