Glendale Heights is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois, and is a far west suburb of Chicago. With a population of 34,208, the village is almost entirely residential. The median home price in Glendale Heights stands at $250,500, and residents can expect to pay an average property tax of $5,736, with a county tax rate of 2.29%. The village is served by the zip code 60139.
Originally a small farming area served by the Glen Ellyn post office, Glendale Heights was incorporated in 1959 with a population of just 104. The village was initially named Glendale, as it was situated between Glen Ellyn and Bloomingdale. However, the name was later changed to Glendale Heights in 1960 to avoid confusion with another town in Southern Illinois. The “Heights” in the name refers to the village’s different topographies, a difference of about 100 feet due to its location straddling the Valparaiso Moraine.
Glendale Heights covers a total area of 5.53 square miles, of which 97.45% is land and 2.55% is water. The village is located at coordinates 41.9103N and -88.0717W.
The village’s economy is diverse, with top employers including Spraying Systems Co., Cornelius, Inc., and Kronos Food Inc. The median income for a household in the village is $70,034.
Glendale Heights is served by three school districts: 15, 16, and 41. These districts feed into Glenbard Township District 87 for high school education. The village also has a single library district, the Glenside Public Library District.
Billy Corgan, the guitarist and singer of the Smashing Pumpkins, grew up in Glendale Heights.
Glendale Heights offers a suburban lifestyle with diverse demographics and good educational facilities. Its proximity to Chicago makes it a convenient location for those who work in the city but prefer a quieter residential setting. With its rich history and community amenities, Glendale Heights is a suitable place for families, young professionals, and retirees alike.
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