Welcome to Carol Stream
Picturesque properties and caring community right outside of Chicago
At only a little over half an hour’s drive from Chicago lies one of the most charming and vibrant communities in the area. Carol Stream has the perfect blend of small-town charm and urban convenience, which has made it a trendy area for many different people, all with their own backgrounds or cultures to bring to the table.
While a church was originally built in the area in 1853, the town itself did not come into form until 1952. The namesake of the community and daughter of the town founder, Carol Stream never actually lived in the city itself but frequently stopped by for visits, even taking on the role of a local celebrity and signing autographs until the day she died in Arizona in 2020.
While the town’s proximity makes it an ideal location for professionals looking to commute to Chicago, the community is also well known for its local businesses and opportunities, which have made it possible for many families and younger individuals to build a life for themselves in the town.
What to Love
- Vibrant and lively community
- Numerous local businesses and opportunities
- Highly-rated public and private schools
- Beautifully maintained parks and recreational areas
People & Lifestyle
The proximity of the community to Chicago and the numerous businesses within the town itself have made Carol Stream one of the most desirable neighborhoods for young professionals and families from around the state. This popularity has attracted a diverse population that takes pride in both where they come from and the community in which they’ve chosen to live.
Throughout the community, there is a sense of dedication to family time as well as to personal health and fitness. There are numerous parks and outdoor recreational areas
in the neighborhood where many residents enjoy spending time together with their loved ones. There are also multiple exercise classes and community game nights hosted in these parks, highlighting the town’s dedication to building up a sense of community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dining scene in Carol Stream is as diverse as the community itself, with many different cuisines adding to the mix. The Red Apple Pancake House is one of the local favorites. While it is mainly known for its exceptional breakfast options, such as Bavarian french toast, dutch baby, and even potato pancakes, the restaurant also serves up a delicious lunch Carol Stream raves over.
When residents are in the mood for something a little spicier, Burrito Parrilla Mexicana always hits the spot. This authentic Mexican restaurant has been serving high-end Latin cuisine that focuses on flavor and staying true to the spirit of Mexico with dishes such as tacos al pastor, carne asada, and chile rellenos.
Augustino’s Rock and Roll Deli and Grill is another favorite local spot. Originally starting out in the late 1970s as an Italian grocery store, its delicious homemade dishes and exceptional sandwiches quickly became the main attraction. Nowadays, residents can stop by and pick up its famous Italian beef sandwich, chicken parmesan, or even a plate of some of the area’s best lasagna.
Things to Do
Besides the many parks and recreational areas in the community, there are also several fun entertainment venues for residents to enjoy. Rockin’ Jump
, a world-class trampoline park, has become the go-to hot spot for families from the area since it opened. Dedicated to providing families with fun ways to exercise together, Carol Stream residents can try their hand at rock wall climbing, aerial silks, a state-of-the-art ninja course, or even their free jumping area, ensuring family fun for everyone.
On the other hand, when the community finds themselves in need of some rest and relaxation, they often choose to stop by the North Coast Wellness Center
. This state-of-the-art facility offers therapeutic floating pods where visitors can completely isolate themselves and leave all the stresses and concerns of their day-to-day life behind.
Families living in Carol Stream have all made the education of their children the principal priority. As a result, there are a number of highly-rated public and private schools in the area, including:
- Carol Stream Christian Academy, PK, K-8, highly-rated Christian faith-based elementary education
- Glenbard North High School, 9-12, top-rated public high school
- Cloverdale Elementary School, K-5, exceptional public elementary school education with students consistently testing above average