Welcome to Hinsdale
Small town paradise right outside Chicago.
If you take a 20-minute train ride outside of downtown Chicago, you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the country’s most elite and prestigious communities. Hinsdale is a beautiful and luxurious suburban town right outside the big city’s hustle and bustle, making it an ideal destination for families and professionals alike.
Initially incorporated in 1873, the town has worked hard to maintain its strong ideals and sense of identity, exemplified by its distinct dedication to historic preservation. The local Historical Society plays a central role in the community. Throughout the downtown area, you’ll be able to find beautiful Colonial and Federal-style buildings that have been perfectly maintained for over a century.
What to Love
- A charming, tight-knit community.
- Dedication to the preservation of historic architecture.
- Beautiful surrounding area with a central location.
- The highly-rated school system.
- An active community with running paths and bike lanes.
People & Lifestyle
The Hinsdale ZIP code is one of the most expensive in the United States, making this an exceptionally elite and affluent community. The majority of people living in Hinsdale are executive-level professionals working in white-collar positions with a median annual income well over the national average. As a result, the local cost of living expenses is some of the highest in Illinois. However, these expenses come with a wide range of conveniences and amenities.
The town itself has access to a wide range of entertainment and recreational opportunities, exceptional restaurants, and boutiques. Hinsdale residents can also enjoy access to world-class nature preserves, parks, historic sites, and an array of annual activities and events that make it the perfect area to raise a family.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Hinsdale’s culinary scene is one of the best in DuPage County, and it’s home to many award-winning restaurants and eateries. A Hinsdale favorite is Fuller House
, which serves guests some of the most delicious American cuisine around. Or, if you’re in the mood for something Asian, check out Nabuki
, a high-end fine-dining Japanese and sushi restaurant. Kirschbaum’s Bakery
is another must-stop on all residents’ lists since they serve up some of the most delicious baked goods around since 1953. And a little farther away is Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
, a local staple serving various dishes, including shrimp etouffee, crab macaroni and cheese, and po-boy sandwiches that will blow your mind.
Things to Do
In addition to annual events such as the town’s summer concert series or the Holiday Ball, the Hinsdale community also has several outdoor recreational areas that residents enjoy taking advantage of all year round. The Graue Mill
is a stunning historic grist mill that was originally built in 1852. The mill was in working operation for 70 years before it was restored and converted into a protected historical site.
The Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve
is another local hotspot. This beautiful preserve is home to numerous woodlands and wildflower meadows, with 245 acres for visitors to explore. Or, if you’re looking for a great place to take the kids out for the day, you could visit the Katherine Legge Memorial Park
. Full of walking paths and beautiful scenery, this park is a great place to escape the monotony of day-to-day life.
The Hinsdale community is overwhelmingly dedicated to the education of their children, resulting in some of the top-rated public and private schools in the state. Some schools worth noting include:
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