Today a thriving community just 20 miles west of the Loop, Elmhurst offers residents a superior quality of life. Education is one of the cornerstones of this standard. Elmhurst students attend one of four school districts: 205, 88, 48 or 45. Parochial educational opportunities exist at Immaculate Conception Grade School and High School, Immanuel Lutheran School and Timothy Christian Schools.
In addition to superior Chicago universities such as Northwestern University, Loyola University and University of Chicago, Elmhurst residents can attend local MacCormac College or Elmhurst College. Elmhurst College is a four-year institution that offers 52 undergraduate programs and five graduate degree programs. The college consistently ranks in the top tier of Midwestern liberal arts colleges in US News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" list.
Part of Elmhurst's strong appeal is its beauty. Much of this beauty stems from the city's well-maintained parks. The local park district maintains 450 acres of beautiful parkland as well as sports fields, swimming pools, a golf course and a fitness center. Also located in Elmhurst is Wilder Park Conservatory, a complex consisting of a greenhouse, garden and museum.
The city offers its share of cultural entertainment. Elmhurst Art Museum showcases rotating exhibits that range from sculpture to painting to weaving. The unique Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art offers exhibits relating to the art of working with precious stones. Elmhurst Historical Museum offers varying exhibits and also ?serves as the community's memory by acquiring, preserving and interpreting original materials related to the history of Elmhurst from the settlement period to the present.? For music lovers, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra puts on several performances throughout the year.
From several shopping districts ? such as South Elmhurst or Spring Road ? to the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the city strives to maintain a strong business community. The Chamber of Commerce pledges to ?continually work to identify and better meet the changing needs of member businesses for commerce.? Residents working outside of Elmhurst, however, find commuting to be a breeze. Three airports ? including O'Hare International ? are within 20 minutes of the city's center. Residents also have the use of the Metra, a commuter train and Pace buses.
With a number of fantastic amenities and proximity to one of the greatest big cities in the nation, why not make Elmhurst your new home today?
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