Located in Illinois, United States, the city of Elmhurst is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Home buyers who prefer a relaxed environment will enjoy Elmhurst. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case near East-West Tollway, Interstate 290 or one of the railway lines. Finally, there are about 10 green spaces nearby for residents to enjoy, such as Salt Creek Park and Washington Park, and they are very well-located, making them easy to access.
Roughly half of homes in Elmhurst were built pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 2000s. The main housing types in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area are single detached homes and row houses. Around 85% of the population of this city own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. This city has quite a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Locals will value the proximity to primary as well as high schools, which are within walking distance from the majority of houses for sale in this city. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. With regards to eating, the nearest grocery store in Elmhurst is usually only a rather short walk away. There are also a limited number of opportunities for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes in close proximity.
The best way to get around in Elmhurst is very often driving. Many houses for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 294, and it is very convenient to park. On the other hand, public transit riders may experience few choices in this city as a result of the infrequent service. Nevertheless, home owners can rely on the Elmhurst Station with access to the Union Pacific West Line. The city is connected by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most properties. Traveling by foot in Elmhurst is not very common, even though carrying out daily needs is easy by walking.