Hinsdale, a cosmopolitan habitat.Founded in the mid-1800s, Hinsdale developed quickly and became one of Chicago’s most desirable middle-class suburbs by the turn of the century. Development began to boom after 1900 when hundreds of new homes were built throughout the village. Efforts to build the city were led by Philip Clarke and architect R. Harold Zook, who selected Colonial Revival as the style of choice for all of Hinsdale’s civic and commercial buildings. Their choices have been well-preserved and still evident in the village’s infrastructure today.
Quiet community with many beautiful, well-appointed homes.Featuring rolling hills and a wooded topography throughout much of its expanse, Hinsdale also maintains a bustling downtown area at its center. Regarded as a National Register Historic District, this area of town is where you’ll find the train station and six historically designated buildings: The Orland P. Bassett House, the Robert A. and Mary Childs House, Immanuel Evangelical Church, the Francis Stuyvesant Peabody House, and the William Whitney House. There are other architecturally important homes throughout the community, each protected by the Hinsdale Historical Society’s Roger & Ruth Anderson Architecture Center, which advocates for the preservation of Hinsdale's historical architecture.
Tight-knit and neighborly, you’ll find highly educated business people here who commute to jobs scattered throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area.Filled with families and young professionals, Hinsdale is considered a bedroom community for those who work in the city, which is just a 22-minute express Metra ride away.
The commotion of the city.Even though Downtown Hinsdale is a hub during business hours, restaurants and other attractions close relatively early. Nightlife is quieter here, and you won’t find the bustle of the city. However, there are many noteworthy restaurants. Local favorites include Toni Patisserie & Café, which offers sweet treats and baguette sandwiches, and Nabuki, a contemporary spot for high-end sushi and Japanese cuisine prepared with both traditional and modern techniques.
Many properties valued over $1 million, a combination of newly constructed custom homes and older estates.Featuring mostly single-family homes, this area also contains some townhouses and a few small apartment buildings. Houses here are architecturally large, with five or more bedrooms and a generous parcel of land.
The suburban vibe and the luxury.Hinsdale is truly a tight-knit community. Residents gather several times a year for some “can’t-miss” events. Some of the most anticipated festivities include the annual Fourth of July Parade, which is punctuated by fireworks and a village celebration, and the seasonal Christmas Walk, a local tradition for over 50 years that features a tree lighting, cookies, carolers, and a carousel.