Hinsdale

Quiet community with many beautiful, well-appointed homes.

 

Welcome to Hinsdale

This affluent suburb is located 20 miles west of Chicago and features a quaint downtown with numerous boutiques and restaurants. A 20-minute train ride from the city, Hinsdale is desirable to commuters and is home to some of the area’s wealthiest professionals. Filled with multi-million-dollar homes and dozens of historical properties, Hinsdale is both stately and sophisticated.

Key Details

1. What to Expect

Quiet community with many beautiful, well-appointed homes.

2. The Lifestyle


Tight-knit and neighborly, you’ll find highly-educated business people here who commute to jobs scattered throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

3. What Not to Expect


The commotion of the city.

4. The Market


Many properties valued over $1 million, a combination of newly-constructed custom homes and older estates.

5. You'll Fall in Love With


The suburban vibe and the luxury.

Commute Times

  • Ogilvie Transportation Center: 77m by train, 31m by car
  • United Center: 78m by train, 25m by car
  • Logan Square: 103m by train, 35m by car
  • O’Hare International Airport: 104m by train, 20m by car
Nearest Metra: BNSF

Around the Block

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.

What to Expect

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.

The Lifestyle

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. 

On the weekends, there are boundless community activities: Residents often congregate at The Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge, located on 52 acres of woodland that can be rented for private and corporate events. Community members also make good use of the Hinsdale Community Swimming Pool and the 14.7-acre Veeck Park, a skate park that contains a baseball field, soccer/football fields, and a playground. 

There’s also outdoor recreation at Brook Park, Burns Field, Pierce Park, Robbins Park, and Stough Park—many of which offer ice skating, playground apparatus, and tennis courts.

Charming boutiques line Hinsdale’s main strip. Noteworthy shopping options include Yankee Peddler, a specialty shop that offers unique home décor, antiques, jewelry, paper, and epicurean goods; and Burdi Clothing, a high-end clothing store for men with custom neckwear and suits, plus Italian tailoring and luxe accessories.

What Not to Expect

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.

The Market

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.

You'll Fall in Love With

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.

The Hinsdale Farmers’ Market brings locals together weekly to shop for produce and other organic goodies, and Uniquely Thursdays Music Festivals bring music to the parks each week.

Other Neighborhoods to Explore

  • Westmont
  • Willowbrook
  • LaGrange



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