Scenic Glen Ellyn is a charming, picturesque, welcoming community centrally located in west suburban DuPage County. The Village encompasses a 6.7 square mile area and is home to 28,500 residents. The Village of Glen Ellyn offers big city amenities with a small-town feel. A historic downtown filled with locally owned shops, a vibrant restaurant scene, a restored 1920’s movie theater and seasonal community events are just some of the many attributes that draw visitors to our award-winning community.
The Village of Glen Ellyn, including its cultural, entertainment and recreation opportunities are unique to the area. Glen Ellyn's school districts 41, 89 and 87 are competitively state ranked. The Glen Ellyn Park District provides over 700 programs, an outdoor aquatic facility, fitness center, mini golf, 23 multi-use parks including Lake Ellyn Park, 28.7-acres and walking distance from the downtown. Glen Ellyn Public Library is a treasured community resource with programs, materials, and resources that make it an anchor in the community. The Village is home to College of DuPage, the second largest provider of undergraduate education in Illinois, after University of Illinois Champaign and attracts world class entertainment to the McAninch Arts Center. The village is dedicated to public art, is pedestrian friendly and environmentally conscious. We welcome you to Glen Ellyn!
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Glen Ellyn is located in the heart of DuPage County, 23 miles west of Chicago. The Village is easily accessible by the downtown Metra train station and convenient to major highways and airports. Its close proximity to Chicago has kept Glen Ellyn a bustling community for residents, commuters, businesses and visitors.
Glen Ellyn has street parking, two parking structures and Metra lots with timed availability. Public parking map below.
The Glen Ellyn Metra Station is on the UNION PACIFIC WEST LINE in the heart of Downtown.
The Pace Bus offers transit options throughout Chicago and suburbs.