Introduction to Bensenville, Illinois
Bensenville, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 6 miles SW of Des Plaines, Illinois (center to center) and 16 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Bensenville has a population of 20,703.
The land that is now referred to as Bensenville, was founded as Tioga in 1873. It was officially incorporated as the Village of Bensenville in 1884. The village organized its first fire department in 1894 and got electricity in 1910. Bensenville was initially a rural farming community. The inhabitants raised dairy and wheat products. Due to the development of O’Hare Airport, the village became a mature airport suburb.
Bensenville and nearby Attractions
- Deer Grove Leisure Center
- The Golf Dom
- Bensenville Water Park
- Golf Waters Miniature Golf Course
- Brentwood Commons Shopping District
Things To Do In Bensenville
Bensenville offers many opportunities for recreational activities. The Bensenville Park district manages 18 parks spread over 10 square miles. People can visit these parks and participate in sports, fitness activities, and picnics. The village also has a 36-hole golf course spread over 240 acres. One can also visit the Bensenville Water Park which is highly popular during summer.
The Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearby.
Bensenville Higher Education
Elmhurst College, Oakton Community College, and Triton College are all located within a ten mile radius.