Introduction to Bloomingdale, Illinois
Bloomingdale, Illinois is 5 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 22 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Du Page county. The village is part of the Chicago metro area. The population of Bloomingdale is 21,675.
The area now known as Bloomingdale was first settled in 1833. Three brothers, Lyman, Silas, and Harvey Meacham, were the first settlers in this village, and they started farming in this area. A post office was built in 1837. Bloomingdale was platted in 1845. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad first entered the village in 1873. Bloomingdale was initially incorporated in 1889. At that time, the village included the areas of Medinah and Roselle. Later, in 1923, Bloomingdale was reincorporated as a separate village.
Bloomingdale and nearby Attractions
- Bloomingdale Park Dist Museum
- Cosley Zoo
- Fox River Trolley Museum
- DuPage Children's Museum
- Racing Rapids Water Park
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
Things To Do In Bloomingdale
There are several parks and playgrounds in Bloomingdale including Greenway Park, Lakeview Park, Indian Lakes Park, Springfield Park, Tompkins Park, Circle Park, Bloomingdale Grove, and Sunnyside Park. You can also visit the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. The Four Seasons Amusement Park, Santa's Village - Illinois, Kiddieland Amusement Park, and Racing Rapids Water Park are also worth visiting. In addition, the village includes a number of shopping centers, specialty shops, and restaurants. Among these are the Old Towne Shopping Center, Stratford Plaza Shopping Center, Stratford Square Shopping Center, Bloomingdale Court Shopping Center, and Springbrook Shopping Center.
International air transportation is available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Bloomingdale Higher Education
The nearby colleges and universities are Wheaton College, and College of Dupage.