Introduction to Burbank, Illinois
Burbank, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 11 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Burbank has a population of 27,902.
The area now known as Burbank originally consisted of a few scattered farms. The diagonal State Road connecting Ridgeland/Narragansett Avenues and Cicero Avenue was the earliest road to run through the area. After a number of false starts and faulty plans, the subdivision boom of the 1920s resulted in the proper development of the region. The city was named Burbank after the Luther Burbank Elementary School. It was officially incorporated on April 4, 1970.
Burbank and nearby Attractions
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- American Police Center & Museum
- Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
- Burbank Baptist Temple
- Fitzgerald Park
- Adler Planetarium
Things To Do In Burbank
visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the city can tour Burbank City Hall and Prairie Trails Public Library. There are a number of historic sites and museums in the neighborhood including the Robert S. Abbott House, Chicago Portage National Historic Site, American Police Center & Museum, and Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture. The Fitzgerald Park, the Newcastle Park, McArthur Park, and Stevenson Park offer a range of recreational facilities. One can also pay a visit to the numerous churches lining the streets of the city or enjoy a fun-filled day at the Summit Shopping Center.
Chicago Midway International Airport is close by.
Burbank Higher Education
Institutes offering higher educational opportunities include the City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College, Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College, and Loyola University Chicago.