Introduction to Glendale Heights, Illinois
Glendale Heights, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 2 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 21 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village. Glendale Heights is home to some 31,765 residents.
Glendale Heights History
Until the 1950s, the area now known as Glendale Heights was a small farming community. At that time, it was known as Cloverdale. Glendale Heights was incorporated on July 13, 1959, as a village. On August 2, 1959, the first election was held in the village. The name was initially changed to Glendale. However, it was renamed Glendale Heights in March 1960 because there was another town by the name of Glendale in Southern Illinois.
Glendale Heights and nearby Attractions
- Cantigny Park
- Cosley Zoo
- DuPage County Historical Museum
- Morton Arboretum
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Fox River Trolley Museum
Things To Do In Glendale Heights
Glendale Heights offers a number of parks and playgrounds including the Americana Park, Siems Park, Circle Park, Ollman Park, Reskin Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Camera Park, Glen Hill Park, Pheasant Ridge Park, Heritage Park, Nazos Park, and Gilberto Park. There is an indoor soccer arena at the Sports Hub. Shopping facilities are offered at the Glendale Heights Town Center Shopping Center and Glendale Plaza Shopping Center.
Glendale Heights Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest international airport.
Glendale Heights Higher Education
College of Dupage and Wheaton College are nearby.