Introduction to Villa Park, Illinois
Villa Park, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 7 miles E of Wheaton, Illinois and 16 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area. About 22,075 people live in Villa Park.
Villa Park History
Villa Park was formed in 1908 by Ballard & Pottinger, a real estate firm. The subdivisions of Villa Park and Ardmore were incorporated in 1914 as the Village of Ardmore. William H. Calhoun became the first village president on September 12, 1914. In 1917, it was renamed Villa Park. Since its inception, the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad ran through Villa Park.
Villa Park and nearby Attractions
- Villa Park Historical Society Museum
- Elmhurst Art Museum
- Lombard Historical Society Museum
- Cosley Zoo
- Kiddieland Amusement Park
- Brookfield Zoo
Things To Do In Villa Park
While staying in Villa Park, you can enjoy hiking and bicycling on the scenic Illinois Prairie Path. You can even visit the Willowbrook Park, Lufkin Park and North Terrace Park. The village also has a number of churches such as the Christian Church of Villa Park, Saint John the Apostle Catholic Church and Covenant Church of Villa Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the North Park Mall Shopping Center, Villa DuPage Shopping Center, Eastgate Shopping Center and Villa Oaks Shopping Center.
Villa Park Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Villa Park Higher Education
The nearby colleges and universities are Elmhurst College and College of Dupage.