Introduction to Woodridge, Illinois
Woodridge, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 3 miles E of Naperville, Illinois (center to center) and 23 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area. There are an estimated 30,934 people in Woodridge.
Woodridge was founded by Albert Kaufman, a housing developer, who played a major role in the creation of this village. It was incorporated on August 24th, 1959. At that time, the village had less than 500 residents. The village was formed on a wooded area of high ground that overlooked the DuPage River's East Branch. The place was probably named after a stand of timber growing along this branch of the river. In July 2007, the village of Woodridge was ranked 61st on Money Magazine's list of "100 Best Places to Live".
Woodridge and nearby Attractions
- Woodridge Public Library
- Chicago Portage National Historic Site
- DuPage County Historical Museum
- Prentiss Creek
- Village Greens Golf Course
- Ide Grove Park
Things To Do In Woodridge
While in Woodridge, one can visit the nearby Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Gaylord Building, and Lockport Pioneer Settlement. The DuPage County Historical Museum, DuPage Children's Museum, Kline Creek Farm, and Wheaton History Center are also worth visiting. In addition, the village of Woodridge has several beautiful churches and park areas where one can spend some relaxed time. The Woodgrove Festival Shopping Center and the banks of the Prentiss Creek are other popular tourist haunts. Golf lovers can check out the Woodridge Golf Club, the Village Greens Golf Course, and the Maplecrest Lake Golf Club.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Woodridge Higher Education
Institutes of higher education near Woodridge include Benedictine University, Wheaton College, Lewis University, North Central College, and College of Dupage.