Village of Lisle

Community Profile

Population: 22,300 (2010)
Distance to Downtown Chicago: 28 miles
Train Commute to Downtown Chicago: 42 minutes (express); 57 minutes (local)

Average Drive Times: 40 minutes to Chicago Loop; 35 minutes to O’Hare Airport;40 minutes to Midway Airport

Average Home Listing Price: $257,860 (Spring 2011, source: Trulia.com)
Median Home Sale Price: $215,000 (includes condominiums/townhouses)

The Village of Lisle is a community rich in natural beauty that blends technology and business with hometown appeal. Lisle is known as “The Arboretum Village” due to its proximity to the Morton Arboretum, a 1,700-acre conservatory with gardens, forest preserves, and acres of preserved natural areas. The community is is also one of DuPage County’s high-tech and corporate centers. Major businesses located along the I-88 Corridor in Lisle include Lucent Technologies, Tellabs, Molex, Wallace Computer Services, Budget Rent-a-Car, and IKON Office Solutions. In recent years, the Village has initiated three major downtown revitalization projects aimed at drawing additional retailers, restaurants, and other service businesses to downtown Lisle while maintaining its small-town ambience.

Photos of Lisle, Illinois

HOUSING STYLES: Lisle’s wide price range reflects a variety of housing styles that includes bungalows, ranches, bi-level and two-stories, newer townhomes, and custom-built luxury homes. A variety of apartment complexes supply top-quality rental units such as those found at Green Trails.

SCHOOLS: Lisle is served by two public school districts, Lisle Community Unit School District 202 and Naperville 203, and two private elementary schools (Rosehill Montessori School and St. Joan of Arc School). Both public school districts have been recognized nationally for providing quality education at a reasonable cost to taxpayers. Lisle also has two middle schools (Kennedy and Lisle), one public high school and one private high school (Benet Academy).

Immediately adjacent to Lisle is Benedictine University, a respected university with an enrollment of 2,700 students offering both bachelor and post-graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and business. Two other institutions of higher learning, the College of DuPage (a two-year community college) and North Central College in Naperville, are located nearby for the convenience of Lisle residents.

HOUSES OF WORSHIP: include several denominations with nine congregations and religious affiliations in Lisle itself and many others in adjacent communities.

RECREATION: Residents and visitors to Lisle enjoy touring the Morton Arboretum, a nationally-recognized museum of outdoor woody plants featuring a visitor’s center, educational programs, a restaurant, natural prairies, seasonal festivals, concerts, and outdoor theater. The Arboretum is open all year. During the summer, children and their parents spend sunny afternoons at the Sea Lion Aquatic Park that includes five waterslides, free-flowing waterfalls, a sandy play area, and an adults-only deck with three whirlpool spas. Swimming lessons and water fitness classes are taught in the large open swim area.

Rated as one of the top ten nine-hole golf courses in the Chicagoland area, River Bend Golf Course features bent grass tees, greens and fairways. The links-style layout includes scenic wetlands areas with water hazards on eight of the nine holes. The par 36 design can play up to 3,500 yards with three sets of tees to accommodate all age groups and ability levels. River Bend is a PGA-approved facility offering a full line of customer equipment and apparel in its new clubhouse – an ideal setting for company outings and banquets.

SHOPPING: is abundant in the neighboring communities of Naperville and Wheaton. Surrounding regional shopping centers include Stratford Square, Yorktown, Oak Brook, Woodfield, and Fox Valley. Naperville’s bustling downtown with its picturesque Riverwalk offers a wide array of shopping and dining alternatives to fit every budget. On the south side of Wheaton, Wheaton Town Square offers Lisle residents elegant, upper-end retailing while Danada Square and Rice Lake Square add even greater variety to the selection of available stores, restaurants, services, and entertainment.

MEDICAL SERVICES: and hospitals are conveniently located in Winfield (Central DuPage Hospital), Glendale Heights (Glen Oaks Hospital), Naperville (Edward Hospital), Downers Grove (Good Samaritan Hospital), and Wheaton (Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and Clinics).