Village of Winfield

Community Profile

Population: 8,960 (est. 2010)
Distance to Downtown Chicago: 28 miles
Train Commute to Downtown Chicago: 40 minutes (express), 50 minutes (all stops)

Average Drive Times: 55 minutes to Chicago Loop, 50 minutes to O’Hare Airport, 55 minutes to Midway Airport

Average Home Listing Price: $309,210 (Spring 2011, source: Trulia.com)
Median Home Sale Price: $230,000 (includes condominiums/townhouses)

The Village of Winfield, incorporate in 1921, was named in honor of Lt. General Winfield Scott who gained fame during the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Winfield has a small and picturesque downtown area with a new commuter train station. The largest employer in Winfield in Central DuPage Hospital. The East-West Tollway (I-88) offers convenient access to the city and surrounding suburbs. Commuters can reach the Chicago Loop in 40 minutes by Metra express trains boarded in downtown Winfield. Residents of Winfield are attracted to its small-town ambiance and relative seclusion when compared to the busier suburbs nearby.

Photos of Winfield, Illinois

Winfield is surrounded by miles of biking and hiking trails and its attractions include the DuPage County Fairgrounds and the Cantigny War Memorial Museum. Four forest preserves are located immediately west of Winfield including Timber Ridge Forest Preserve, Winfield Mounds Forest Preserve, West DuPage Forest Preserve, and Blackwell Forest Preserve. These natural amenities give Winfield a pastoral quality that can’t be matched by any other community closer to Chicago.

HOUSING STYLES: The comfortable and relaxing small town atmosphere felt in Winfield is an identity the village works hard to maintain. Winfield successfully combines steady growth in new housing with a traditional country flavor. The housing stock is a mix of vintage housing and new construction offering an assortment of single-family homes ranging in price from $250,000 to $900,000. The average sale price is $360,000. Some newer condominium and townhome developments have recently been built ranging in price from $200,000 to $500,000.

SCHOOLS: Winfield is served by three elementary and middle school school districts and two high school districts. The elementary school districts are Winfield Public School District 34, Community Unit School District 200, and West Chicago School District 33. Within Winfield itself are three elementary schools and one middle school. Winfield high school students attend either Wheaton North High School (Community Unit School District 200) or Community High School in West Chicago (Community High School District 94).

Area colleges include the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, 7 miles), Wheaton College (Wheaton, 4 miles), Benedictine University (Lisle, 8 miles), and North Central College (Naperville, 8 miles).

HOUSES OF WORSHIP: include Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, Faith Baptist Church, Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, and Winfield Community United Methodist Church. Neighboring Wheaton is home to numerous denominations with over 40 congregations and religious affiliations.

RECREATION: is easy to find in and around Winfield, including the Winfield Park District’s Winfit Family Fitness Center. The Winfit Center provides area residents fitness classes, exercise equipment and a gymnasium with locker rooms. Park facilities include fifteen park sites totaling 68 acres. These sites have baseball fields, soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball, a gazebo for community events, several hiking areas, a picnic pavilion, and a picnic area on the DuPage River.

On the south side of Winfield is the Cantigny Estate which offers picnic grounds, gardens, the McCormick Mansion and 1st Army Division War Museum. Golfers can enjoy the acclaimed Cantigny Golf Course and nearby Arrowhead Golf Course in Wheaton. Other local attractions include the Cosley Animal Farm, Morton Arboretum, and numerous forest preserves adjacent to Winfield.

Winfield’s public golf course, Klein Creek, is known as an “affordable public course with private club amenities”. Klein Creek opened in 1994 and was designed by well-known course architect Dick Nugent and is carved into 230 acres of rolling prairie. It is an 18-hole course with five sets of tees measuring from 4,900 to 6,700 yards. The signature hole is the par 3 number 17 measuring 192 yards.

Klein Creek also offers several venues for weddings, banquets, and special occasions. The indoor Clubhouse can accommodate up to 100 guests for a plated dinner or up to 150 for a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception. For larger receptions, the outdoor tented Pavilion is available. Adjacent to the Pavilion is the outdoor patio (with a beautiful view of the course) which is well-suited for more intimate gatherings.

SHOPPING: for groceries and convenience items is available both in downtown Winfield and north Winfield along Geneva Road. On the south side of neighboring Wheaton, Wheaton Town Square offers residents elegant, upper-end retailing while Rice Lake square the Danada East and West shopping centers add even greater variety to the selection of available stores, restaurants, services, and entertainment. Surrounding regional shopping malls which include Stratford Square, Yorktown, Oak Brook, Woodfield, and Fox Valley.

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).