Burr Ridge

Burr Ridge

Population 10,600  Sq. Miles 7.14

Average taxes $14,817
Average home size 4,025 sq. ft.
Average lot size 1.17 acres
Average year built 1991
 

Village of Burr Ridge

Burr Ridge lies in both Du Page and Cook Counties. The village is bordered by HinsdaleIndian Head ParkWestern Springs, WillowbrookWillow Springs and several unincorporated areas.
Burr Ridge's gently rolling hills were carved by glaciers at the end of the last ice age, and most of the village lies on the Valparaiso Moraine. Flagg Creek, a tributary of the Des Plaines River, runs through town. Joseph Vial erected a log cabin near Wolf and Plainfield Roads in 1834. Vial also ran a hotel on the stagecoach line, and the Vial family was actively involved in Lyons Township politics and the creation of the Lyonsville Congregational church. The first Democratic Convention in Cook County was held here in 1835. After 1848, farmers shipped their goods to Chicago along the Illinois and Michigan Canal. A small settlement of German farmers also inhabited Flagg Creek by the 1880s.

In 1917 the International Harvester Company purchased 414 acres (1.7 km2) for an experimental farm, where it tested the world's first all-purpose tractor, the Farmall. Also in 1917, the Cook County Prison Farm (also known as the Bridewell Farm) began operation in what is now Burr Ridge.
In 1947 developer Robert Bartlett, whose company also developed Beverly Shores and Countryside, established the Hinsdale Countryside Estates out of a former pig farm. In 1956 these residents decided to incorporate as the village of Harvester, in honor of International Harvester.

In the 1940s Denver Busby bought 190 acres (0.8 km2) that became known as the Burr Ridge dairy farm. He later launched the Burr Ridge Estates, with 5-acre (20,000 m2) home sites. In 1961 the International Harvester Company and the Burr Ridges Estates merged with Harvester, changing the community's name to Burr Ridge. The town name is derived from a group of bur oaks (scientists spell it with one r) on a ridge. By 1963 the population had more than doubled, to 790, and by 1975 it had soared to over 2,200.

In 1969, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley floated a proposal to build low-income subsidized housing on the prison farm property, but Republican-dominated DuPage County squashed the idea. The prison farm site became the Ambriance subdivision, a gated community of multimillion-dollar homes. The Four Pines Farm gave way to the Carriage Way subdivision, at whose entrance the original farmhouse still stands, and in 1971 additional farmland became the Braemoor neighborhood. An area known as Valley View, once owned by a Chicago industrialist and later by the Chicago chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, was developed in the early 1970s as the Burr Ridge Club. The village also has five corporate parks. As with other towns in the industrial corridor southwest of Chicago, close proximity to Interstates 294 and 55 spurred development in Burr Ridge.

RESTAURANTS: www.BurrRidgeRestaurants.com  

SHOPPING: Burr Ridge Village Center    on County Line Road just south of 1-55

HOTELS:      Burr Ridge Hotels

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:  Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Fire Protection
Tri-State Fire Protection District                 Pleasantview Fire Protection District

Burr Ridge is served by the Pleasantview Fire Protection District. The fire district currently maintains three (3) stations throughout its coverage area. The district’s headquarters are in LaGrange Highlands on Plainfield Rd.

 

Park Districts
Burr Ridge Park District                             Pleasant Dale Park District

 

Library Districts   
Indian Prairie Library District                    Hinsdale Library

 

Area Golf Courses (in neighboring Oak Brook)

Blue/White at Butterfield Country Club

The 18-hole Blue/White at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook, IL is a private golf course that opened in 1922. Designed by Theodore J. Moreau and William Langford, Blue/White at Butterfield Country Club measures 6743 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 138 and a 73.

2800 Midwest Rd
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Du Page County

18 Holes | Private golf course | Par: 71 | 6743 yards | ... details »
 

Butler National Golf Club

The 18-hole Butler National Golf Club in Oak Brook, IL is a private golf course that opened in 1974. Designed by George & Tom Fazio, Butler National Golf Club measures 7335 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 144 and a 76.

2616 York Rd
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Du Page County

18 Holes | Private golf course | Par: 72 | 7335 yards | ... details »
 

Oak Brook Golf Club

The 18-hole Oak Brook Golf Club in Oak Brook, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1982. Designed by Roger Packard, Oak Brook Golf Club measures 6541 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 and a 71.

2606 York Rd
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Du Page County

18 Holes | Public golf course | Par: 72 | 6541 yards | ... details »
 

Red/Blue at Butterfield Country Club

The 18-hole Red/Blue at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook, IL is a private golf course that opened in 1922. Designed by Theodore J. Moreau and William Langford, Red/Blue at Butterfield Country Club measures 6836 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.

2800 Midwest Rd
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Du Page County

18 Holes | Private golf course | Par: 72 | 6836 yards | ... details »

 

White/Red at Butterfield Country Club

The 18-hole White/Red at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook, IL is a private golf course that opened in 1922. Designed by Theodore J. Moreau and William Langford, White/Red at Butterfield Country Club measures 6743 yards from the longest tees. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.

2800 Midwest Rd
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Du Page County

18 Holes | Private golf course | Par: 72 | 6743 yards | ... details »
 

Willow Crest Golf Club

The 18-hole Willow Crest Golf Club in Oak Brook, IL is a resort golf course that opened in 1987. Designed by Dick Nugent, Willow Crest Golf Club measures 6397 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 and a 70.

3500 Midwest Rd
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Du Page County

18 Holes | Resort golf course | Par: 70 | 6474 yards... details »

Contact Information

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Dean Christofilos
Chris Kare Realty, LLC
Tinley Park, Illinois
Volo, Illinois
708-633-7227
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