Burr Ridge Guide

Burr Ridge is a town of 10,000 that straddles Cook and DuPage counties, about 19 miles southwest of Chicago. This relatively new community was open farmland until the 1950s when the village of Harvester was incorporated on a former pig farm. In 1961, additional land was annexed, and the village changed its name to Burr Ridge.

Today, Burr Ridge is a growing bedroom community that serves the bustling city of Chicago. Along with quiet subdivisions and upscale homes, the village has five office parks and retail areas. Elementary students are served by Gower Elementary District 62, Community Consolidated District 180, Hinsdale Elementary District 181 and Pleasantdale Elementary District 107. High school students attend Hinsdale South High School or Lyons Township High School.


The local real estate market comprises townhouse communities, single-family homes, and land for custom development. Prices range from $150,000 to $300,000 for condominiums and townhouses. For individuals and businesses considering new construction, the prime property is available in both Cook and DuPage counties. Single-family homes range in price from $400,000 to the multimillions for properties that offer amenities such as gated security, acreage and scenic views.


Burr Ridge offers a wealth of indoor and outdoor activities. There are several jogging and bike paths are available as well as golf courses, fitness centers, tennis courts, pools and fishing ponds.

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