With a population of more than 18,000, Bensenville, Ill., offers both suburban living and close proximity to urban amenities. The village of Bensenville shares a border with O'Hare International Airport, the nation's second busiest airport. Residents are treated to easy airport access as well as easy transportation to Chicago via regional highways and public transit that services O'Hare. Bensenville's convenient location gives many suburbanites an opportunity to live in a suburban setting without compromising on location.
Bensenville was incorporated in 1884, long before suburban growth transformed it from a sleepy town into a thriving urban area. Those searching for Bensenville apartments for rent will enjoy Bensenville's location and amenities. Because of its proximity to Chicago, the village has been attracting residents for years. Consequently, it now has a well-balanced age distribution, with a median age of 34.4. People from all walks of live enjoy living in Bensenville: 67 percent of homes are family-occupied, while 26.4 percent of households consist of singles.
O'Hare's proximity isn't the only benefit Bensenville residents enjoy; the village's prime location is central to many of Chicagoland's attractions. Bensenville is located just 12 miles from Schaumburg, where Woodfield Mall is located. Woodfield Mall is not only an upscale shopping center, it's the area's largest mall. Bensenville residents are also well-connected, in that Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line runs through the village, giving residents convenient access to downtown Chicago.
Residents enjoy many suburban amenities, including a quality park district. The Bensenville Park District was founded in 1960 and has been serving the community for more than 40 years. Golf clubs, kid's activities, sports facilities, jogging and walking paths, and senior citizen programs benefit the village and enhance its community vibe. The area's Redmond Recreational Complex offers three indoor ice arenas, walking paths, a climbing wall and baseball, soccer, softball and basketball facilities. The Water's Edge Aquatic Center is also located within the complex.
Although Bensenville isn't home to any major colleges or universities, numerous institutes of higher learning are located within 10 miles of the village. Elmhurst College, Triton College, Universal Technical Institute of Illinois, Oakton Community College, Dominican University, City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College and Midwestern University are all within a short distance of Bensenville.
According to the village's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in Bensenville are LifeLink Corp., U.S. Foodservice, Central States Trucking Co., Victor Envelope Manufacturing Co., Ewing-Doherty Mechanical, Expeditors International of Washington and Telesource. Many workers commute to Bensenville each day for work and the village sees a population increase of about 52 percent during workdays.
According to city-data.com, the cost of living index in Bensenville is 105.8, which is 5.8 percent higher than the U.S. average. Those searching for Bensenville rentals will be happy to learn that the village has a very healthy rental market. About 46 percent of homes in the area are renter-occupied. Bensenville's median gross rent is $973 per month, according to U.S. Census data.
Residents celebrate Heritage Day each year, which honors Bensenville's past as a historic small town. Featuring face painting, a petting zoo, live music and pony rides, this celebration is fun for the entire family. Other community events, such as FitPalooza and Oktoberfest mark the community's love for all things fun.
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