Located in DuPage County, Clarendon Hills is a quiet village in the western suburbs of Chicago. This family-friendly community offers people the perfect combination of small-town living and big-city amenities, as Chicago is a mere 30-minute drive. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 8,500 people live in this community. People looking for Clarendon Hills apartments for rent will enjoy the village named second best place to live in the western suburbs by West Suburban Living.
The area now known as DuPage County was occupied by the Miami, Iroquois, Sak, Fox, Kickapoo and Pottawatomie Indians because it was rich with game, fish and vegetation. Throughout the 1700s and early 1800s, the area was settled, and the first permanent settlement was made in 1830.
While many people in the area can easily commute via the Metra rail BNSF line or Interstate 290 to downtown Chicago, there are plenty of job opportunities within DuPage County. Some of the top job providers are McDonald's Corporation, Molex Inc., Dover Corp., OfficeMax Inc., Navistar International Corp. and Nalco Holding.
Students living in Clarendon Hills rentals are also near many education opportunities, including College of DuPage, North Central College, Elmhurst College and Midwestern University, as well as post-secondary institutes downtown.
Throughout DuPage County, there are plenty of attractions and events that offer entertainment throughout the year. The Morton Arboretum, Safari Land and Eaglewood Golf Course are just a few of the biggest attractions. However, with Chicago only a short drive or train ride away, residents of Clarendon Hills can find any kind of dining, sports and arts and culture entertainment.
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