According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Glendale Heights, Ill., was 34,208 in 2010. This suburban community is located about 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, and boasts a mix of apartments, single-family homes, condos, shopping and business centers, and parks. Those searching for Glendale Heights apartments for rent will enjoy the area's affordable prices, recent civic improvements and easy access to plentiful amenities.
Glendale Heights was a sparsely populated agricultural community until the late 1950s, when suburbanization extended the Chicago metro's boundaries further into the landscape. The village incorporated in 1959 after numerous subdivisions were built within the surrounding area. Originally referred to as "Glendale," Glendale Heights chose its name based on its topographic nature and location between Glen Ellyn and Bloomingdale.
Glendale Heights residents are proud of their community's recent improvements and investments. A recent road repair program, revitalization of the town's Concord Green Shopping Center, reconstruction of numerous parks and facilities, and other investments have attracted new residents and investors to the region.
Glendale Heights is proud of its desirable parks and recreation department. Recently, the department has undertaken the task of reconstructing Reskin Park, which has given local residents another option for family-friendly activities. The park district provides numerous preschool, after-school and camp programs for kids, as well as a variety of sports leagues and other events. An aquatic center, public parks and numerous walking, jogging and biking paths round out the community's many amenities.
Each year, residents and visitors turn out for the much-anticipated Glendale Heights Fest. Those searching for Glendale Heights rentals will want to attend in order to meet new neighbors and enjoy family-friendly festivities. Attendees enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment, fireworks and more.
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