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Overview of Willowbrook

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Willowbrook, Ill., was home to 8,540 people in 2012. This suburban village, located about 20 miles southwest of Chicago, enjoys a balance between rural and suburban life. Its small town feel and close proximity to the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve make for a beautiful and semi-rural village vibe. Those searching for Willowbrook apartments for rent will likely enjoy the area's high quality of life.

Willowbrook was incorporated in 1960 when the Ridgemoor Homeowners Association decided to incorporate in order to control housing development around their personal farmland. As a result, a small amount of residents constituted one of the state's smallest municipal populations. The population of Willowbrook was just 167 people when the village was incorporated. Since 1960, suburbanization has brought development and amenities to the area. Willowbrook is just a short distance from shopping haven Oak Brook, and the village's own Willowbrook Town Center offers a variety of retail options.

Living in Willowbrook, IL

Willowbrook residents enjoy an easy quality of life and are easily connected to more urban suburbs via a quick drive down Highway 83 or Interstate 55. Those searching for Willowbrook apartments will want to note that the area doesn't offer quite as many amenities as more populous suburbs. However, recently constructed Willowbrook Town Center provides for convenient big box shopping and dining options.

Willowbrook is characterized by winding subdivisions, a proximity to rural farmland and a low cost of living. Willowbrook is considered a fantastic deal because it shares a school district with nearby Hinsdale, but has a cost of living index that is about 4 percent lower than Hinsdale's.

Willowbrook Attractions and Special Events

Because of its semi-rural location, Willowbrook doesn't host any major events throughout the year. However, the town is home to numerous community-oriented events, which help to create a strong vibe of resident connectedness. Some favorite events include Pumpkin Fest and the town Tree Lighting.

Additionally, Willowbrook is located just a few miles from the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserves. This creates a variety of natural amenities within a short drive of the village. The area's love for nature is also characterized by its well-maintained park facilities, which include eight playgrounds, four basketball courts, two tennis courts, five softball fields, two fishing ponds and many acres of open space.

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