Woodridge, IL, located just 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, was distinguished in Money magazine's 2007 list of top 100 places to live in America. A family-friendly suburb with several nature preserves, spacious golf courses, and a number of celebratory festivals, it's easy to see why this community made the list. With a small town appeal, low crime rates, and convenient proximity to one of America's liveliest cities, residents living in Woodridge apartments for rent enjoy the best of both worlds.
Woodridge, officially incorporated in 1959, was at the time home to only 500 residents. Today, the suburb's population surpasses 32,000, and residents living here appreciate the community's optimal quality of life.
Outdoor enthusiasts renting an apartment in Woodridge will want to explore the picturesque Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, which is known for its glacier-formed ridges and ravines, as well as the Greene Valley County Forest Preserve, which is home to many birds, animals, plants and countless hiking trails.
Those seeking an active lifestyle will also want to frequent the Edwards Health and Fitness Center, which includes treadmills, ellipticals, basketball courts, yoga, pilates, and swimming pools, among other amenities.
If you're living in an apartment for rent here, you'll want to check out all of Woodridge's festivals, including the Woodridge Jubilee, which features carnival music, live music, and plenty of food. During the fall, you'll want to check out the Indian Summer Festival and Haunted Forest Walk.
For a day trip over to Chicago, check out major attractions such as Sears Tower, The Navy Pier, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Wrigley Field.
In terms of public transportation, bus service is provided by Pace, and commuter rail service can be accessed in Lisle or Downers Grove, which are both approximately 10 minutes away.
The DuPage Campus of Westwood College is located in Woodridge and several other universities are within close proximity of the city limits. Benedictine University is in Lisle, North Central College is in Naperville and DeVry University is in in Downers Grove. If you want to attend college in the Windy City, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University and DePaul University are all located in the nearby Chicago.
Woodridge, IL is home to a booming economy. In addition to being a short commute away from the metropolis of Chicago, the suburb is home to nine business parks that occupy more than 10 million square feet of building space. Many high profile businesses in the retail, insurance, and manufacturing sectors are located in the area, including Wilton Industries, Allstate, Navistar and Home Run Inn Pizza.