Welcome to Burr Ridge
Peaceful and affluent village with acreage estates
Burr Ridge is a peaceful village with lots of open space located in Cook County and DuPage County. Until the 1940s, the village was almost entirely agricultural—then, the Burr Ridge Estates were developed with five-acre homesites covering repurposed farmland. This affluent community is now one of Chicago’s most desirable suburbs. There are many parks within Burr Ridge’s private communities and an abundance of shopping and dining at Burr Ridge Village Center. Housing options include breathtaking estates and quiet neighborhoods of single-family homes.
What to Love
- Peaceful village atmosphere Community events throughout the year
- Shopping at Burr Ridge Village Center
- Close to open space preserves
People & Lifestyle
Burr Ridge is a popular Chicago suburb for young families and professionals. There are lots of shopping and dining options within the village and many parks and open space preserves nearby. Downtown Chicago is accessible in around 30 minutes by car.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
is an upscale shopping mall with more than 50 restaurants and retailers. Popular stores here include Barbara’s Bookstore, Bath & Body Works, Chico, Eddie Bauer, Francesca’s, J. Jill, Loft, and Sephora. Cooper's Hawk is a stylish dining spot at the Village Center that pairs New American cuisine with house wines. Topaz Cafe serves creative seasonal cooking in several chic indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Their menu includes steaks, chops, and seafood served alongside an extensive wine list and unique martinis. The Hampton Social is a breezy East Coast eatery serving seafood specialties and beachy cocktails.
Directly adjacent to Burr Ridge Village Center, Country Line Square offers more shopping and dining. Country Wine Merchant is stocked with a huge selection of wine, beer, liquor, and cigars, while Brookhaven Marketplace is your go-to for groceries, fresh seafood, baked goods, and deli items. Capri Ristorante at Country Line Square is a refined family-run Italian restaurant with a wide selection of pasta, seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes.
Things to Do
Burr Ridge is home to many community events throughout the year. is celebrated in May with a ceremony and band performing patriotic songs at Burr Ridge Village Hall. Burr Ridge Car Show in June features a display of around 120 vintage automobiles. Jingle Mingle kicks off the holiday season in mid-November with a tree lighting ceremony and lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Run the Ridge takes place in June with 5K and 1K races through the village’s streets.
Harvester Park covers 37 acres in the heart of the community with amenities such as a soccer field, lighted basketball and tennis courts, three lighted baseball fields, and several children’s play areas. Harvester Park also has a large wetland area with trails and a fishing pond.
Burr Ridge is close to the sprawling natural scenery of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve and Paw Paw Woods Nature Preserve. Waterfall Glen is named after a scenic waterfall located within a ravine. Eleven miles of trails wind through the preserve’s diverse habitat, which includes prairie, savanna, and woodland sections. The preserve is home to hundreds of plant and animal species, and it also contains fishing areas. Paw Paw Woods is one of the oldest nature preserves in Illinois. It connects to many other protected woodlands and lakes with plenty of scenery to discover and explore.
Burr Ridge is served by LaGrange Highlands School District 106, Hinsdale CCSD 181, and Hinsdale Township HSD 86. Highlights include:
- Highlands Elementary School, Public, PK-4
- Pleasantdale Middle School, Public, 5-8
- Hinsdale Central High School, Public, 9-12