Oak Brook

Welcome to Oak Brook

Opulent and bustling village with a major shopping mall

Oak Brook is an opulent village located in DuPage County and Cook County to the west of Chicago. Oak Brook is small and private but bustling and packed with amenities, from shopping and dining at Oakbrook Center to a huge variety of sports facilities and outdoor recreation areas. This village offers convenient access to several interstates, while the drive into Downtown Chicago only takes around 20 minutes. Oak Brook’s elegant homes feature a wide range of architectural styles. Real estate here includes quiet neighborhoods of spacious single-family homes and masterpiece residences with a variety of traditional and contemporary designs.

What to Love

  • Stunning classic and contemporary homes
  • Annual festivals
  • Shopping at Oakbrook Center
  • Golf and polo

People & Lifestyle

Oak Brook packs a lot into a small space, and the area offers employment opportunities with many locally-headquartered companies. Many residents also commute to Chicago for work. The village has everything you could ever want nearby, and all the urban amenities of Chicago are just a short drive away.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Oakbrook Center is one of the largest shopping malls in Illinois. The mall has around 160 businesses anchored by Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom department stores. Other stores include boutiques and fashion brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Coach, David Yurman, Francesca’s, Gucci, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Victoria’s Secret. Specialty stores include an Apple Store, booksellers Barnes & Noble, furniture and home items stores Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware, and kitchenware emporium Sur La Table. Oakbrook Center is also packed with excellent dining choices, including lots of fast-casual options at The District Food Hall. There’s also a four-screen AMC movie theater.

Other restaurants in Oak Brook include Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, a stylish steakhouse that features USDA Prime Angus beef and seafood specialties. Ditka’s Restaurant is another excellent choice for steaks and seafood. Named after Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka, its interior is decorated with football memorabilia. The Clubhouse is a sophisticated fine-dining spot serving classic American cuisine alongside an impressive selection of wines and cocktails.

Things to Do

Oak Brook is home to many annual events. Taste of Oak Brook Festival takes place over Fourth of July weekend, where attendees can sample food from some of Oak Brook’s best restaurants. The festival also features a kids zone and a fireworks display.

Held at Oakbrook Center in September, the Fall Festival of the Arts has a juried art show and many art pieces available to buy. Also in September, Autumn Fest features a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities. For adults, Autumn Fest’s food and drink options include beers from Two Brothers Artisan Brewing and wines.

Oak Brook Polo Club has a variety of leagues and tournaments open to all skill levels and regularly hosts polo matches on Sundays. The club was founded in the 1920s by influential businessman Paul Butler, who also founded Butler National Golf Club, which has an 18-hole course ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 50 in the United States. The municipal course at Oak Brook Golf Club is located next to the Butler National course and the polo field.

Oak Brook Central Park spans 173 acres and contains many sports fields and facilities. Central Park has an aquatics, fitness, and tennis center as well as fishing ponds, basketball and sand volleyball courts, and three playgrounds.


Oak Brook is served by Butler School District 53, Salt Creek School District 48, and Chicago Unified School District 201. Highlights include:

  • Stella May Swartz Elementary School, Public 2-4
  • Westmont High School, Public, 9-12

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