Originally settled in 1834, and first known as Babcock’s Grove, Glen Ellyn was a resort town for turn-of-the-century Chicago residents. Vintage architecture, tree-lined streets, rolling terrain, and charming antique and specialty shops add to the community’s New England flavor. Glen Ellyn is served by elementary school Districts 41 and 89, and high school District 87. The village has eight elementary schools, two junior high schools, two high schools. The College of DuPage offers a wide curriculum. The Glen Ellyn Park District oversees 26 parks as well as the Village Links, a 27-hole championship golf course. Lake Ellyn provides scenic recreation including ice skating, picnic areas, playgrounds, and special events. The YMCA as well as two indoor ice rinks are also located in Glen Ellyn.
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