Glendale Heights is a primarily rural community located just 30 minutes west of Chicago, Illinois. Prior to 1950, this was mostly a farming region. However, in the late 1950s, developers Charles and Harold Reskin purchased land along Glen Ellyn Road. This led to an influx of homebuyers from nearby Chicago into the growing suburban city. Today, visitors will find numerous hotels in Glendale Heights, IL.
Visiting Glendale Heights
The closest airport to Glendale Heights is O'Hare International Airport, which is located just 21.8 miles from the downtown area. While you could take the bus from the airport to Glendale Heights, this is a long and expensive option. However, taxicabs, private car services, and Glendale Heights car rentals are all available. During your stay, you do not want to miss a stop at the East Branch Forest Preserve, which offers 525 acres of forest that includes lakes, marshes, picnic areas, hiking trails, and fishing spots. You may also enjoy playing a round of golf at the community-run Glendale Lakes Golf Club, or getting a workout in at the local Sport Hub, which also has an indoor playground. Learn more about the history of the town at Heritage Park, where you can find an historic home that was restored to its 1900 appearance and maintains some of the town's most precious artifacts. If you are traveling during the winter months, Camera Park is the perfect spot for sledding and snow tubing. The majority of Glendale Heights hotels and restaurants are located right along Route 64 or along Interstate 355. You will find many affordable hotels in Chicago, as well.
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