Burr Ridge is situated at the intersection of the Tri-State Tollway and the Stevenson Expressway. It lies in both Du Page and Cook counties. Burr Ridge offers easy access to Chicago’s Loop and airports. The community was named Burr Ridge after the ridge along County Line Road near Plainfield Road that they called the “burr ridge” due to the large stand of burr oak trees. The burr oaks still exist in Burr Ridge, along with fine homes on generous lots and distinguished townhome communities. Local shopping and high-quality office parks have been blended into this natural setting, attracting those who become both residents and valued members of the business community.
The well-balanced mix of the business and residential communities has allowed Burr Ridge to maintain a healthy corporate fund and one of the lowest tax rates in Du Page County. Burr Ridge which, in 1984, became the first in Du Page County to provide Lake Michigan water to all its customers and which would, by 1997, become known as one of the 300 wealthiest communities in America. With the goal of preserving the hallmark woodlands, ponds and wetlands, while permitting orderly and balanced low-density growth, the Village fathers, in the years after incorporation, monitored the transformation of large tracts of open farmland and woodlands that would, by the 2006 special census, become a planned community of approximately seven square miles, with 11,259 residents residing in 3,000 homes.
The Burr Ridge Village Center that is at 701 Village Center Drive, has 33 different stores for your shopping pleasure and a number of excellent restaurants. There is free parking and a wide range of brand-name shops and dining. Condominiums are also available to create an easy living community.
In the summer Burr Ridge offers a full schedule of “Concerts on the Green”. They also have a farmer’s market that runs from mid-June through mid-September.