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Bloomingdale may be a town of 22,000+ citizens now, but it was once the homestead of a single family who farmed the 1,200-acre plot of land back in the early 1830s. By the mid 1940s, the sparse region saw notable advancement as a few buildings popped up in the area - a post office here and a Baptist church there (which is still around today and used as a museum)- pretty soon the village had a bustling little town center complete with clothing shops and a cheese factory. Many of these early constructions have been fully restored and are now found in the section of Bloomingdale called "Old Town."
It wasn't until the railroad came through the settlement that folks saw full-blown development. The train tracks appeared in 1873 and by the 1890s Bloomingdale had telephone poles and paved sidewalks. After sharing some municipalities with the neighboring villages of Roselle and Medinah, Bloomingdale reinstated itself as its own village in 1923. The official number of residents was still only 330-and-something in 1950, but by the mid 1970s there were over 10,000 people living in Bloomingdale. Today the population is approaching 22,000. The 6.8-square-mile suburb on Chicago's northwest side is the location of the popular shopping destination, Stratford Square Mall, which is anchored by five department stores and has over 150 other boutiques and dining spots.
Bloomingdale is home to over a dozen park sites and facilities that cater to local residents' active interests. The locations vary from tiny corner playlots to 44-acre grounds with multiple athletic fields, mile-long walking trails, and protected wetlands. While most of the Bloomingdale Park District's attractions are outdoors, there are a few spots that offer excellent indoor features and sporting arenas, like the Johnston Rec Center (which has a pool) and Westfield Gym (equipped with two basketball courts and a jogging track). Westlake Park is the place for wintertime activities in Bloomingdale as it has both a sledding hill and ice skating rinks. Of course, in the summer it is just as entertaining with a sand volleyball court and public fishing.
Bloomingdale is a spacious Illinois suburb with a plentiful housing stock that is best known for its upper-end residences and lovely middle-class abodes. Many of the residential areas here are planned subdivisions with winding lanes and cul-de-sacs. The properties in Bloomingdale are often flanked by leafy trees and verdant landscaping that provide inhabitants with a sense of privacy in their own backyard oasis. Still, the proximity of neighboring homes upholds a strong community backdrop, carried throughout the village by local playgrounds and parks tucked between the various subdivisions.
On the lower end of the price range in Bloomingdale are three and four bedroom, mid-century one-stories and raised ranches. Home buyers can expect these house values to start in the upper $200,000s, but it is not uncommon for price tags to be in the $300,000s for a home of that size and style. The rest of Bloomingdale's older single-family options are larger houses, some with modern upgrades and renovated interiors. Many of the structures were built in the past 25 years and offer buyers well-maintained residences with all the comforts of 21st century living.
There is also a good market of luxury new constructions in Bloomingdale that boast state-of-the-art amenities and contemporary features. List prices for the suburb's upscale real estate generally fall between $700,000 and $999,900. The most expensive homes in Bloomingdale surpass the million-dollar price point with sprawling floor plans, attached three-car garages, grand entrance foyers, custom interior designs, and the finest appointments.
Properties with in-ground heated pools are not hard to find in Bloomingdale, and the generous lot sizes allow ample room to put one in later on if desired. Ponds and lakes also dot the area, giving that added scenic water element to a number of subdivisions. Some real estate even comes with water rights, permitting residents to build docks and beaches out back.
Bloomingdale Residential Real Estate Info for Single-Family Detached Homes
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Source: Multiple Listings Service of Northern Illinois
- DuJardin Elementary School - 166 S. Euclid Avenue - 630-894-9200
- Erickson Elementary School - 277 Springfield Drive - 630-529-2223
- Westfield Middle School - 149 Fairfield Way - 630-529-6211