Ranked in the top 20 pf Money Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Live in 2007, the village of Lisle is situated approximately 24 miles west of Chicago’s Loop. From its relatively humble beginnings Lisle has blossomed into a welcoming community. A part of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor, Lisle is the home to a thriving business community of over 1,000 businesses and corporations. The Morton Arboretum is located in Lisle, adding to the village’s unique respect for nature and open spaces.
Lisle is part of the Chicago metropolitan area, 24 miles West of the Loop, and the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. It is also the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region III. The people of Lisle are affectionately known as "Lilacs" or "Lileseans. In July 2007, Lisle was ranked #20 in Money magazine's list of "100 Best Places to Live" and #17 on their 2009 list of the "Best Places for the Rich and Single". In 1830, Bailey Hobson, a Quaker, was the first settler in what would become DuPage County, Illinois, as well as Lisle Township. The town of Lisle was permanently settled in 1832, by brothers James C. Hatch and Luther A. Hatch after the close of the Black Hawk War. The two brothers acquired land near what is now Ogden Avenue and began a small farming community named "DuPage.” In 1956, residents voted to incorporate as a village with a mayor and six trustees elected at large. Home to the Morton Arboretum, Lisle’s unique sense of place is infused with nature, whose powerful presence energizes people, sparks innovation and inspires creativity. It is a community that intelligently blends innovation with a respect for nature to offer outstanding work, life and visitor experiences.
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