Thirty minutes outside of Chicago’s bustling downtown is Oakbrook Terrace. With over 4000 square feet of office development Oakbrook Terrace is a perfect blend between a thriving urban center, and a suburban oasis. It is one of the smaller Chicago suburbs. With a population of just over 2,000, the city is dwarfed by nearby neighbors like Schaumburg and Glenview. Even close cousin Oak Brook is significantly bigger. Its quaint size is one of its most attractive features, offering residences the look and feel of an intimate community for work play and raising family. What Oakbrook Terrace lacks in size, it makes up for in activities per capita. It’s no wonder why this small town was once called Utopia back in the 1950’s. Think metropolitan glitz, with country home heart: unparalleled residential living among beautiful parks, safe quiet streets and a wealth of upscale community amenities. Its residential areas are comprised of housing-condominiums, luxury apartments, new homes with upscale improvements, and older homes. All of them in a green lawned, tree lined, park like setting that make it hard to believe you’re just a short drive to downtown.
With local attractions like the Drury Lane Theater, approximately 40 restaurants, and its central location to the Chicago Metropolitan area, there is a wealth of places to play, shop and eat. The neighborhood is best known for Oakbrook Terrace Tower, the tallest building in Illinois (not to mention from here to the west Rockies) that does not reside within the Chicago city limits. This uniquely shaped building, which has 31 floors, was designed by well-known architect Helmut Jahn (the man behind One Liberty Place in Philadelphia) and boasts an innovative eye pleasing octagonal shape. It is home to a community fitness center, hair salon and café. Local rumor has it that it leans, like Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, but that might just be a bar tale.