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Welcome to Addison

Home sweet home

Homes within the village range from affordable starter models to million-dollar luxury residences. Due in part to its commitment to diversity and with a number residents being from third- and fourth-generation families, both newcomers and longtime residents comfortably call Addison home.

The Addison advantage includes a small-town feel that’s rare in DuPage County, said Mayor Veenstra, who previously served as chairman of Addison’s building, zoning, development, public health, safety and judicial committees.

Recognized for its excellent public and parochial schools, diversified housing options, cultural and recreational opportunities and progressive government, Addison has become one of the leading communities in DuPage County.

Higher education providers, including DeVry University, Technology Center of DuPage, a satellite campus of the College of DuPage and Symbol Training Institute, all make their home in Addison.

Community vibrancy a hallmark

Some of the most popular attractions are Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Complex and Restaurant and Marcus Cinema, which now features UltraScreen DLX seating. An extended row of restaurants and popular eateries to please every palate will welcome you with mouth-watering barbecue chicken, pork and beef, captivating flavors of Mexican or northern Italian cuisine, pizza, prime-quality steaks, fresh seafood and pasta, served at upscale eateries, cafes, family-friendly diners and fast food chains. Both the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites offer convenient accommodations just 11 miles from busy O’Hare International Airport.

Community theater, an active arts council, family festivals and concerts are year-round advantages to living in Addison. Outdoor enthusiasts can join in the action at the family aquatic center, golf dome and four golf courses including the park district’s newly refurbished Links and Tees 9-hole executive course.

Within just a few minutes visitors can shop upscale malls or visit the stores at Green Meadows Shopping Center, Centennial Plaza and Lake Addison Plaza; stroll historical sites; or catch a concert during the summer months.

Business-friendly environment

Addison is home to the fourth largest industrial complex in the State of Illinois and the largest in DuPage County, offering residents a variety of employment opportunities at a wide range of business entities.

Of all manufacturing operations in DuPage County, some 20 percent are located in Addison. Producing a variety of goods ranging from telecommunication equipment to electronic controls, industrial drills and kiln equipment, these businesses are located in Addison’s bustling west and south side industrial corridor. Business also find homes in the 198-acre Meadows Business Park, the 70-acre Tollway Park and the 30-acre Corporate Center.

Active organizations such as the dedicated Addison Chamber of Commerce and Industry, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016, provide members with a long list of valuable programs and services including a number of networking opportunities, monthly meetings featuring prominent speakers of interest and participation in several multi-chamber business-to-business events and the Addison Chamber’s Wedding & Special Event EXPO.

Location, location, location

Popular Chicago destinations including museums, symphonies and the lakefront are just 21 miles away and easily accessible via immediate proximity to transportation hubs including I-290 and I-355 expressways. U.S. Route 20 stretches northwest to southeast through the heart of Addison, intersecting Route 83 near the eastern edge of the community.

Public transportation options include the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and Pace bus service providing convenient bus access to multiple local destinations.

Metra commuter train stations in nearby communities offer riders convenient mass transit train transportation to downtown Chicago destinations and surrounding suburbs.

Addison residents have access to three airports: O’Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport and DuPage Airport in West Chicago.

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