Burr Ridge, Illnois, City and Education Information

Burr Ridge is an affluent suburb of Chicago, Illinois, located just minutes from the city's South Side. While the village offers no postsecondary schools of its own, the Chicago metropolitan area plays host to institutions such as Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Information About Burr Ridge

About 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago lies the well-to-do suburb of Burr Ridge, a village of around 10,800, based on 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Burr Ridge residents had a median household income of $113,576 for the years 2010-2014, which far exceeded the median of $57,166 for all Illinois residents.

Burr Ridge residents have excellent transportation access to the rest of the Chicago metropolitan area, with Interstates 55 and 294 both passing through or near the town. Recreational, cultural and entertainment options abound in this area of nearly 10 million people, from Cubs baseball games at Wrigley Field to shopping the Magnificent Mile downtown or going to the Field Museum of Natural History. Burr Ridge itself boasts many parks, a public swimming pool complex and the Five Seasons Sports Club.

Education Around Burr Ridge

Burr Ridge residents can find some of the nation's greatest institutions of higher learning and research in the greater Chicago area. Among these are two of U.S. News & World Report's top national universities for 2016: the University of Chicago, ranked fourth, and Northwestern University in suburban Evanston, ranked 12th. Other area universities and colleges include the University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University, Loyola University, the College of DuPage and the city of Chicago's community college system, the City Colleges of Chicago.

Employment and Economic Facts

Many businesses make their home in Burr Ridge. Major employers include the CNH America LLC, an agricultural equipment research firm; the Burr Ridge manufacturing facility for Mars Chocolate North America; McGraw-Hill Global Ed.; TCF National Bank; and the direct marketing firm American Marketing Systems. Many residents work in other cities within the wider metro area, including in Chicago's Loop, the nation's second-largest business district.


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