Chicago magazine is once again turning the spotlight on Elmhurst.

This month’s edition profiles Elmhurst and all that the city offers. Calling Elmhurst “the most interesting suburb,” the article gives accolades to the variety of shops, restaurants, and destinations.

Elmhurst College is noted for not only its age (145 years and counting) but also for its strong academic programs, variety of public talks and concerts, and the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. once hosted a talk there.

The piece highlights our museums—Elmhurst Art Museum, Lizzardro Museum of Lapidary Art, and the Elmhurst History Museum.

Elmhurst is particularly lucky (and proud) to be the home to one of two famed architect’s designs: Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. McCormick House, designed by van der Rohe, is currently undergoing a renovation to bring it back to more of its original design. It is part of the Elmhurst Art Museum.

There is also our beautiful Wilder Park, the Elmhurst version of Central Park, surrounded by museums and home to a playground, youth sports fields, and beautiful trees and flowers.

Popular shops highlighted in the article include Bob James Magic Shop, Main Street Candy and Toys, and RedE boutique. And restaurants, from iconic Hamburger Heaven to the upscale One Fifty One and newbie Red Arrow Tap Room, get a nod as well.

And let’s not forget that Elmhurst also knows how to throw a party. As the article notes, our St. Patrick’s Day parade is one of the best and most popular in all of the area. If you can’t wait that long, the Elmhurst Craft Beer Festival will be held Sept 16 on the grounds of the Elmhurst History Museum. And Sept. 30 is the Homecoming game at Elmhurst College against Augustana College.

All of us at the Gracik Makinney Group know what a special town Elmhurst really is, for all the reasons listed in the article and so many more (great schools, amazing parks, public transportation). There’s really something for everyone. To find out more, give us a call at (630) 441-5570 or visit our website,