As is usually the case with the changing Chicago seasons, September flew by in the blink of an eye. Believe it or not, by the end of this week, it will be October in Elmhurst Illinois!

Dupage County, Illinois is the perfect picture community for fall…

Nature trails and tree-lined streets in Elmhurst neighborhoods filled with vibrant and colorful foliage...
Parties and get-togethers in Elmhurst homes for Bears games and each head of household’s respective college teams...
Halloween haunted houses galore...
Pumpkin patches and apple picking farms packed with activities for the whole family

Here are a few places you can begin enjoying all of the benefits of living in DuPage County Real Estate around this time of the year:

Sonny Acres Farms
29W310 North Ave, West Chicago, IL 60185-1325
This is the most magical place for children young and old when it comes to fall festivities. It is not only a huge mountainous pumpkin patch, it also
houses haunted houses, costume shops, food, candy, hayrides, petting zoos, children's rides, and more.

11th Hour Haunted House
434 Devon Avenue, Elk Grove, IL‎
The longest haunted house event in Chicago. Three different haunted houses, one corn maze, and zombies and spooks galore.

Safety Town Family Fall Fest
S York St & E Vallette St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Halloween starts a little early in the Safety Town village in Elmhurst. Gather the family for the 11th Annual Family Fall Fest where activities include pony riding, a petting zoo, moon jump and more. The event will be on October 9th from 10 am to 2 pm. Safety Town Elmhurst is located at the Depot/Wild Weadows Trace, specially designed for the educational instruction of
safety programs for young children.

Morton Arb
4100 Illinois
Route 53, Lisle, IL
Fall Color Festival
The fall festival at the Morton Arboretum is a combination of activities
for DuPage County residents young and old throughout each weekend in October. It includes everything from Gourdwalks and a free wine tasting, to a Taffy Apple Bar, and “Trick or Trees” - a fun-filled day for the kids complete with Halloween costume dress code, pumpkin painting and tree planting.

Theater Hikes
Not only is the Morton Arboretum the best place to see acres and acres of autumn colors, but it also offers great entertainment right in the middle of its scenic fall backdrop. Theater Hikes allow audiences to walk along with a scheduled play performed outdoors from scene to scene. The shows are Saturday and Sunday from 1-1:30 pm. September’s play is "Our Town" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" will debut in October.

Fall Color 5K Run and Walk
The most scenic running event in town will be on Sunday, October 3rd, starting at 8 am. Enjoy the view on the rolling course that winds through the Morton Arboretum grounds on the East Side.

We cannot imagine living anywhere other than Elmhurst, Illinois – especially at this time of the year. There is something so warm and comforting about the changing seasons of the Midwest. The fantastic fall foliage is not something that you can get everywhere; the good old fashioned fun of a pumpkin patch or a hay ride fits so perfectly with the Midwestern values of Elmhurst, Illinois and the surrounding areas. If this sounds like the kind of place that you want to move to, then give us a call. We would love to show you a few Elmhurst Illinois homes that look especially fantastic surrounded by vibrant yellow, red and orange leaves.

Tom and Maria
Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group
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