Hinsdale is a village in Cook and DuPage counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. Hinsdale is a western suburb of Chicago. The town’s ZIP code is 60521. It is listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinois, and is known locally for its beautiful residences and teardown (referring to a process in which a real estate company or individual buys an existing home and then demolishes and replaces it with a new one) culture, of which new rebuilds have taken 30% of homes in the village. The town has a rolling, wooded topography, with a quaint downtown, and is a 22-minute express train ride to downtown Chicago on the Burlington Northern line.
Hinsdale’s downtown area is a National Register Historic District. The downtown area is located in the center of town and is remarkably little changed considering the many teardowns that have occurred in town. The village has restaurants, different types of shops, and various services, as well as the train station. The Robbins Park district just east of downtown between Garfield Street and County Line Road, as well as between Hinsdale Avenue and 9th Street, is a National Register Historic District as well. The district includes two of Hinsdale’s seven buildings individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as seven of seventeen Hinsdale Historic Landmarks.
To address Hinsdale’s legacy of important architectural landmarks, the Hinsdale Historical Society runs the Roger & Ruth Anderson Architecture Center, which advocates for the preservation of Hinsdale’s historical architecture and serves as an archive and resource.
While many Hinsdale residents commute to jobs scattered throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, Hinsdale is also the home of many small and medium-sized businesses. Meadowlark Golf Course is located in Hinsdale. Other businesses include Trumeau Design & Decor, Salt Creek Club, Divine Providence In-Home Care Services, Walt Denny, Inc, and ANI Incorporated, BAMtheatre, along with various other small and medium-sized businesses. Non-profit organizations such as Hinsdale Historical Society and Hinsdale Humane Society are also based there.
The Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge, located on 52 acres of woodland, was donated to the Village of Hinsdale in 1973. The lodge, built in 1927, may be rented for private and corporate events such as banquets, meetings, parties, picnics, receptions, and weddings. The park has a clubhouse with meeting rooms, a football/soccer field, a picnic area, playground apparatus, a scenic open space, a shelter, a frisbee golf course, a sledding hill, and four platform tennis courts.