Welcome to Burr Ridge
One of the best small towns in Illinois
Formerly known as Harvester, Burr Ridge is one of Chicago's wealthiest suburban towns. The town is primarily known for its luxury lifestyle and huge, exotic mansions throughout the city. In a 2018 survey, Burr Ridge scored an A+ as one of the best places in Illinois to live.
Burr Ridge has a peaceful and friendly vibe and is an upcoming tourist destination best suited for retirees, senior citizens, and small to medium-sized families.
What to Love
- Host to a diverse blend of retail, dining, and wellness options.
- There are multiple restaurants, coffee shops, and parks available.
- The locals are warm and friendly.
- Burr Ridge boasts a serene environment.
- There is a wide range of community events.
The city of Burr Ridge has a suburban feel primarily tailored to retirees and families. Thanks to its peaceful vibe, Burr Ridge attracts affluent individuals and tourists who want to enjoy the hidden getaway. Beautiful and lavish residences which feature lovely and large outdoor spaces adorn the neighborhood. Residents often take walks or jog in the parks available in the area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Burr Ridge appears small on a map, but don't let that fool you. The wealth of retail, entertainment, and dining options in the area waiting to be explored will leave you in awe.
Nestled at the heart of the town is Burr Ridge Village Center, an upscale shopping mall with a wide range of reputable fashion shops, retail, and dining outlets. The mall has an inviting, trendy, and beautiful outdoor space designed to feel like an urban strip. Some of the shops include Barbara's Books and Bath & Body Works. During winter, the mall has a fireplace with chairs around it.
The Hampton Social is Burr Ridge's lifestyle concept restaurant. If you're here for excellent meals and good vibes, this restaurant evokes East Coast dining and living in every aspect. The ambiance is top-notch, and you'll love their coastal-inspired meals and drinks. Their seafood menu features delicacies such as the Colossal Crab Cake and their grilled octopus served with a creamy herb sauce, olives, and pistachios.
Topaz Café is located at Burr Ridge Village Center, a spectacular restaurant that swears on its trendy tagline, "friendly urban-chic ambiance." Topaz features an outdoor dining space and excellent customer service serving an elegant contemporary American menu featuring seafood, cocktails, and steak. The interior is spacious, warm, and modern and includes access to two private dining rooms suited for parties and events.
Wine lovers are in for a treat as Cooper's Hawk is the town's official home for great wine. The restaurant serves seasonally-inspired dishes combined with award-winning hand-crafted wines. They promise an unforgettable experience filled with memorable moments built on wine and food.
Things to Do
Although Burr Ridge has a slow and laid-back vibe, there are plenty of things to do.
Pet lovers will find Harvester Park heaven-sent as the 37-acre park features a playground where you can walk your pets. The park features a wetland section with multiple trails and fishing spots. Your young ones will thoroughly enjoy the park's modern equipment and unique creative play amenities.
Every Thursday evening, the town of Burr Ridge comes to life thanks to the weekly/monthly Concerts on the Green event. The event treats guests to an array of live music — a fun and safe way to keep the community together.
If you fancy countryside horse riding and charity work, Hanson Center provides opportunities for children and adults to learn horse riding on a sponsor-need basis. The Hanson Center program also welcomes volunteers and sponsors to assist persons living with disabilities.
The Burr Ridge Community Consolidated School District 180 serves the Burr Ridge area.
Hinsdale Central High School
Lyons Township High School
Hinsdale South High School
Pleasantdale Elementary School
Elm Elementary School