Hinsdale is an affluent suburb west of Chicago known for excellent public schools, large residences with wooded lots and low crime rates. Hinsdale is located 20 miles from the city limits and can easily be accessed by the Metra commuter train station within the downtown area. Many of the homes are newer construction, however the village still has numerous preserved historic homes and maintains a charming town center with quaint shops, restaurants and businesses. Hinsdale was named one of the best Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs by Chicago Magazine in 2014. The village was also named the best place to live in the Chicago area by West Suburban Living magazine in 2012. The estimated population of Hinsdale is roughly 17,630 people with the estimated median home value of $916,800.
Hinsdale is part of the District 181 public schools and is home to the highly awarded Hinsdale Central High School of District 86. In 2017, Hinsdale Central was ranked 7th for high schools within Illinois, only 2nd for public high schools. Additionally, The Chicago Sun Times ranked Hinsdale Central as the #1 suburban high school in Illinois in 2013. Hinsdale Middle School is located within the village and was ranked in the top 5% of Illinois middle schools, among several public elementary schools and St. Isaac Jogues, a K-8 private school.
Hinsdale has a large wooded park with over 50 acres of land named Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge which residents fully utilize. Some of the notable activities and events hosted in the community include the Fourth of July Parade, Fall Family Festival, and Holiday Express. Non-profit organizations such as the Hinsdale Humane Society and the Hinsdale Historical Society are also located in the town.