An innovative community that maintains small town values

Elburn was founded in 1834, but not Incorporated as a town until 1886. Originally the town had a suggested name of Melbourne, from there it went through a few other names, but in the end became Elburn. In the beginning the town was largely rural, but by 1990 with the tract home developments, the town's population really started to grow. Even with the population growth, housing developments and commercial growth, Elburn a far West suburb of Chicago is still considered a small, rural farming town. As you drive down route 47, you can still find the mom-and-pop shops that give Elburn that small town charm that residents love. Residents look forward to all the yearly festivals and celebrations that Elburn holds, including the much anticipated Elburn Days. One of the main employers in Elburn is Jewel-Osco, with many of the town's professionals commuting from Elburn's train station to Union Station in the Chicago Loop. 

2010 population census 5,602

Fun Fact:
Elburn's first grocery store, a Jewel-Osco was built in 2007 

Things to do/Events:
-Arbor Day Celebration
Memorial Day parade
Elburn Days
Veterans Day Parade
Christmas Stroll
- Elburn Days
- B & E Aquatics 



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