Bloomingdale residents enjoy big city benefits with a small town atmosphere.
“Bloomingdale is a full service community, with first class schools, abundant recreation opportunities, situated amid plenty of open spaces, while boasting a wide and varied retail and commercial/industrial base. Commercial, office and retail developments have been carefully integrated into the community to preserve Bloomingdale’s comfortable ambiance and exceptional quality of life.” — Bloomingdale Village Statement on Living in Bloomingdale
Stratford Square Mall, located at Springfield Road and Schick Road, is the largest of Bloomingdale’s shopping centers. The indoor, landscaped mall contains five major department stores and more than 150 specialty shops and restaurants. Also, Old Town Bloomingdale, at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomingdale Road, is a collection of small businesses and shops located in restored buildings at the original site of the village’s first settlement. History:
The Village of Bloomingdale can trace its founding to the Meacham family. In 1833, the Meacham brothers, Lyman, Silas, and Harvey Meacham started farming an area of 1,200 acres of land, which is an area now known as Medinah. By 1837, a post office was established and in 1845 the area that is now known as the villages of Bloomingdale, Roselle, and unincorporated Medinah, became the third town platted in the newly formed county of Dupage, Illinois.
In 1849, the area’s first permanent building, a Baptist church, was built. The building still stands and today houses a museum. Around 1873, the Chicago and Pacific Railroad came through the northern part of the newly platted town. This event brought additional settlement and retail activity to an area already graced with two boot and shoemakers. a men’s clothier and tailor shop, two carpenters, a wagon maker/blacksmith, and a cheese factory. Some of the original buildings have been restored and still stand in an area known as “Old Town.”
Area: 6.8 square miles
Standard of Living :
Per capita income: $30,941
Home value: $252,292
Median Household Income: $86,503
Asian: 12.7 %
Under 18 years: 19.4%
18 and over:
5 Elementary School Districts and several private school options. For more information, visit the Area Schools page on the Village of Bloomingdale Website.
Check out all schools in the Village of Bloomingdale at GreatSchools.org.