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Oak Brook was incorporated as a Village in 1958, due in large part to the efforts of Paul Butler, a prominent civic leader and landowner whose father had first moved to the vicinity in 1898 and opened a dairy farm shortly thereafter. Prior to incorporation, the name Oak Brook was used by local residents and travelers to distinguish the community from neighboring Hinsdale and Elmhurst, going back to the founding of the Oak Brook Civic Association, almost two decades earlier. The original official boundaries were smaller than the present extent of the Village, but a considerable amount of land was acquired soon after the founding of the Village, including the land that is now the site of the Oak Brook Center shopping mall, which opened in 1962.

Paul Butler's interest in athletics and sport was reflected in the Oak Brook Sports Core, which features polo fields, a golf course (which was at one time the venue for the Western Open), swimming and tennis facilities, and other recreational facilities not commonly found in a village of this size.

Today, much of Oak Brook consists of residential subdivisions, with the exception of the Oak Brook Center shopping mall and other retail and office properties along 22nd Street and the Interstate 88 corridor in the northern part of the village, as well as some commercial properties along Ogden Avenue on the southern boundary of the village. While many Oak Brook residents commute to jobs scattered throughout Chicagoland, Oak Brook is also the home of many corporate offices - most notably, the world headquarters of McDonald's Corporation.

The lifestyle and community values of Oak Brook, Illinois reflect the village's wealth and standing in region. This heart for the community prompts generosity and civic pride. Perhaps that explains why the smallish Village of Oak Brook is also home to the headquarters of service club organization Lions Clubs International.

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Oak Brook, Illinois real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront or scenic view), active adult communities, estates and executive properties. Whether you're presently a buyer or seller, I am confident I can help you achieve your real estate goals. Sellers who have been in the area for a while know my reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. My associates and I will mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of solution for you.

For buyers new to the area, you can rest assured that I will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. Together, my associates and I have many years living and working in the area. That fact, when combined with our cumulative years of experience in real estate, means we can cover all aspects of your search - from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, golf course lots - all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.

So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Oak Brook, Illinois, please let Harry C. Walsh help you find the home or property of your dreams. Contact Harry C. Walsh today!

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Harry C. Walsh services the real estate needs of home buyers and home sellers in search of real estate, homes for sale, condos, investment properties, commercial real estate, new construction, new homes, land, lots, waterfront properties, scenic view homes, farms and recreational property in these nearby communities and more!

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