Proximity to efficient transportation networks is of critical importance to location scouts searching for destinations with accessibility to the regional, national and global marketplace. West Chicago’s access to highway, rail and air transport gives it a leading edge for business development.
Situated in the heart of the western suburbs and offering excellent schools, housing stock with a range of attractive price points and lifestyle amenities including DuPage County forest preserves, the Illinois Prairie Path and an award winning aquatic center, West Chicago holds enormous appeal to the creative talent pool employers are scrambling to engage. All this and only 32 miles from downtown Chicago, West Chicago’s location has it all!
- Situated between I-90 Tollway and I-88 Tollway along Illinois Route 59.
- Impressive traffic counts on three primary corridors (North Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Route 59).
- Home of DuPage Airport, Illinois' third busiest airport.
- Service by two major rail lines.
- Commuter train station located in downtown West Chicago served by the Metra-Union Pacific West Line.
- Ongoing Transit Oriented Development (TOD) opportunities adjacent to the Metra station.
- Strong community based and regional demographic spending capability.
- A downtown Historic Business District which is located within a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District, just west of Illinois Route 59.
- Availability of a diverse labor force of professional, skilled and semi-skilled workers.
West Chicago’s general aviation needs are exceedingly fulfilled with the establishment of DuPage Airport and Flight Center. The DuPage Airport, adjacent to the DuPage Business Center, has a 7,570 ft. runway able to support corporate and private travel with the convenience of customs and immigration service available. Located between IL Route 64 (North Avenue) and IL Route 38 (Roosevelt Road), this facility is one of the busiest airports in Illinois.
DuPage Airport is located less than an hour away from the heart of Chicago and within minutes of western Chicago’s major commercial centers. Those in need of regional, national and international transport have access to Chicago’s O’Hare (33.3 miles away) and Midway (41.3 miles) International airports. They are situated approximately ±45 minutes from West Chicago, and travelers can take advantage of a variety of limousine and shuttle services in the area for worry-free transportation to these busy airports.
Mass Transit, Pedestrian Access, and Rail
The Metra-Union Pacific West Line serves the commuter train station located in downtown West Chicago. More than 50 freight trains and 60 Metra trains carrying nearly 30,000 passengers share the line each day. The station is conveniently located in the pedestrian-friendly Historic downtown where merchants and residents live, work and play.
Easy access to three Illinois highways provides residents and businesses with a link to the region’s extensive system of interstate highways. Stretching east to west across northern
Illinois, IL Route 38 (Roosevelt Road) and IL Route 64 (North Avenue) traverse the southern and northern borders of the city. Both routes converge with IL Route 59 (Neltnor Boulevard) and Interstate 355, offering a connection with Interstate 88.
Average daily traffic volume for major thoroughfares includes IL Route 38 (Roosevelt Road), with approximately 24,850 vehicles per day, IL Route 64 (North Avenue) with an average of 32,810 vehicles per day, and IL Route 59 (Neltnor Boulevard) corridor experiences approximately 32,025 vehicles per day.