Warmth and comfort sweeps across you when you enter the Village of Hinsdale. Rich in history with historic architecture; mature, tree-lined streets; the uniqueness of locally-owned shops and exclusive boutiques; excellent schools; highly-regarded health care; supportive social services for people of all ages; and the indomitable spirit of generous, civic-minded residents, Hinsdale is certainly a distinct destination. Downtown Hinsdale, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a business district with a quintessential downtown of yesteryear. The combination of historically significant architecture, lush landscaping, and classic lampposts offers citizens, shoppers, and storekeepers an inviting setting in which to conduct business The School District 181 with top rated elementary schools within Hinsdale include the Lane School, Madison School, Monroe School, and Oak School. Elementary schools in District 181 that are not in Hinsdale include Elm School, Prospect School, and Walker School. Hinsdale Middle School, operated by the elementary school district, is in Hinsdale. Clarendon Hills Middle School, which also is in District 181, is in Clarendon Hills. St Isaac Jorgues is a K-8 Catholic Grade School School also located in Hinsdale. The largest of many Hindale's parks, The Katherine Legge Memorial Park and Lodge, located on 52 acres of woodland, was donated to the Village of Hinsdale in 1973. The lodge, built in 1927, may be rented for private and corporate events such as banquets, meetings, parties, picnics, receptions, and weddings.The park has a clubhouse with meeting rooms, a football/soccer field, a picnic area, playground apparatus, a scenic open space, a shelter, a sledding hill, and four platform tennis courts. Hinsdale is a suburb of Chicago, Illinois; located partly in Cook County and mainly in DuPage County. It is 20 miles west of Chicago, between Western Springs and Clarendon Hills. It can be reached from Interstate 294 or Interstate 55.