Ever hear of a little chain restaurant known as McDonald’s? Obviously, unless you have lived your whole life under a rock, you have. McDonald’s is one of the world’s largest corporations and is one of the most ubiquitous symbols on the planet of American culture – the golden arches. Ever wonder where the engineers of the Big Mac and the creators of the Snack Wrap go everyday when they want to come up with a new invention to please your taste buds? They head to Oak Brook, Illinois – where McDonald’s has its corporate headquarters and a worldwide training center called Hamburger University.
Oak Brook is also home to other landmarks. One of these is the Oakbrook Center, which is a shopping mall with 160 stores and 6 anchor tenants. This mall is one of America’s biggest shopping palaces with over 2 million square feet of shopping space. Owned and managed partially by General Growth Properties – one of the biggest commercial real estate holders in the country – the mall features Bloomingdale’s, Crate and Barrel, H&M, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Mark Shale, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, and Sears as the primary retail outlets. Other national chain presences in the mall include Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Abercrombie & Fitch, Louis Vuitton, American Apparel, an Apple store, Banana Republic, Barnes and Noble, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Coach, Sephora, and many, many more.
You can also find other great amenities in this truly world-class American suburb. Public schools in Oak Brook are some of the best in the country. While only 8,700 residents call the municipality of Oak Brook their home, the median home value is about over half a million dollars and median per capita income is very high at roughly $150,000 a year. Oak Brook Sports Core features polo grounds, a golf course, and other athletic facilities. Butler National Golf Club at one time featured a yearly tournament – the Western Open – Medical care is also offered at a premium, featuring such facilities as the Oak Brook Immediate Care center. The world-class nature of this suburb truly shines through in Oak Brook Immediate Care, which features almost anything a person needs in terms of medical attention.
As you can see, Oak Brook is a premier destination for many people because of its world-renowned corporations (besides McDonald’s, there is Ace Hardware, Blistex Corporation, Dominick’s, and Papermate), its famous shopping mall and its medical facilities.