Although it is a town whose roots go back more than 100 years, the Village of Bartlett did not enter its prime until quite recently. The town's namesake, Luther Bartlett, purchased the original 40 acres that comprised the townsite in 1843. Thirty years later he offered the Chicago & Pacific Railroad a right-of-way through his acreage, as well as a train station site. It is around this 125-year-old train depot, which still stands today, that this modern suburban community took shape.
Incorporated in 1891, Bartlett's population has gone from 360 in 1900 to 3,500 in 1970, and today stands at 41,402 plus. Luther Bartlett's original 40-acre town now covers 14.5 square miles and lies in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. The median age in Bartlett is 35.06 years and the median income (in 2010) is $103,867.
Bartlett is predominantly made up of single-family homes, although multi-family townhomes and apartments are also available and well-liked by first-time home buyers and empty nesters.
Homeowners have their choice of a wide variety of home styles, from simple ranches, to split-levels to elaborate two-story houses. Prices range from $120,000 to over $900,000 with the average value of a single family home coming in at $289,162. Apartment rentals averaged $1100 per month.
Located 35 miles from the Chicago Loop, Bartlett offers easy accessibility to the Northwest Tollway, the East-West Tollway, the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway and Interstate 290. Travel time by train to the Loop is one hour from Bartlett's downtown commuter station. Drive time to O'Hare airport is 35 minutes, and it is one hour to downtown Chicago.