Place:Woodridge, DuPage, Illinois, United States

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NameWoodridge
TypeVillage
Coordinates41.744°N 88.044°W
Located inDuPage, Illinois, United States
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Woodridge is a suburb of Chicago, located primarily in DuPage County, Illinois, with portions in Will County and Cook County. It uses the 630 and 331 area codes. The population was 32,971 at the 2010 census. Woodridge is the home of the Home Run Inn pizzeria chain and a campus of Westwood College.

Woodridge was incorporated on August 24, 1959, with less than 500 residents, on a wooded area of high ground overlooking the DuPage River's East Branch. Woodridge is a young community with the vast majority of its homes, businesses, and churches constructed after the 1950s. Woodridge was founded by a housing developer, Albert Kaufman, who was largely responsible for the creation of the village.

In July 2007, Woodridge was ranked No. 61 on Money magazine's "100 Best Places to Live".

Woodridge is bordered by Naperville to the west, Downers Grove to the northeast, Darien to the east, Lemont to the south, Bolingbrook to the southwest, and Lisle] to the northwest.

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