Elmhurst is a town with a little something for everyone, from placid nature to urban excitement. Elmhurst's many parks, including the beautiful Cricket Creek County Forest Preserve, allow an easy retreat to nature for Elmhurst locals. If you prefer the big city, downtown Chicago is no more than a quick ride away on the city's light rail line. Elmhurst locals love their town, which has a great tradition of volunteerism. Come to Elmhurst yourself and you will soon see why.