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Your Chicago CUstom home Builder making Chicagoland a bit more green

Chicagoland is home to some of the best suburbs in the entire country. And, BrightLeaf Homes is proud to build eco-friendly, progressive homes in each of these special and unique villages. Our goal is give our clients the neighborhood of their choice and the house of their dreams. Not seeing the neighborhood you want to live in? Ask us. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean we can’t build there.


One of the most important business centers in the world, Chicago offers everything anyone would need and then some. Comprised of culturally rich and unique neighborhoods that carry a personality all their own, you’ll be sure to find the perfect spot to call home.


More than a zoo, the Village of Brookfield is 13 miles west of downtown. Quaint and charming plus modern and economically developed, Brookfield is home to great schools, churches, culture, and the true essence of community.

Clarendon Hills

Dubbed The Volunteer Community Clarendon Hills is the choice for families seeking quality education, security, and small town character. Its vibrant downtown reflects the upbeat and genuine lifestyle of its residents.



Chicago’s western gateway is 15 miles southwest of the Loop. A portion of old Route 66 runs through Countryside, adding a bit of nostalgia to a now fully developed community and offers residents a quiet respite from city life.



A centrally located city, Darien has easy access to three major highways navigating the Chicagoland area.  Home to top-rated schools, an active park district, and the development of a downtown continues to make Darien "A Nice Place to Live".


Downers Grove

Named a Top 10 Livable City for kids and named by Forbes as one of America’s Friendliest Towns, Downer’s Grove is also great for adults. With over 150 restaurants and less than a 30-minute commute, it’s the perfect place to call home.


Originally called Cottage Hill, it was renamed Elmhurst in 1869. Full of historical heritage.  Elmhurst offers the convenience of the city with the serenity of a suburban community.  This western suburb truly offers something for everyone!

Glen Ellyn

The village takes its name from a local glen as well as Ellyn Hill whose husband established the village.  Every year the park district provides more than 700 offerings for residents to play, relax, and have fun.



The Village of Hinsdale attracts people to come do business, visit, play, and live by offering small town charm in big ways through commerce, education, and suburban living. Its historic structures and preserved buildings are second to none.

La Grange

La Grange manages to offer the best of both worlds – close-knit community plus the amenities of city living – to its residents. Its accolades include Best Downtown and Top Transit Suburb, and is perfect for young families as well as empty nesters and everyone in between.

La Grange Park

The Village of La Grange Park boasts over 24 acres of parkland and nature preserves – sometimes hard to believe given its 13-mile proximity to the city. Primarily a residential community, La Grange Park still offers plenty of local amenities.


The Arboretum Village, Lisle is a beautiful place to live and visit. Once the third most popular meeting site in the entire state, Lisle is home to innovation, redevelopment, and preservation of its rich history.



From the Peck & Little Orphan Annie Houses to the Lilac Village, Lombard is full of history.  With a focus on historical preservation and a continued investment in community developments this suburb provides it all.



In just half a century, the City of Naperville has grown from a prairie town of fewer than 10,000 people to a bustling city of 145,000 residents.  Visit their scenic Riverwalk in downtown for a great night on the town.



Aptly named for its location on the Des Plaines River, Riverside is a beautiful upscale suburban community. Just 10 miles west of the Loop, this National Historic Landmark District makes its residents feel light years away from city life.

Western Springs

Tree-lined neighborhood streets, a quaint downtown, and some of the state’s most friendly people, Western Springs is warm and welcoming. The Village has a 99 percent high school graduation rate and one of the highest median incomes in Illinois.


The Village of Westmont places emphasis on community, and fosters a warm, welcoming attitude as the Progressive Village. Residents and businesspeople alike make Westmont a great place to live, work, and raise a family.



Serving as the County Seat of Dupage County, Wheaton provides a blend of big-city comforts and small-town charm.  Not only does it provide fun amenities but, in 2017, it was ranked #6 on the Top 100 Safest Cities in America!


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