The Village of Carol Stream began with the unique vision of one man, Jay Stream. As founder and original developer of Carol Stream, he incorporated the Village in 1959 and named it after his 14-year-old daughter, Carol. Over the past half-century, careful planning and dedicated development teams shaped the Village of Carol Stream into what we witness today – a dynamic community showcasing economic prosperity, sought-after traditional neighborhoods, and a full array of Village services. Carol Stream is home to over 800 businesses and 40,222 residents. We have 1.5 million square feet of commercial building space and 20 million square feet of industrial building space, and Carol Stream is one of the few communities in Illinois not to levy a municipal property tax.


In its annual ranking of the best American communities to live and raise a family for 2011, Money Magazine ranked Carol Stream as the best small town in Illinois, and the 49th best in the nation. The Village of Carol Stream continues to prosper at a controlled, yet impressive rate through a progressive land development plan administered by the Village’s Community Development staff. Carol Stream prides itself on a streamlined zoning and building permit process, as well as an in-house engineering and architectural plan review team supplemented by expert consultants. By working closely with businesses from the start, we ensure an efficient turnaround time to get projects up and running as soon as possible.  If you consider Carol Stream for your business location, we will work hard to make sure that all of your questions are answered and your business needs are met. We understand the investment you are making and we are confident that your business will prosper in Carol Stream.


Source: US Census Bureau, 2013 QuickFacts


39,244Daytime Population

14,194Number Of Households

Median Household Income:$72,757

$29,578Per Capita Income

$259,100Median Household Cost


500 N. Gary Ave.
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
Phone: (630) 871-6230