The Village of Carol Stream began with the vision of one man, Jay Stream. As founder and original developer, he incorporated Carol Stream 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 it is today – a dynamic community showcasing economic prosperity, sought after traditional neighborhoods, and a full array of Village services. Carol Stream is home to over 1,000 businesses, 40,000 residents, 2 million square feet of commercial building space and 22 million square feet of industrial building space. The Village proudly maintains its status as one of the few municipalities 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 streamlined zoning and building permit processes, 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 quickly as possible. If you are considering Carol Stream for your business location, know that 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.
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