The City of Countryside was officially incorporated in 1960. Around 1917 the Marx Brothers family (later a famous comedy team) bought a chicken farm near Joliet Road (Route 66) and La Grange Road. Groucho Marx later claimed that the brothers spent too much time at Wrigley Field watching the Chicago Cubs to make the farm economically viable. The City of Countryside was officially incorporated in 1960. The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 is based in Countryside at 6200 Joliet Road. Countryside Shopping Center and Auto Mall is a large draw for regional shopping. Countryside enjoys a very good school system and park district.