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DuPage County Homes for Sale
About DuPage County
DuPage County is the second-most populous county in the State of Illinois. On the whole, the county enjoys above-average median household income levels and low overall poverty levels when compared to the national average. In 2018 Niche ranked two DuPage municipalities (Clarendon Hills #3 and Naperville #16) amongst the top 20 best places to live in America.
Oakbrook Terrace’s Drury Lane Theatre is an important live theatre in DuPage County. The Tivoli Theatre, one of the first theaters in the United States to be equipped with sound, is still in use in Downers Grove. In addition to showing movies, the Tivoli is home to several local performing arts groups. Local urban parks include Lombard’s Lilacia Park, Naperville’s Centennial Beach, Woodridge’s Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park and Wheaton’s Cosley Zoo. Privately funded attractions include Lisle’s Morton Arboretum.
Dupage County is home to many academically and athletically successful private and public high schools. As of July 1, 2018, there were 852 public school districts: 368 elementary districts, 97 high school districts, 386 unit districts, and one Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice district.
The College of DuPage, in Glen Ellyn, is one of the largest community colleges in the United States. Wheaton College is one of the most well-known and respected evangelical Christian colleges in the country. Benedictine University, Elmhurst College and North Central College also have long and respected histories in their communities. Other prominent colleges and universities include Midwestern University in Downers Grove; National University of Health Sciences and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard; the Addison, Naperville and Oak Brook campuses of DeVry University; the Aurora campus of Robert Morris University; the Lisle campus of National–Louis University; the Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University; the Wheaton campus of Illinois Institute of Technology; and the DuPage campus of Westwood College in Woodridge.
Parks and Recreation:
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County owns and manages 25,000 acres (10,000 ha) of prairies, woodlands and wetlands. More than 4 million visitors each year enjoy 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, and five education centers. If you like to golf, DuPage is home to Wheaton’s Chicago Golf Club, Arrowhead Golf Club and Cantigny Golf courses; the Medinah Country Club; the Village Links and Glen Oak Country Club of Glen Ellyn; Addison’s Oak Meadows; Oak Brook’s Oak Brook Golf Club, Butler National Golf Club, and Butterfield Country Club; Wood Dale’s Maple Meadows; Westmont’s Green Meadows; Lisle’s River Bend (9 holes); West Chicago’s St. Andrews Golf & Country Club and Winfield’s Klein Creek Golf Club, among others.
DuPage County is served by four Interstate Highways, three US Highways, and nine Illinois Routes. North-south roads (from west to east) include IL 59 (Sutton Road), IL 53 (Rohlwing Road), I-355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) and IL 83 (Kingery Highway). East-west roads (from south to north) include I-55 (Stevenson Expressway) I-88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway), US 34 (Ogden Avenue), IL 56 (Butterfield Road), IL 38 (Roosevelt Road), IL 64 (North Avenue), Army Trail Road, US 20 (Lake Street), IL 19 (Irving Park Road) and IL 390 (Elgin–O’Hare Expressway), which begins at the Thorndale Avenue exit on I-290 and ends on Lake Street, in Hanover Park. I-294 partially enters DuPage County on its eastern border between Westchester, in Cook County, and Oak Brook, in DuPage County.
Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield; Edward Hospital in Naperville; Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst; Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale; Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove; Adventist GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights; and Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and Clinics in Wheaton.