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Relocate To One Of The Fox Valley's Top School Districts!

by The Rullo Team


With the 2018-2019 school year recently completed, now is the perfect time to think about where you want your child to attend school next fall! The
Fox River Valley is home to some of the highest ranked school districts within the entire state! Set your child up for success with a quality education by relocating to one of the area's best districts!


 

There are so many excellent school districts in the Fox River Valley area to choose from!

Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 | Homes for Sale

Geneva Community Unit School District 304 | Homes for Sale

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 | Homes for Sale

Batavia Public School District 101 | Homes for Sale

Oswego Community Unit School District 308 | Homes for Sale

 


When it comes to what schools within these districts are the best of the best, you will need to do a little schoolwork on your own! There are several factors to consider when determining the quality of schools. Look beyond test scores. Although this information is helpful, it does not always provide the best indicator of a school's quality. Explore websites such as GreatSchools.org, Niche.com, and U.S. News & World Report for great unbiased data and rankings of local schools. Check out each school's individual website to learn about awards or recognitions received. Do not be afraid to reach out to the schools to ask further questions and request a site visit. Seeing the school in person and meeting with the staff can help you determine whether the school would be the right fit for your child.

 

 

Once you find the perfect school for your children, work with an experienced realtor to find your dream home within the school's boundaries. Give The Rullo Team a call today or visit our website at http://www.therulloteam.com/ to get started today!

Fox River Valley School Districts Are Top Of Their Class!

by The Rullo Team


Report cards for our public school districts are in! Did our
Fox River Valley schools make the grade?! Educational Review and Ranking website Niche recently released their list of the top public school districts in Illinois! And, our local school districts were once again at the top of their class! Out of the 408 school districts examined, 5 Fox River Valley Districts ranked in the TOP 30 in the state!

 

#5 Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 | Aurora

 

 

Overall

A+

Academics

A

Teachers

A+

Administration

A+

College Prep

A+

Sports

A+

Clubs & Activities

A+

Health & Safety

A

Resources & Facilities

A-

Food

A

Diversity

A



 

Indian Prairie Community Unit School District was ranked ninth in the state as best district for athletes and 21st for best teachers!

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#13 Geneva Community Unit School District 304 | Geneva

 

 

Overall

A

Academics

A

Teachers

A+

Administration

A

College Prep

A+

Sports

A+

Clubs & Activities

A+

Health & Safety

A+

Resources & Facilities

B+

Food

A

Diversity

C-



 

Geneva Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 18 in the state for the best teachers, best districts for athletes, and safest.

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#17 St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 | St. Charles  

 

 

Overall

A

Academics

A

Teachers

A

Administration

A

College Prep

A+

Sports

A+

Clubs & Activities

A+

Health & Safety

A+

Resources & Facilities

B+

Food

A-

Diversity

B-



 

St. Charles Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 29 in the state for best districts for athletes and safest districts.

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#24 Batavia Public School District 101 | Batavia

 

 

Overall

A-

Academics

A-

Teachers

A

Administration

B

College Prep

A+

Sports

A+

Clubs & Activities

A

Health & Safety

A+

Resources & Facilities

B

Food

A

Diversity

B-



 

Batavia Public School District was ranked in the top 30 in the state for best best districts for athletes and safest districts.

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#30 Oswego Community Unit School District 308 | Oswego

 

 

Overall

A-

Academics

B+

Teachers

B+

Administration

B-

College Prep

A

Sports

A

Clubs & Activities

A

Health & Safety

A-

Resources & Facilities

B-

Food

B-

Diversity

A-



 

Oswego Community Unit School District was ranked the 20th best school district for athletes in the state.

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Education is a top priority for the school districts located in the Fox River Valley! If you are interested in Buying a home within one of these great public school districts, give the Rullo Team a call today or visit our website at http://www.therulloteam.com/.

Eggs-citing Easter Events Throughout The Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

With Easter right around the corner, the Easter Bunny has been busy hiding eggs throughout the greater Fox River Valley! Your whole family will have a blast at all the incredible holiday events taking place now through Easter weekend! Fill up your holiday calendar with these fun filled festivities!

 

Egg-mazing Race

Date: Friday, April 12th

Times: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (ages 1-5 & 5-8)

Location: Wheeler Park (822 North First Street, Geneva)

Cost: $5 for residents | $8 for non-residents | Register HERE


Flashlight Egg Hunt

Date: Friday, April 12th

Times: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm (ages 1-5 & 5-8) | 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm (ages 6+)

Location: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center (3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles)

Cost: $5 for residents | $8 for non-residents | Registration for ages 1-5, ages 5-8, ages 6+

 

Elburn Lions Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Location: Lions Park (500 Filmore Street, Elburn)

Cost: FREE!

 

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 9:45 am

Location: Volunteer Park (61 South Main Street, Sugar Grove)

Cost: FREE!

 

Kids Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Volunteer Park (61 South Main Street, Sugar Grove)

Cost: FREE!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Pottawatomie Park (8 North Avenue, St. Charles)

Cost: FREE!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Rotolo Middle School (1501 South Raddant Road, Batavia)

Cost: FREE!

 

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: West Main Park Shelter (40W101 Main Street, Batavia)

Cost: $10 per dog | Register HERE

 

The Great Bunny Search

Dates: Saturday, April 13th AND Saturday, April 20th

Times: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00 pm

Location: Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve (35W003 Route 31, South Elgin)

Cost: $14 per person | Purchase tickets HERE

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Maple Park Public Library (302 Willow Street, Maple Park)

Cost: FREE!

 

Easter Bunny Home Visits

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Throughout Greater St. Charles Area

Cost: $22 for first child +$7 each additional child (residents) | $33 for first child +$11 each additional child (residents) | Register HERE

 

Egg Hunt on the Island

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Stolp Island (21 South Stolp Avenue, Aurora)

Cost: FREE!

 

Doggie Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: River Bend Community Park (Courier & Geneva Avenues, St. Charles)

Cost: $4 per dog (early bird registration HERE) | $7 per dog (on-site registration)

 

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

Date: Wednesday, April 17th

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Pottawatomie Community Center (8 North Avenue, St. Charles)

Cost: $10 for residents | $15 for non-residents | Register HERE

 

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Date: Thursday, April 18th

Time: 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Location: Wormley Heritage Park (331 Century Drive, Oswego)

Cost: $9 per child | Register HERE

 

HPF's Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Heritage Prairie Farm (2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn)

Cost: FREE!

 

Milo’s Marvelous Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Blackberry Farm (100 South Barnes Road, Aurora)

Cost: $6 per child | Register HERE

 

Downtown Batavia Egg Hop

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Downtown Batavia | Start at Peg Bond Center (151 North Island Avenue, Batavia)

Cost: FREE!

 

Spring Holiday Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Kenyon Woods Pasture (Raymond Street, South Elgin)

Cost: FREE!

 

Natural Egg Dyeing

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Elgin Public Museum (225 Grand Boulevard, Elgin)

Cost: $2 for 2 eggs



The Rullo Team wishes everyone a very HAPPY EASTER! Follow us on Facebook and check out our Website for information on more great holiday and community events!


 

Fox River Valley Students Head Back To School!

by The Rullo Team

It's time to head back to school! Over the next couple of weeks school buses throughout the Fox River Valley will be filled with students as they kick off a brand new school year. Get your student ready for a successful year before the first day! Check out the first day of school for all area public school districts!


Batavia Public School District 101 | 335 West Wilson Street, Batavia

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 15th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar


Community Unit School District 308 | 4175 Route 71, Oswego

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 15th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar


School District U-46 | 355 East Chicago Street, Elgin

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 15th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar


East Aurora School District 131 | 417 Fifth Street, Aurora

First Day of School: Thursday, August 16th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar


West Aurora School District 129 | 1877 West Downer Place, Aurora

First Day of School: Thursday, August 16th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar


Indian Prairie School District 204 | 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora

First Day of School: Tuesday, August 21st

2018 - 2019 District Calendar


Geneva CUSD 304 | 227 North Fourth Street, Geneva

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 22nd

2018 - 2019 District Calendar


Kaneland CUSD 302 | 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 22nd

2018 - 2019 District Calendar


St. Charles CUSD 303 | 201 South 7th Street, St. Charles

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 22nd

2018 - 2019 District Calendar


The Rullo Team wishes a successful and fun 2018-2019 school year for all Fox River Valley students!!!


Earth Day Celebrations in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

Home owners in the Fox Valley know that one of the perks of living here is the stunning natural environment. With miles of glistening river ways and peaceful green spaces, the Fox Valley is filled with incredible spaces for outdoor recreation and enjoyment. In order for all current and future residents in our area to benefit from this natural environment, we need to protect it. Earth Day is April 22nd and there are numerous celebrations planned throughout our communities. Bring your family to celebrate the beauty of our natural surroundings and help conserve it for generations to come.


Earth Day Recycling Extravaganza

Date: Saturday, April 21st

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Oswego Village Hall (100 Parkers Mill, Oswego)

Oswego’s ECO Commission is holding a special Earth Day Event for the Village. Watch demonstrations beekeeping, composting, rain barrels, and raising chickens. Bring in eye glasses, packing materials, batteries, medical prescriptions, electronics, styrofoam, and more for safe recycling. Enjoy the book and bicycle exchanges. Pick up your rain barrel from Upcycle Products to help collect water that can be used for your lawn and garden. Watch the planting of two trees at the Village Hall at 10:00 am.


Earth Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, April 21st

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Montessori Academy (595 South River Street, Batavia)

Check out this incredible eco-learning festival! This celebration will have amazing food, adorable pets for adoption, fun kids activities, silent auction, and more. Enjoy great live music by Make it a Double and Noah Gabriel. Do not miss out on meeting wildlife from the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education and Fox Valley Wildlife Center or the adoptable dogs from Tails Humane Society. Admission for this family fun celebration is $25 per person with children under 13 years old FREE! Purchase tickets HERE!


Earth Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, April 21st

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Peck Farm Park (4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva)

Join the Geneva Park District and the Natural Resources Committee of Geneva for their Earth Day Celebration. It will be filled with great activities including children's games, health screenings, book exchange, chair massages, document shredding, farmer's market, bicycle tuneups, and green vendors. Be sure to check out electric vehicles from Tesla. This event has FREE admission!


5th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, April 21st

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Hawthorne Hill Nature Center (28 Brookside Drive, Elgin)

This FREE event will be fun for the whole family. Check out the nature play, eat healthy snacks, make some nature-themed crafts, go on a hike, plant some seeds, enjoy live entertainment and so much more. There will also be many local organizations on site providing educational information about ways we all can protect the planet.


Earth Day Open House

Date: Sunday, April 22nd

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve (37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles)

Head to the Creek Bend Nature Center for this special day. Start the day with a bird walk at 8 am. Check out the Garden Workshop from 10:30 am to 11:30 am ($10 per person) and/or Native Landscaping 101 Workshop 1 pm to 2 pm ($10 per person). Enjoy stories and crafts between noon and 4 pm in the center. Make a difference by cleaning up the trails and nature hike between 3 pm and 4 pm. For those events with a cost, please register in advance by calling (630) 444-3190 or emailing programs@kaneforest.com. All other activities are FREE!

 

 

Happy Earth Day from The Rullo Team!

Best School Districts Found in the Fox Valley!

by The Rullo Team

Educational Review and Ranking website Niche recently released their list of the top public school districts in Illinois for 2018! How did the school districts in the beautiful Fox Valley rank? They came out at the top of the class! Out of the 406 school districts examined, 5 Fox River Valley Districts ranked in the top 30 in Illinois! Check out the report cards for these awesome area school districts!

 

#6 Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 | Aurora

Indian Prairie Community Unit School District was ranked within the top 20 in the state for the best teachers and safest school districts.

#11 Geneva Community Unit School District 304 | Geneva

Geneva Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 25 in the state for the best teachers and safest school districts.

#17 St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 | St. Charles  

St. Charles Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 25 in the state for the best teachers and safest school districts.

 

#25 Batavia Public School District 101 | Batavia

Batavia Public School District was ranked within the top 25 in the state for best teachers.

#30 Oswego Community Unit School District 308 | Oswego

 

Congrats to all of these great Fox River Valley School Districts! We appreciate all that you do for our students and for making the Fox River Valley such a great place for families to call home!

If you are interested in Buying a home within one of these great school districts, give the Rullo Team a call today or visit our website at http://www.therulloteam.com/.

 

Best Places to Raise A Family in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

The Fox River Valley is home to some of 2018’s Best Places to Raise a Family in Illinois! Financial website WalletHub recently released their list of the best cities for families throughout the state. When the results came in......5 Fox River Valley communities made it in the top 50! Congrats to St. Charles, Oswego, Batavia, Geneva, and South Elgin!

 

Families know that these cities are the best places to lay down roots. Looking at 222 communities across Illinois, WalletHub determined their rankings based on 21 key indicators. They examined a variety of family important amenities and factors, including median family incomes, housing affordability, quality of schools, access to parks and entertainment, and so much more. Find out how our area communities stacked up!



 

Best Places to Raise a Family in Illinois

City

Overall Rank

Total Score

Family Life & Fun Rank

Education, Health, & Safety Rank

Affordability Rank

Socio- economics Rank

St. Charles

21

67.12

101

60

24

41

Oswego

29

65.88

92

67

39

20

Batavia

38

65.09

136

87

16

27

Geneva

49

63.5

117

33

76

51

South Elgin

50

63.49

68

94

40

86

 

If you are interested in Buying a home in one of these amazing, family-friendly communities, check out our Current Homes for Sale. Give The Rullo Team a call today or visit our website at http://www.therulloteam.com/.   


 

St. Charles Ranked As One of the Best Small Towns in America!

by The Rullo Team

Escape the hustle and bustle of larger cities by finding a quaint, tight knit smaller community instead. Many small towns across the country are filled with spectacular amenities while offering short commutes to larger metropolitan areas. They are perfect for families and individuals who are looking for more space, affordability, and a high quality of life. Looking for the perfect small town to call home? Come to St. Charles, which was ranked among the Best Small Cities in America!


Financial website WalletHub recently conducted a study to rank America's smaller cities based on affordability and quality of life. The study ranked 1,268 cities across the country that had populations between 25,000 and 100,000. It focused on 33 key livability indicators. These indicators included a variety of factors that contribute to a high quality of life such as housing costs, quality of school-system, access to amenities and entertainment, commute time, recreational facilities, and more.

 

When the results came in......St. Charles was ranked at the top of the pack!

 

 

 

Interested in Buying your dream home in this great American small town? Check out all the Current Homes for Sale in St. Charles! Give The Rullo Team a call today or visit our website at http://www.therulloteam.com/.   


Earth Day Celebrations in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

The Fox River Valley is filled with beautiful natural features that serve as all of our backyards. As residents, we love to use these areas for recreation and relaxation. There presence is one of the many perks of living in our area. It is important that we help preserve and protect these spots for residents today and in the future. Earth Day helps remind us of the importance of conservation and celebrates the beauty of our natural surroundings. There are many great community events planned in the Fox River Valley for you and your family to celebrate this Earth Day! 



ECO Earth Day Event

Date: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Oswego Village Hall (100 Parkers Mill, Oswego)

Cost: FREE!

Oswego’s ECO Commission is holding a special Earth Day Event for the village. Learn about butterfly gardens, composting, and raising chickens. Bring in eye glasses, packing materials, and syrofoam to donate to Fox Metro. There will also be a bicycle and book exchange at the event. Pick up your rain barrel to help collect water that can be used for your lawn and garden. Watch the planting of two trees at the Village Hall at 10:00 am.

 

Earth Day 2017

Date: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Kenyon Farm Forest Preserve (8N700 Barry Road, South Elgin)

Cost: FREE!

Help the Forest Preserve District of Kane County plant trees at their annual Earth Day event. Plant one tree/shrub or spend the entire day planting! The holes are pre-dug. All volunteers need to do is place the tree/shrub and add dirt, water, and mulch.

 

Earth Day Celebration

Date: Sunday, April 23rd

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Peck Farm Park (4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva)

Cost: FREE admission!

The whole family will love celebrating Earth Day at Peck Farm Park. There is so much to do, including chalk art, children’s activities, chair massages, petting zoo, paper shredding, and bicycle check-ups. Purchase a rain barrel at the event and learn more about ways that you can protect the local environment. Bring old shoes to donate to Jolly Old Soles and a gently used book for the Geneva Public Library. Before the event, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, join in on the Earth Day Clean-Up Hike to help pick up trash around the park.

 

2017 Arbor Day Celebration

Date: Friday, April 28th

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets, St. Charles)

Join the City of St. Charles Tree Commission to their annual Arbor Day celebration. Enjoy an afternoon of music and art as you learn more about nature and trees. There will be demonstrations, educational material, plant giveaways, raffles, and so much more. Prior to the Arbor Day Celebration, swing by the St. Charles Municipal Building (2 East Main Street) to see the “Diversity in the Urban Forest” art entries on display. Participants will be recognized on the 28th at the festivities.

 

 

Fox River Valley Schools Rank as the Top in Illinois!

by The Rullo Team

Educational Review and Ranking website Niche recently released their list of the top public school districts in Illinois! How did the school districts in the beautiful Fox River Valley rank? They came out at the top of the class! Out of the 404 school districts examined, 5 Fox River Valley Districts ranked in the top 30 in Illinois! Check out the report cards for these awesome area school districts!

 


#7 Indian Prairie Community Unit School District 204 | Aurora

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Indian Prairie Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 20 in the state for the best teachers, best districts for athletes, most diverse districts, and largest districts.

 

#12 Geneva Community Unit School District 304 | Geneva

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Geneva Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 25 in the state for the best teachers, best districts for athletes, and safest.

 

#14 St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 | St. Charles  

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St. Charles Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 30 in the state for the best teachers, best districts for athletes, safest, and largest districts.

#24 Batavia Public School District 101 | Batavia

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Batavia Public School District was ranked in the top 25 in the state for best teachers.

 

#27 Oswego Community Unit School District 308 | Oswego

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Oswego Community Unit School District was ranked in the top 25 in the state for best district for athletes and largest districts.

 

Congrats to all of these great Fox River Valley School Districts! We appreciate all that you do for our students and for making the Fox River Valley such a great place for families to call home!

 

If you are interested in Buying a home within one of these great school districts, give the Rullo Team a call today or visit our website at http://www.therulloteam.com/.

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