Elburn Illinois Real Estate

Elburn Illinois Real Estate

 

The town of Elburn was established in 1886 and was originally named “Blackberry Station” due to the Chicago and North Transportation Company being built in the area but was shortly changed due to a conflict with the railroad.  What started as a rural town, Elburn experienced a burst in residence and economy in the 1990’s due to a large expansion of tract home developments.  Today, the town serves as one of the last stops on the Chicago Metra.

 

Parks and Recreation of Elburn Illinois

Elburn prides itself in its quality parks and nature preserves.  The ten beautifully maintained parks allow residents to picnic, hike, fish and play sports such as tennis and soccer.  There are also bike paths throughout the town that give residents miles of uninterrupted biking, running or walking.  The Elburn Forest Preserve provides visitors with scenic views and vast opportunities to view wildlife and unique greenery. 

 

Hughes Creek Golf Course provides the residents of Elburn and Kane County 18 – holes of top-of-the-line golf that will suit the needs of any skill level.  Providing both season passes and single day rates, the course is accessible for all.  The course also offers tournaments throughout the season.  

 

Elburn Illinois School/Health/Transportation

The Kaneland Community Unit School District #302 serves the children of Elburn and consists of four elementary, one middle and one high school.  Blackberry Creek Elementary School and John Stewart Elementary School are both located in Elburn.  There are about 4,500 total students in the district from grades K – 12.  District 302 makes it a priority to not just have their students graduate but to help them to prepare for further education and careers alike.

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital  serves most of the Fox River Valley and is located in Geneva, just seven miles away from Elburn.  The hospital boasts a state-of-the-art cancer center.  Airports, an Amtrak station and the Metra are all easily accessible, making traveling quite convenient.  Being only about 55 miles from Chicago, residents can choose to get downtown by driving or taking the Metra’s pink line, which is located right in town.  Those who are traveling out of town can utilize the Naperville Amtrak or fly out of O'Hare International Airport and Midway International. Both of which are less than an hour away and can get travelers to just about anywhere in the world.       

 

Shopping/Dining in Elburn Illinois

There are many local pubs and restaurants in Elburn that do a wonderful job of bringing the community together.  Restaurants such as Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grille, a restaurant known for its own twist on pub food and upscale patio and Schmidts, an up – scale pub with the area’s best fish fry, have great atmospheres whether you’re looking to relax with the family or watch the big game.  If you’re looking for quality pizza, look no further than Paisano's, known for their extensive menu and quality, Chicagoland classic, Italian Beef sandwiches.      

Shops in Elburn specialize in antiques and a variety of vintage gifts.  Stores such as Frivolous Treasures have a combination of unique finds with a vintage charm.  Specialty shops, such as Dry Wit bring residents in for items such as personalized stationary and drinkware.  The shopping is unlimited in the neighboring town of Geneva. It’s Downtown Historic Shopping District has a little bit of everything from clothing boutiques for all ages, wine shops, art galleries and jewelry.  For those looking to shop from national retailers, look no further than Geneva Commons, an upscale outdoor mall and entertainment district.  There is something for everyone with over 80 retailers and restaurants from Crate and Barrel to Banana Republic.  Shoppers can also enjoy many activities at the commons such as outdoor yoga and concerts.  

 

Living

Elburn is a town of 5,600 people with an increasing population.  It is a town that prides itself in family, with about 57% of the population being families.  Medium house values are $281,200 and have increased 4.5% in the last 10 years.  Between its proximity to the city of Chicago and it ability to maintain an affordable lifestyle for families, its no wonder Elburn real estate is on the rise.