North Aurora Illinois Real Estate

North Aurora Illinois Real Estate

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Named after its proximity to its neighbor, Aurora, the village of North Aurora was established in 1905 and is located in Kane County in the Fox River Valley.  Originally referred to as “Schneider’s Mill” and “Schneider’s Crossing”, the village history dates back to construction of a vital dam and mill that were built along the Fox River in the early 1800’s.  Currently, the village boasts its own police and fire departments. 

 

North Aurora Illinois Parks and Recreation

There are many parks in the North Aurora area that offer activities such as hiking, swimming, cross country skiing, frisbee golf and fishing, as well as dog exercise areas.  With the Fox River running through the village and the surrounding area, there are also endless water activities accessible for residents.  Boating, kayaking and water skiing are all activities often enjoyed along the river.

Blackberry Farm, located in Aurora, will provide families with a day of adventure and exploration.  Depicting the 1840’s Blackberry Farm shows what it was like to live in the area when the area was being established.  Along with the demonstrations, there are also many activities to partake in, including hayrides, paddle boating, pony rides and a steam train. 

 

School/Health/Transportation of North Aurora Illinois

The children in North Aurora attend school in the West Aurora School District 129.  The district, comprised of 12,316 students, serves five communities and contains 10 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 1 high school.  It is considered to be in the top ten most diverse districts in the state and is in the top 15% of districts in the states for athletes.

Hospitals in the area include Rush Copley Medical Center and AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora.  Both hospitals provide its patients with top-of-the-line medical care and offer an emergency room, cancer center and birthing clinic.  Travelers can get to anywhere in the world from North Aurora by utilizing either O'Hare International Airport or Midway International.  Residents can also opt to travel by using the Metra out of Aurora or the Amtrak out of Naperville.

 

North Aurora Illinois Shopping/Dining Options

There are many wonderful restaurants in the area that any family would enjoy.  Hardware offers a unique take on an American menu and boasts an upscale patio experience and an on-site greenhouse.  Harner's is a go – to for many families in the area, with their extensive homestyle menu, while Raimondo's has an Italian menu that also offers many gluten – free options.  The Turf Room is the perfect location for a night out.  Between their upscale menu and new wine bar, it makes for the perfect dining experience.

 

North Aurora is home to The Vintage Market, a two – story market that is over 12,000 square feet of unique items sold by local vendors.  Past and Present Shoppes is also located in the village and offers unique, vintage finds from jewelry to clothing and home goods.  It’s a one-stop shop for rustic – chic finds.  For shoppers that are more interested in national chains, look no further than the Chicago Premium Outlets, located next door in Aurora.  With over 170 stores to choose from, shoppers can find whatever they’re looking for.  Retailers include, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Restoration Hardware and many more.

 

Living

Real Estate in North Aurora continues to be increasingly valuable due to its location along the Fox River and its proximity to Chicago.  Being close to the city but still living in a smaller community attracts many families to the area which is evidenced by over 50% of the village being made up of families.  North Aurora has a total population of 18,245, which has increased by 11.4% in the last ten years.  Home values have also increased by 4.4% and the medium home value is currently at $256,100.