Welcome to Warrenville
A safe and idyllic place to call home
Warrenville, Illinois is a scenic town just 30 minutes from Chicago. Flanked by several large suburban areas such as Naperville, Aurora, and Wheaton, Warrenville has a highly coveted combination of a serene, small-town atmosphere coupled with opportunities and access to entertainment.
The city was founded by trail-blazing pioneer Julius Warren, who ventured there from New York with his family in 1833. As the population grew, Julius built an inn and tavern that still stands today, though it was renovated in the early 2000s. As the town grew, it continued to maintain its safe and peaceful reputation.
Comprised mostly of families, Warrenville has ample residential housing that can suit any need and budget. From newer single-family homes that reflect traditional American styles to townhouses and luxury apartments at Cantera, Warrenville has a wide variety of options for its residents.
What to Love
People and Lifestyle
Known for being a safe, peaceful place for families and individuals alike, Warrenville is the perfect kind of town for setting roots and building a life. The laid-back yet still trendy way of living provides an opportunity for forward-thinking people to enjoy a quaint and traditional small-town experience.
The establishment of Cantera, a multi-functional “city within a city,” emphasizes Warrenville’s dedication to development. It serves as the hub for several corporations, employs over 5,000 people, and includes a theater, family entertainment, dining, apartments, hotels, and so much more. In Warrenville, a small-town aesthetic doesn’t have to mean sacrificing convenience.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Warrenville is conveniently located within just a few miles of several impressive local outlets for shopping, entertainment, and dining. Residents have the luxury of a private, family-friendly environment with quick access to the best of retail.
The Cantera itself provides plenty to do (as well as an impressively large Target store), but you can also take a quick drive and find yourself at Chicago Premium Outlets
in Aurora, where you can shop deals on stores like Columbia, Kate Spade, Banana Republic, and so much more.
By and large, the most popular dining establishment in Warrenville is Rock Bottom Brewery
. The classic bar food includes hits like brewery nachos or signature buffalo wings, but the real crowd-pleaser is the collection of on-site produced beer. Dedicated to serving the best, this restaurant and brewery never fails to impress.
Things to Do
Though it may be a small town, Warrenville is all about crafting true authenticity and richness in every experience. Add to that its close vicinity to the metropolis of Chicago, and those in Warrenville will never run out of fun.
Residents can come together as a community during the first Friday and Saturday of August for the town’s Summer Daze
festival, which includes free concerts, tons of vendors and food, an annual car show, and rides. For holiday cheer, attend the Holly Days
festival in December, where you can enjoy a bonfire, carriage rides, entertainment, and a visit with Santa.
Surrounded by forest preserves
, Warrenville is the perfect place for those who love to get out and relish in the serenity and beauty of nature. There are paths for hiking, horseback riding, skiing, walking, and biking, and plenty of open space in-between. The famed Illinois Prairie Path
also runs right through the heart of town.
Naperville is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Naper Elementary School, K-4, highly rated public school boasting small class sizes
Naperville Central High School, 9-12, one of the top public schools in Illinois
Washington Junior High School, 5-8, in the top three best public middle schools in Illinois
Elmwood Elementary, K-5, highly rated public elementary school
Naperville North High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school