Warrenville Information

Just 30 miles west of Chicago sits a thriving city with a hometown feel. Situated in DuPage County, Warrenville, Illinois, was settled in 1833, survived the Civil War, and has gone on to become a major player in what is called "The Research and Development Corridor" along Interstate 88.

Warrenville is a nature lover's delight, with six city parks and surrounded by forest preserves, Blackwell, Warrenville Grove, and Herrick Lake. Walk, bike, or horseback ride the Illinois Prairie Path, an old railroad right-of-way that has been converted to 62 miles of public trails spanning DuPage, Cook, and Kane Counties.

A major development in Warrenville is Cantera, a former limestone quarry repurposed into a multi-purpose development. The vision for Cantera was to be a city-within-a-city and that has been the successful outcome. As the headquarters of major corporations, home to restaurants, hotels, banks, a 30screen theater, a retail store, fitness center, daycare, and two residential complexes that vision seems to have been fulfilled.

You will find a variety of moderately priced accommodations in Warrenville, most with with swimming pools and fitness centers. For the outdoorsy camping is available at Blackstone Forest Preserve for tent camping, motor homes, and trailers.

You're certain to find food to your liking at one of Warrenville dozens of eating and drinking establishments. Choose from the ever present fastfood to Italian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Indian, or American. Top off your meal at one of the city's several bakeries or coffee shops.

This is a city that values education. Parents can choose from public or private schools for their children and there are several pre-schools for the younger set. Warrenville boasts nine universities and colleges, Wheaton College, Aurora University, College of Dupage, DePaul University, North Central College, Waubonsee Community College, Benedictine University, Northern Illinois University, and University of Phoenix. Add a library and historical society and learning is available to everyone.

When in Warrenville don't miss the public art displays of sculpture, paintings, an interactive kaleidoscope, and more inside City Hall and at the Warrenville Public Library. The Acorn Community Theater and the Folklore Center are mainstays in the performing arts arena in Warrenville.

If you want to let folks know that you've been to Warrenville, City Hall has free post cards of city sites for you to mail to your friends. With a population of 13,140 and lots of civic pride, Warrenville can expect to maintain that hometown feel.