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Background, General Information and Weather Here in St. Charles –
St. Charles is located in both DuPage and Kane Counties in Illinois. This area of Illinois is approximately 40 miles West of Chicago by way of Route 64. According to a Census report taken back in 2012 the population here at that time was 33,327. Fast forward to 2017 when a non census poll was taken and the population here was just about 52,000. “Pride of the Fox” is the St. Charles slogan. This slogan actually comes from the Fox River that runs through the center of town here. St. Charles is also part of the Tri-City area along with Geneva and Batavia. According to the United States Census Bureau, St. Charles is 15.02 square miles in size with a very small portion of that being water. When it comes to the climate type here in St. Charles it falls under the category of “Humid Continental.” This means that the summers are long, hot and wet where as the winters are very cold and windy. The warm season here lasts for nearly four months. From the end of May until the end of September, the daily average high is just about 73 degrees. The low for this time is about 64 degrees. The cool season lasts for just about three months. From the beginning of December until the beginning of March the daily average high is right around 41 degrees. The low for this time is a frigid 16 degrees. On average St. Charles will get around 34 inches of rain a year and more than 30 inches of snow. The winters here in St. Charles will get very cold but the people that live here do not seem to mind that since the warmer months more than make up for the pretty cold winter here. Temperatures here can sometimes drop as low as -3 in the winter and get close to 100 during the summer. So as you can see, the weather really does vary here!
Education in St. Charles
Community Unit School District 303 is the K-12 public school district found here in St. Charles. It covers more than 57 square miles in the Fox Valley which is 40 miles West of Chicago. There are close to 14,000 students enrolled in the schools located here in St. Charles as well as portions of West Chicago, Wayne, Campton Hills and South Elgin. There are thirteen elementary schools as well as two middle schools and two high schools found within this district.
Top Employers in St. Charles
According to a financial report from 2016, these are the largest employers in St. Charles. The Community Unit School District which is also known as the St. Charles Community School District is the top employer here with close to 1,700 employees. RR Donnelley & Sons employs close to 1,000, Omron Automative employs 800 and the City of St. Charles employs 300.
Things to do in St. Charles
The “Arcada Theatre” is located here in St. Charles on Main Street and was opened on Labor Day back in September of 1926. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This 897 seat venue has had some very famous performers grace the stage. Acts like Mickey Rooney, Jerry Lewis, Dionne Warwick, Joan Rivers, Pat Benatar, Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton, Dana Carvey and Martin Short have all performed here. The great thing about this space is that it is really small which gives the audience an intimate theatre experience. Besides the big names that performed here this theatre is also used for community groups as well as local performers. If you live here in St. Charles, make sure you take a look to see who is going to be headlining this theatre. There really isn’t anything like seeing one of your favorite musicians or comedians in such close quarters!
Real Estate in St. Charles
Looking for a great neighborhood here in St. Charles? Take a look at the “Fox Mill” community which is located in the Village of Campton Hill, Illinois which boarders the West end of St. Charles. Here you will find close to 700 single family homes as well as close to 300 acres of open space, five miles of paved bikes paths, six ponds as well as spectacular facilities. This community is very family friendly and offers tons of exciting activities for all age groups. The homes found here are extremely large and have plenty to offer potential home buyers. The two prominent types of housing styles found here are the two story Traditional and the Georgian. These homes also feature high end finishes like cathedral ceilings, marble or granite countertops, extremely spacious bedrooms with gorgeous, plush carpet and so much more. You have to check this neighborhood out if you are thinking of moving to St. Charles!