Even before Money magazine published its top 100 Best Places to Live, I knew that Oswego, IL is a great place to live in. I have made this small town about 50 miles southwest of Chicago as my home for myself and my business for over 10 year.
During the housing boom the population doubled and new subdivisions grew out of the many cornfields and soyfields surrounding the town. With an actual downtown that is still home to many businesses, from the Village Grind to Oswego Inn, it still has strip malls with the latest in franchise restaurants and national business. You will not have to go to bigger cities to get your dose of big city shopping.
With a new Village Center and Fire Protection District its focus on improving infrastructure continues to be a major focus for the village government.
District 308 handles education for Oswego plus sections of Aurora, Plainfield, Joliet, Montgomery and Yorkville. With 2 High Schools, 4 Jr. High, 13 Elementary schools and one early learning center the schools consistently rate high in the State Report Cards.
With the Fox River running through town, it provides plenty of activities, from fishing, canoeing and biking along its banks. We also have a variety of bike trails in various subdivsions as well as,on Grove Road.
Downtown Oswego boasts a variety of small business' such as the Dairy Hut, Village Grind, Jaqueline's Dresses and Oswego Inn to name a few. We also have national chains such as Massage Envy, Meijer, Home Depot, Famous Dave's, McDonalds, Burger King, Giordanos, and tons of other shopping opportunities throughout the various strip malls along Ogden Avenue and Orchard Road. With two large cities near us, Aurora and Naperville, we are minutes from major shopping centers (Westfield Fox Valley, Premium Outlets) and Naperville's downtown.
The quieter lifestyle brings people from the larger cities to make Oswego their home. If you are looking to make Oswego your home give me a call and let me show you what you have been missing.