The Village of North Aurora is growing increasingly popular. Boasting a friendly small-town atmosphere, a diverse and affordable real estate market, and an ideal location that is just minutes from the Windy City, the village continues to grow in leaps and bounds.
Enhancing its down-home feel, North Aurora hosts a number of exciting community events each year for the enjoyment of residents. North Aurora Days is held the first weekend of August and features a wide variety of entertainment. Activities include an Emergency Lights and Sirens Parade and Night-Light Golf. The golf tournament ? featuring glow-in-the-dark golf balls, cups and tee boxes ? is held at the popular 9-hole Valley Green Golf Course. Other festivities include a 5K-10K Family Run, a Big Wheel Race open to children ages 2-5, a number of softball games and contests, music and a fireworks show. Food and a beer tent are also available.
The primary school district within North Aurora is West Aurora School District 129. Post-secondary education can be attained locally at Aurora University. Just a short distance away, residents have access to some of the finest colleges and universities in the country including Columbia College of Chicago, DePaul University, Loyola University, Northeastern University Chicago, North Western and the University of Chicago.
More than a century and a half ago, North Aurora was known as Schneider's Mill or Schneider's Crossing. The name came from a gristmill built by John Peter Schneider, the first settler of the valley. A skilled carpenter and millwright, Schneider was an immigrant from Germany who traveled westward until he came across Fox River. When he saw the area?s river, densely wooded terrain and fertile soil, he knew the region was full of promise. By the early 1850s, a branch of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad lines had made its way through Schneider's Mill from Aurora to western Chicago. The railroad brought with it the possibility of jobs and a population boom resulted.
Before long, the small farming community began to develop. Lumber from Schneider's sawmill was used to build the homes and barns of local settlers. Later, the construction of factories, more homes, grocery stores, a blacksmith shop, a saloon and a church all created jobs throughout the area. Amazingly, some of these establishments still exist today including the William Hawksley home, which is more than 100 years old. The first post office was built in 1868 and was designated as North Aurora, establishing the name of the village. North Aurora was officially incorporated in 1905.
Of course, residents of North Aurora have easy access to all the excitement and world-class attractions of nearby Chicago. Museums, theaters, professional sporting events, excellent restaurants and outstanding shopping opportunities are all just a short drive away. All in all, North Aurora is a convenient, safe and friendly community in which to live.
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