St. Charles

In 2011, St. Charles ranked first place among hundreds of communities across the nation in Family Circle Magazine’s Annual Survey for “Best Towns and Cities for Families.” The communities in the magazine’s annual survey of perfect places to call home combine affordable housing, strong public school systems, good neighbors, green spaces, and giving spirits.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy a variety of annual events hosted in Lincoln Park in Downtown St. Charles like the Pride of the Fox Riverfest in June and the famous Scarecrow Festival in October.

Downtown St. Charles was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the region’s “Top 10” for recreational opportunities, fine dining, arts and entertainment, unique shopping, and a vibrant nightlife.

Enjoy year-round activities for all seasons like a spring or autumn hike in one of St. Charles’ abundant selection of parks and trails, which are also perfect for summer picnics or winter cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Get away from the busy life without leaving the city in the Midwest’s largest entertainment resort, the Pheasant Run Resort.

St. Charles provides plenty of green spaces and golf courses like the St. Charles Park District, Kane County Forest Preserves Pottowatomie Golf Course, and River View Miniature Golf Course. St. Charles also offers a horseback riding trail and a biking and nature trail.

Whatever your interest and lifestyle, there is always something for you in St. Charles to enjoy.