School Days, RomeoFest and 6 Other Reasons to Love Living in Chicagoland

May 22, 2017

Reasons-to-Love-Living-in-Chicagoland.jpgOur Springs at Orchard Road and Springs at Weber Road management teams work hard to make our communities great, but our neighborhoods are pretty terrific also. Here are a few of the reasons why we love living in Chicagoland.

North Aurora


Residents of North Aurora place a high regard on education. More than 90 percent have finished high school and nearly 40 percent hold a bachelor’s degree. The city's public school system spends slightly more money per student than the national average, and it shows: average test scores in North Aurora are 18 percent higher than the national average.


AreaVibes gives North Aurora a nearly perfect grade of A– on amenities based on the number of services and facilities such as grocery stores, coffee shops, parks, libraries and restaurants within the immediate area.

Low Crime Rate

With a crime rate that's 53 percent lower than the national average, North Aurora is a safer place to live than over three-quarters of all U.S. cities. In addition, the total number of crimes year-over-year has decreased by 6 percent.

Outdoor Activities

North Aurora is part of the Fox Valley Park District, which is a winner of the prestigious National Gold Medal Award for excellence in parks and recreations management. The district maintains 165 parks totaling 2,500 acres with 48 miles of trails. Facilities include Splash Country Water Park, Vaughn Tennis Center and Red Oak Nature Center.



Using their amenities criteria as noted above, AreaVibes gives Romeoville a solid A for the number of readily accessible shops, services, dining and entertainment.

Cost of Living

Your dollar goes further in Romeoville, where the cost of living is 3.4 percent lower than the national average. According to Sperling's Best Places, the biggest savings are in housing, groceries and miscellaneous, which includes entertainment, restaurants and other services.


Romeoville is only minutes away from the urban delights of Chicago, but it has a charming small-town community feel with events like RomeoFest. The annual four-day celebration includes carnival rides, live music, fireworks, food and beverages.


Learning is a priority in Romeoville, which spends $1,300 more per student than the national average. Classrooms have a 15:1 student-teacher ratio, slightly smaller than the national average of 16.8:1, and average test scores are 20 percent higher than the rest of the country.

If you're not living in Chicagoland, what's stopping you? Visit our Chicagoland communities today and talk to a friendly member of our management team about leasing one of our luxury apartment homes.New Call-to-action

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