Kane County, IL Real Estate
The Fox River Valley has attracted the vast majority of Kane County's population. Home to an array of picturesque villages sustaining the turn of the 20th-century architecture you will find quaint downtown areas along the river within the communities of Saint Charles, Geneva, and Elgin. The river itself hosts a wide range of activities including riverwalks, fishing, boating, and lazy days wading on the sand bar amongst your fellow neighbors as you greet passers-by making way on a wide range of boats, Kayak's and Stand up Paddleboards.
With popular downtown restaurants and bars, shopping and hosts to a wide array of festivals throughout the four seasons to enjoy, there is always something to do for those seeking to make friends at local hotspots. Read more about Kane County and learn about activities etc.
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More About Kane County, IL:
- Population: 532,403
- Total # of Residences: 190,970
- Total Area: 520 Square Miles
- Median Household Income: $79,394
- Median Value of Housing Units Occupied By Owner: $238,300
- Median Costs of Ownership - With A Mortgage: $1,890
- Median Costs of Ownership - Mortgage Paid in Full: $763
- Median Travel Time to Work: 29.1 Minutes
- Households with Broadband Internet Subscriptions: 88%
What is the History of Kane County, IL?
The government was established on January 16th, 1836 within LaFox (now Geneva) as the Kane County seat within James Herrington's Tavern and Inn being it had the only post office in the county. The county was named after Elias Kent Kane, a highly-respected attorney who helped draft the Illinois constitution and was the first Secretary of State. His political lead him to be elected to Congress and later the Senate until his death in 1835. Settlement along the Fox River lead to a substantial population increase with Mills and Factories as the main drivers in needing labor through the industrial revolution.
In addition, Aurora became a major railroad center boosting exports of fresh dairy products into Chicago during the turn of the 20th century further boosting its reliability as a logistical hub. In 1967 the United States built Fermilab, a center for energy research and development just outside of Batavia. To this day this facility is a means of educational and cultural opportunity globally for residents of the Greater Chicagoland area to benefit from.
West Kane County: Agriculture continues to be a main source of output as farmers continue to reap harvests from the rich soil. Additional supplies of mining work in quarries supply sand, gravel, and limestone for various industries throughout Kane County. In the western half of Kane, Co. you will be further from the action with more room to roam with acreage and agricultural zoning to appreciate a more rural lifestyle. After a long day of work and play, you can enjoy bonfires with your closest friends and family with a great view of the stars. Hunting is also prevalent throughout Kane County and there are Motocross Parks in neighboring counties in case you feel that need for speed.
Where is Kane County IL?
Kane County is located about 1 hour west of Downtown Chicago.
It borders McHenry(North) DeKalb(West) Kendall(South) Dupage and N. Cook(East) Counties.
Activities and Ideas to Explore Kane County?
- RiverEdge Park
- Santa’s VillageAzoosment & Water Park
- Fox River Trolley Museum
- Grand Victoria Casino
- Aquaviva Winery
- Paintball Explosion
- Bliss Woods Forest Preserve
- Keith Andres Bike Park
- Underground Retrocade