Warrenville While quiet and seclusion reign in residential areas of Warrenville, exciting things are happening elsewhere in the community. For one, Cantera is happening. Cantera is a huge new development # a city within a city # that is underway along I-88 as it courses east to west through the southern reaches of Warrenville. Some 650 acres of former gravel quarry are being transformed into a sparkling new corporate park, complete with amenities such as luxury residential apartments and townhomes, restaurants, a 30-screen cinema complex, a golf center, hotels, a conference center, and a state-of-the-art day care and learning center. Among the major corporations located in Cantera are Amoco, Ed Hoy’s International, the largest distributor of stained and art glass materials, D.A. Stuart’s worldwide headquarters, RELTEC Corporation, and Tox Pressotechnik’s North American corporate headquarters.
Warrenville is a suburban community of fine and affordable homes, wide-open spaces, and well-equipped parks. The city is surrounded on three sides by the heavily wooded terrain of DuPage County Forest Preserves. Recreation programming developed by the Warrenville Park District effectively utilizes both parks and school properties for the benefit of residents and visitors.
Warrenville’s unique charm is reflected in its downtown area. The downtown boasts the Illinois Prairie Path and the DuPage River, both creating beauty and recreation opportunities. The city’s municipal center is surrounded by lush gardens in a park-like setting. Downtown Warrenville is also home to the Park District’s Leisure Center, the Chamber of Commerce office, and the Public Library. State Route 59, a heavily trafficked highway on the city’s west side, is lined with small shopping centers and other commercial enterprises and is the city’s principal retail area.
A school district serving Warrenville and its neighbor, Wheaton, achieves recognition for the quality of its education programs, instructors, equipment, and facilities. Nearby colleges round out Warrenville’s education picture.
The need for excellent health care is filled by two exceptional facilities within easy reach, Edward Hospital in Naperville, and Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Additional medical services are also readily available.
A series of festivals and other special events fill the Warrenville calendar, bringing families together for fun and camaraderie, and residents enjoy proximity to Chicago’s many cultural and entertainment venues as well.
Warrenville enjoys a strong sense of seclusion in the quiet of its neighborhoods, its almost pastoral town center, and the fact that the city is enveloped on three sides by thousands of acres of DuPage County Forest Preserves. The immense, wide-open prairie space of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory creates Warrenville’s western border. Yet Warrenville is as close to the metropolitan area’s hustle and bustle as any Chicagoland suburban community.
Busy Illinois Route 59 courses north to south near Warrenville’s western edge and Interstate 88 slices through the city’s southern boundary, with a recently completed interchange at Winfield Road. East-west Butterfield Road (Illinois Route 56) extends through the center of the community. These and other major routes connect Warrenville with Chicago’s Loop (28 miles east) and surrounding west suburban communities.
Commuters to Chicago catch fast and comfortable Metra Commuter trains at stations in neighboring Naperville, in Winfield or West Chicago to the north, and Aurora to the south. A Pace bus route through Warrenville picks up passengers bound for Metra stations in Naperville. Both Pace and Metra are services of the Regional Transportation Authority, covering a six-county area around Chicago.
|Bower Elementary School||4s241 River Rd, Warrenville, IL 60555||(630) 393-9413||Elementary Schools|
|Clifford A Johnson School||2s700 Continental Dr, Warrenville, IL 60555||(630) 393-1787||Elementary Schools|