The Town Of Darien, Illinois

ChicagoRelo.com is your source for information on Darien. If your moving to Darien or just visiting, you will find all kinds of information on real estate, schools, areas, parks, churches, crime, things to do, places to visit, local businesses, dining, and much more!Two Interchanges on Interstate I-55 are located in Darien at Cass Avenue and Lemont Road. Within a half-mile of Darien’s western border is convenient access to I-355. Driving time to the Chicago Loop on Interstate 55 is approximately 30 minutes. Approximately 20 miles northeast of Darien is O’Hare International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports. Midway Airport, Chicago’s smaller commercial airport, is located approximately 12 miles east of Darien off of Interstate 55. Metra, Chicagoland’s commuter rail service, provides residents with easy access to downtown Chicago. Convenient commuter rail stations are located within minutes from all areas of Darien and are easily accessible via PACE bus service, which connects Darien with many of its suburban neighbors, Metra train stations and retail centers.

The City of Darien is located within DuPage County, which ranks 22nd in population among the 3,141 U.S. counties. DuPage County has had a 23.2% population growth during the last decade and is in the top 10 percent of U.S. growth areas. Darien is one of the highest income communities in the county. Neighboring communities include Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Lemont, Willowbrook, Westmont and Woodridge.

The Darien City Council has placed a strong emphasis on providing effective basic municipal services. Typically viewed as a volunteer oriented community, Darien has pledged to work closely with citizens, the business community and local organizations. As an example, a Citizen of the Year dinner banquet is held annually to honor a citizen who has devoted his/her time and efforts toward participation in various community activities. The City is designed, and will continue to grow, as a planned community with a balance of private and multiple residential buildings. The City strives to provide the convenient shopping areas and the commercial and light-research type of industry needed in the proper areas to keep the tax base as broad as possible.

Affordable homes, a highly rated school system, and one of the lowest crime rates provide residents with an excellent opportunity to live in a safe, wholesome environment. It is a community that centers its activities on home and family – “Darien…a nice place to live!”


School Address Phone Grade
Concord Elementary School 1019 Concord Pl, Darien, IL 60561 630-968-3026 Elementary Schools
Elizabeth Ide Elementary Schl 2000 Manning Rd, Darien, IL 60561 630- 783-5200 Elementary Schools
Fairview Elementary School 7301 Fairview Ave, Darien, IL 60561 630- 969-6660 Elementary Schools
Hinsdale South School 7401 Clarendon Hills Rd, Darien, IL 60561 630-887-1730 Elementary Schools
Hinsdale South School 7401 Clarendon Hills Rd, Darien, IL 60561 630-887-1730 Elementary Schools
Lace Elementary School 7414 S Cass Ave, Darien, IL 60561 630) 968-2589 Elementary Schools
Mark De Lay Elementary School 6801 Wilmette Ave, Darien, IL 60561 630- 852-0200 Elementary Schools
Cass Junior High School 8502 Bailey Rd, Darien, IL 60561 630- 985-1900 Middle Schools
Eisenhower Junior High School 1410 75th St, Darien, IL 60561 630- 964-5200 Middle Schools

Important Information For Darien:

Pet Licenses

Pet Licenses are not required; however, no more than a total of 3 adult dogs &/or cats can be housed within a single dwelling.

Vehicle Stickers

The City does not require a vehicle sticker.