Elburn is located in Kane County, about 46 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1881, the Village of Elburn is a growing suburb of close to 5,000 residents.
Although maintaining a sense of a small community is the foundation on which Elburn is built, the Village is increasingly being recognized as a rapidly growing suburb focused on smart growth principles. Elburn is working hard to maintain it’s vision of “Bigger, Not Just Better” through careful planning and management.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy this actively thriving community in the far western suburbs.
People who live in Elburn love it for its small community feel, pristine streets and neighborhoods, and close proximity to the big city.
Although Elburn is located 46 miles west of Chicago, it is still plenty convenient to get to even for those who choose to leave the car at home. The Metra public transit system’s Union Pacific/West line runs through Elburn, providing an attractive travel option for residents who need to get to the Windy City for work and/or fun.
Nestled in the heart of Kane County, the Village of Elburn thrives off its residents and local economy, which is fueled by small businesses. A significant number of Elburn households are made up of families, and Elburn prides itself on practicing and maintaining small town values.
Although Elburn bills itself as a small town, it has grown substantially in recent years. Its population has blossomed as has its local economy and small business environment. Elburn has also benefited from the massive growth seen in Chicago in recent years as more young families are moving out of the city and into communities like Elburn, which offers convenient location to the city, but also its own unique set of qualities and amenities that the Windy City simply lacks.
Elburn home owners can also benefit from the Kane-Elgin Consortium Area’s Housing Rehabilitation Program, which offers monetary assistance to home owners who address code violations in their home and work to eliminate substandard housing situations.
The Kane-Elgin Consortium Area also offers assistance for first-time home buyers, provided they have lived or worked full-time in the region for at least one year. Other qualifications apply, but Elburn and the greater Kane County area are devoted to helping the dream of home ownership become a reality for those interested in living in this beautiful community.