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St Charles Homes

St. Charles has a large mixture of homes in all price ranges to fit every income level. There are many small homes selling in the $200,000 to $299,000 price range as well as luxury estate homes selling for more than $1 million. According to a local real estate office, the median price home is approximately $355,000.

St. Charles has long enjoyed strong, steady property and home value appreciation. This trend continues, rewarding homebuyers with increasingly large home valuations. Such appreciation, coupled with an attractive per capita real estate tax, continues to enhance St. Charles’ image as a desirable place to live. Not only does the city have one of the lowest tax rates in the Chicagoland area, but the overall tax rate (all governments combined) is extremely competitive.

According to Hank Erwin of the St. Charles-based RE/MAX Professionals East, St. Charles has experienced the typical effects of the national housing market, but is beginning to see a positive trend towards increased home sales — especially in first-time homebuyers. “People are looking to St. Charles for reasonably priced homes in excellent condition,” he says.

Residential Living

“St. Charles community has a reputation throughout Chicagoland as the ‘Pride of the Fox’ River area, which has really helped to attract homebuyers looking to upgrade to the next home,” adds Erwin. “It continues to project a clean city image, with a forward-thinking government and schools. All in all, it’s just a nice place to call home.”

With its historic origins, St. Charles neighborhoods boasts many period homes showcasing the handsome, unique architecture of bygone eras.

DEMOGRAPHICS
2009 Population (est.) — 32,276
Male — 16,294 – 50.5%
Female — 15,982 – 49.5%
Median age — 36.2
Average Household Size — 2.65

Detailed population demographics from Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) online at www.nipc.org.

Source: Claritas, May, 2009

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, AGE 25+
Less than 9th grade — 607 – 2.89%
Some High School, no diploma — 1,180 – 5.62%
High School Graduate (or GED) — 4,644 – 22.12%
Some College, no degree — 4,163 – 19.83%
Associate Degree — 1,386 – 6.60%
Bachelor’s Degree — 5,999 – 28.58%
Master’s Degree — 2,247 – 10.70%
Professional School Degree — 452 – 2.15%
Doctoral Degree — 315 – 1.50%

Source: Claritas, Inc. 2009

HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Income Less than $15,000 — 528 – 4.45%
Income $15,000 - $24,999 — 673 – 5.67%
Income $25,000 - $34,999 — 746 – 6.29%
Income $35,000 - $49,999 — 1,286 – 10.84%
Income $50,000 - $74,999 — 2,236 – 18.84%
Income $75,000 - $99,999 — 1,876 – 15.81%
Income $100,000 - $149,999 — 2,497 – 21.04%
Income $150,000 - $249,999 — 1,247 – 10.93%
Income $250,000 - $499,999 — 495 – 4.17%
Income $500,000 and more — 233 – 1.96%
2009 Est. Average Household Income — $106,352
2009 Est. Median Household Income — $81,193
2009 Est. Per Capita Income — $39,432

Source: Claritas, Inc. 2009

Shopping Districts

Downtown St. Charles Century Corners
Corner of First & Cedar Avenues St. Charles, IL 60174

Charleston Center
Second (Route 31) & State Streets St. Charles, IL 60174

Charlestowne Mall
3800 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174

East Gate Commons
Southwest corner of Kautz Road & Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174

Fox Island Square
1 W. Illinois St., St. Charles, IL 60174

Foxboro Plaza
2400 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174

Foxfield Commons
2736 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174

Main Street Commerce
2000 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174

Main Street Commons
Southeast corner of Kirk Road & Main Street,
St. Charles, IL 60174

Old St. Charles Place
Second-Third, Cedar, & Main Streets, St. Charles, IL 60174

Prairie Street Center
2075 Prairie St., St. Charles, IL 60174

Randall Commons
870 & 902 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174

Randall Crossings
2015 W. Dean, St. Charles, IL 60174

River North
303 N. Second St. (Rte. 31), St. Charles, IL 60174

St. Charles Place
615 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL 60174

Stuart’s Crossing
Corner of Kirk Road & Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

Tin Cup Pass
1534-1590 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174

Tri City Center
2039-2083 Lincoln Hwy., St. Charles, IL 60174

Valley Shopping Center
1405-1625 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174

West Town Center
1450 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174

West Towne Market
1800-1900 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174

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