North Aurora is a western suburb of Chicago, located on the Fox River. Although it is a separate suburb from Aurora, most of the activities and entertainment are intertwined between the two towns.
North Aurora was originally known as Schneider’s Mills, named after German immigrant John Peter Schneider who built a sawmill that established the village’s economic foundation in the 1830s. Railroads began passing through the town in the 1850s and in 1875 an international creamery was established.
The town grew steadily up through the 1960s but still only had a few retailers. The town updated its growth plan twice, and in 1996 Oberweis Dairy relocated to North Aurora, bringing much success.
The headquarters of popular dairy and ice cream company Oberweis Dairy is located in North Aurora. Visitors can visit the original dairy and retail store.
Huntoon Stables offers a wide array of horse experiences, including trail rides and riding lessons.
The Fox Valley Golf Club is a public golf course owned by the city of Aurora. All residents are welcome to play.
The Turf Room, 1033 Kilbery Street, (630) 906-9300
A large venue with three dining rooms, a lounge, a wine bar and a track room, guests can enjoy a variety of culinary experiences.
Harner’s Bakery and Restaurant, 10 W State St, (630) 892-4400
Harner’s is a family-owned business featuring a robust menu for brunch, lunch, dinner and even bakery treats.
Raimondo’s Pizza & Pub, 1033 Kilbery Lane, (630) 301-7727
This family-owned restaurant makes pizza and pasta using traditional family recipes.
North Aurora is part of the Fox Valley Park District, the second largest park district in Illinois. While there are parks throughout the area, the North Aurora Island Park is the closest to the town. The park features 10 acres for events, playgrounds and hiking trails.
In addition to a variety of park facilities, North Aurora has a very active riverfront. Throughout the year the North Aurora River District Alliance hosts events both with and without river themes. The organization also has a number of projects designed to preserve the river.
27.1% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them
59.4% of households were married couples living together
8.1% of households had a female householder with no husband present
29.5% of households were non-families
24.5% of households were made up of individuals
8.3% of households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older
The average household size was 2.6 and the average family size was 3.30.
The median income for a household in the village was $58,577 and the median income for a family was $70,870. About 1.5% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those aged 65 or over.