St. Charles

An up-and-coming city with a myriad of amenities.

Welcome to St. Charles

An up-and-coming city with a myriad of amenities.
St. Charles is a city in Illinois located just forty miles from Chicago. This bustling locale is home to a plethora of attractions, including a vibrant downtown, great community parks, walking and biking paths, a bustling nightlife, historical sites and museums, and so much more. Beautiful homes with well-maintained lawns and luxurious condominiums and apartments fill up this stunning urban area, which is cut in half by the picturesque Fox River. 

What to Love

  • Great cuisine offerings
  • An abundance of parks, trails, and riverfront escapes
  • Great schools
  • Rich historical roots 
  • Home to country clubs and a public golf course

Local Lifestyle 

You can enjoy delicious cuisine at the many restaurants and pubs throughout St. Charles. With various country clubs, a public golf course, and top-class hotels in the area, upscale attracts are more than prevalent. While St. Charles is an urban area, it maintains a sense of community, which is seen in the huge turnouts found at local festivals, parades, and events.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

For small plates, wood-fired pizza, and a variety of pasta dishes, dine at GIA MIA. It's a well-loved Italian eatery in the area. They have an extensive drink menu with red, white, sparkling, and rose wines perfect for pairing with your meal. Riverside Pizza & Pub is also a beloved place to enjoy a meal in St. Charles. This bi-level parlor serves creative pizza selections, draft beer, and cocktails. You'll also find nachos, burgers, sandwiches, and salads on the menu. 
The Graceful Ordinary offers a new twist on familiar favorites. While here, sample caramel walnut cinnamon rolls, churro French toast, shrimp and grits, Cajun-marinated pork chops, and chai mousse apple cake. Their extensive menu is filled with delicious choices. 
A Pan-Asian restaurant called moto imōto is well-loved by locals and visitors alike thanks to its sushi selections, poke bowls, and Bento box lunch specials. They also offer happy hour specials and creative cocktails. 
Hotel Baker is more than just a luxury hotel — it’s a wonderful place to dine. ROX City Grill sits inside, offering dinner and late-night service Wednesday through Saturday. The lounge serves small plates featuring crab cakes, Thai shrimp, sliders, honey soy glazed chicken, skewers, and parmesan fries. 
Grab drinks with friends after work at Flagship on the Fox, a chic bar located directly on the Fox River. 

Things to Do

Pottawatomie Park has it all. Enjoy boat rentals, mini golf, a garden getaway, riverboat cruising, and more at this highly-rated attraction. 
St. Charles Country Club offers numerous amenities for its members, including an 18-hole award-winning golf course, a pro shop, swimming pools, tennis courts, and on-site restaurants with full-service bars. 
Join community events like the Scarecrow Festival, High School Homecoming Parade, and the St. Patrick's Day Parade. They are held at various parks and locales throughout town. The Farmers Market also brings neighbors together. It's held at the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church and takes place on Fridays. It's especially popular during the holiday season, as its vendors sell special hand-crafted items and unique gifts.


The St. Charles Community Unity School District 303 serves St. Charles. Great schools in the area include:
  • St Patrick's Catholic School


Overview for St. Charles, IL

32,908 people live in St. Charles, where the median age is 42.2 and the average individual income is $55,477. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.2 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for St. Charles, IL

St. Charles has 13,031 households, with an average household size of 2.49. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in St. Charles do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,908 people call St. Charles home. The population density is 2,283.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.47 / 50.53%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

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Around St. Charles, IL

There's plenty to do around St. Charles, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Walkable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Tiny Kitchen, Virage Beauty Bar, and Liz & Kate Boutique.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.45 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.32 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.52 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.6 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

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