Introduction to North Aurora, Illinois
North Aurora, Illinois, in Kane county, is 3 miles NW of Aurora, Illinois and 35 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area. About 10,585 people live in North Aurora.
North Aurora History
North Aurora was initially known as "Schneider's Mill" or "Schneider's Crossing." The foundation of the village was laid in 1834 by John Peter Schneider, a German immigrant who also established a mill and dam on the Fox River. Schneider Elementary School in North Aurora is named after him.
North Aurora and nearby Attractions
- Green Valley Golf Course
- Fox Valley Country Club
- Hollywood Casino Aurora
- Mooseheart Cemetery
- Batavia Depot Museum
- Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Things To Do In North Aurora
Aurora Island Park, Highland Park, Schneider Park, and Goodwin Park provide a host of recreational activities to the residents and visitors of North Aurora. Green Valley Golf Course allows visitors to enjoy a relaxing game of golf.
North Aurora Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.
North Aurora Higher Education
Waubonsee Community College, North Central College, Elgin Community College, and Benedictine University provide higher education to the people of North Aurora.