The many different styles of homes that make up the diverse neighborhoods of Carol Stream, Illinois, are as easy on the eyes as they are on the wallet. If a brick and stucco townhome would suit your family, there are plenty to choose from. If, on the other hand, you're seeking a large four or five bedroom home in a subdivision or even a small condo or modest one story ranch house, you are in luck as well. Carol Stream has it all.
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Within the boundaries of this city in northeastern Illinois, around 40,000 residents call Carol Stream home. Coming in at #49 in CNN's list of 'Best Places to Live', the town is very desirable, largely due to its excellent employment opportunities, top notch educational facilities, ease of access, and small town feel. Known as a 'village' rather than a city, Carol Stream lives up to its motto of being 'A Great Place to Live and Work'. There are six main roads that run through the area, with some leading to the industrial production areas of town and one leading the mere 30 miles east to Chicago. Major employers in Carol Stream include big businesses FedEx Ground, Peacock Engineering, and Futaba Industrial.
The Carol Stream Park District operates and maintains a number of recreational areas in the city, including Red Hawk Park, the Bark Park, the Steve Ravanesi Trail and the Great Western Trail. Within the two school districts that govern the area, children have access to numerous elementary, middle, and high school options that are both public and private. Safety is of utmost priority within the community, and the local government sponsors a crime free multi housing program dedicated to keeping drugs and violence out of rental areas and apartment homes. If you seek a balance between big city access and the atmosphere and priorities of a village, Carol Stream might be for you.