The City of Darien is a predominantly residential community with a well-planned mix of commercial and office areas. While relatively close to Chicago (17 miles to the Loop), it offers an upscale, suburban environment with a variety of living, working, shopping and entertainment opportunities.
While the youngest community in DuPage County (incorporated in 1969), Darien includes mature subdivisions and newer developments, providing a broad range of housing options. In addition, the City offers commercial and office development opportunities along the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and several County highways (75th Street, Lemont Road, Cass Avenue). The City’s development is guided by sound planning principals and the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance. Darien has one of the lowest crime rates in DuPage County; the lowest fire rating class in the State; Darien is committed to maintaining its public infrastructure; public facilities include the Darien Police Station, Darien Community Center, Darien Sportsplex (with three National Hockey League sized ice surfaces and an indoor full sized field house), Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien-Woodridge Fire District Headquarters and Tri-State Fire Station.
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