Saint Charles, IL is known as the “Pride of the Fox” due to its charming culture and its proximity to the Fox River, which divides the city between east and west sides. The Fox River does likewise for the neighboring cities Geneva and Batavia, which make up Kane County’s “Tri-Cities”.
St Charles has a population of over 33,000, as of the 2020 census. Located 40 miles due west of Chicago on Illinois Route 64 (North Avenue in Chicago), Saint Charles has long been known as a getaway community for city dwellers. Even Al Capone was said to have frequented a local “hideaway”.
Saint Charles has a robust economic climate with numerous dining and entertainment venues, plentiful shopping, and a significant industrial base. St. Charles is also the home of the Kane County Fairgrounds, and hosts several annual events, including the Scarecrow Festival in October.
The zip codes for St. Charles are 60174 and 60175.