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Old 10-08-2006, 11:19 PM
 
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What is Warrenville like? Is there a downtown? I have lived in the city for years and am looking to relocate out to the western 'burbs or therabouts. I would like to buy a townhouse. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:07 AM
 
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Warrenville is growing, but still retains a small-town charm. There isnt really a downtown, but there is plenty to do here. There is a small riverwalk, two forest preserves with GREAT hiking and jogging/bike riding trails (one with waterfall), and lots of modern shopping along Diehl Road. There is also lots of new shopping being constructed on Winfield and Diehl Rd. intersection. As of now there is a Starbucks, Super Target, AMC 30 theater, McDonalds, Stir Crazy (modern Chinese), Rock Bottom brewery, Max n' Erma's, Wolfgang Pucks, GoRoma, Q'doba, Potbelly's, etc.... Housing is relatively expensive, but not over the top. Lots of old homes are being torn down to put up McMansions...
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:12 PM
 
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My mother moved there in 1980, when she left around 1993 she told me how a a sledding hill made from garbage at a nearby county park was repsonsible for contaminating the drinking water in the Warrenville area.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:42 AM
 
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My mother moved there in 1980, when she left around 1993 she told me how a a sledding hill made from garbage at a nearby county park was repsonsible for contaminating the drinking water in the Warrenville area.
Thats in the Blackwell Forest Preserve. It did NOT contaminate any water. Its 100% safe and Ive lived in that area for 29 years now. In fact, the water in Warrenville was better than Winfields!
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:07 AM
 
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Warrenville is a great place to live. its also pretty laid back compared to other surrounding towns if your looking for a town home though i would stay away from the area by Family Foods (sorry i forgot the name of the division) its considered the "bad" neighborhood of Warrenville, although there really is no "bad side" lol its a pretty small town. Blackwell is also a great place, you can go boating or hiking, or in the winter there is a big hill for tubing. Don't buy a "Mcmansion" they are basically Wheaton wannabe housing and real Warrenvillians will laugh at you (sorry) although since you want a townhouse that probably isnt an issue. as Stev-o said there is not really a down town, but there is the whole Cantera area (along with what he said there is a Lifetime Fitness too) also its not very far from downtown Naperville, which is a nice area and has a big Riverwalk, Naper Settlement, and paddle boating, although i wouldn't personally suggest living IN Naperville. and there is definitly nothing wrong with the drinking water.
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