Oswego

Welcoming and peaceful community in the far western suburbs of Chicago.

Resource Guides

Village of Oswego

Oswego Park District

Oswego Visitors Bureau

Oswego Community Unit School District 308

Oswego Chamber of Commerce 


Welcome to Oswego

When it comes to finding an idyllic, family-friendly place to live, nothing quite compares to Oswego. This town has earned a well-deserved reputation for having a welcoming and serene environment. It’s part of both Kendall and Will Counties and has a modest population of 34,933. Oswego is located just over 47 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago and borders the Fox River.

In addition to being a warm and inviting place to live, the area is home to a number of top conveniences. You’ll find excellent schools, locally-owned stores, great attractions and entertainment, and several beautiful parks. With one stroll through town, it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with Oswego.

Another perk of relocating to the area is the exceptional value of residential properties. Currently, the median list price for homes here sits at a mere $339,900. You can easily find spacious homes with 3+ bedrooms and 2+ bathrooms at a price unrivaled by neighboring communities.

What to Love

  • Inviting, family-friendly atmosphere
  • Excellent home value
  • Plenty of places to shop, dine, and enjoy your leisure time

People & Lifestyle

The welcoming and friendly environment found in Oswego cannot be overstated. Residents here make incredible neighbors and are always looking out for the local community. There is an unmatched sense of pride among those living in this town.

While it’s a bit too far to be considered an excellent place for commuters, it’s nearly effortless to access Downtown Chicago from Oswego. Individuals who want to enjoy the occasional day trip to Chicago, but want to live in a cozy suburban community will definitely want to consider relocating here.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

As a new resident, you’ll quickly find that the dining establishments and stores located throughout Oswego have just as much character and personality as the residents who live here.

Roughly two blocks from the Fox River, you can stroll down Main Street and browse some of the area’s best locally-owned shops. Check out the selection at unique places such as The Marmalade Tree, Dusty Road Merchants, Happenstance Goods, Oswego Cyclery, A Lady and Her Tools, Urbane Hemp Company, The Prom Shoppe, My Sister’s Lil Donut Shoppe, Emerson Creek, and Stonehouse Market.

When you’re ready to grab a bite to eat or drink, Oswego does not disappoint. Local favorite establishments include Oswego Brewing Co.,113 Main, Tap House Grill, Freddie’s Off The Chain Mexican Restaurant, Oswego Family Restaurant, Danelli’s Italian Restaurant, Benny’s Place, Sakamoto Japanese Grill and Steakhouse, Shu’s Sushi Bar & Grill, and Asadoras Argentinas Burgers.

Things to Do

Whether you’re in search of a fun seasonal festival or a year-round attraction, there are so many fun ways to enjoy your time off in Oswego.

In September, don’t miss the four-day celebration known as PrairieFest. At this event, you can order delicious food from your favorite vendors, take in one-of-a-kind performances, and browse the Expo Village. At Fox Fall Fest, held every October, you can take a ride on the Giant Slide, interact with various animals at the on-site petting zoo, enjoy cuisine from local food trucks, and purchase artisan creations. Add Wine on The Fox festival.

Throughout the year, there are plenty of places locals love to go to in their free time. Top community highlights include Hudson Crossing Park, the Orchard Corridor Entertainment Venue, Prairie Point Community Park, Fox Bend Golf Course, Wormley Heritage Park, Oswego Village Square Park, and Altitude Trampoline Park Oswego.

Schools

Oswego is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include District 308 (link to District site)

 

 

 

Overview for Oswego, IL

34,324 people live in Oswego, where the median age is 39.3 and the average individual income is $42,024. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

34,324

Total Population

39.3 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,024

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Oswego, IL

Oswego has 11,738 households, with an average household size of 2.92. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Oswego do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 34,324 people call Oswego home. The population density is 2,305.5 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

34,324

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.3

Median Age

48.31 / 51.69%

Men vs Women

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11,738

Total Households

2.92

Average Household Size

$42,024

Average individual Income

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Around Oswego, IL

There's plenty to do around Oswego, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

38
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
36
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including BJ's Wine & Spirits, La Jaivita, and Center-Fit.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.69 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.96 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.95 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Oswego, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Oswego. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Fox Chase Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Southbury Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Hunt Club Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
East View Academy School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
4/5
Oswego East High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
4/5
Prairie Point Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Old Post Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Thompson Junior High School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Traughber Junior High School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
Churchill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
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