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Montgomery is possibly best known as a great place to raise a family. It has all of the amenities, arts, and culture you'd strive for in a city environment. Montgomery takes a lot of pride in its park district, bike trails, and historic buildings. There's a quaint, know everyone feel to this village, even through the major growth in population. There are plenty of activities sponsored through the local library and park district, as well as plenty of restaurants and options for entertainment within Montgomery and nearby towns, like Aurora.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Montgomery is above the average for the state, largely due to the value of homes in the area. However, residents in Montgomery also earn significantly more than the median average, making the area affordable for their lifestyle. Goods and services here are at about average for the area and state, though lower than prices seen within the city of Chicago.
A vast majority of the residents in Montgomery drive their own cars or carpool with other coworkers and parents during their daily travels. There are some options for traveling by bus, depending on where in the village you live. Residents in Kane County can take advantage of the Ride in Kane service, which provides curb-to-curb transportation for all seniors 65 and over. Residents in Kendall County can use the Kendall Area Transit service. This service also provides door-to-door service to all Kendall residents, not just seniors.
Students in Montgomery are served by five different school districts, depending where in the village they reside. The school districts include West Aurora District 129, East Aurora District 131, Oswego District 308, Yorkville District 115, and Kaneland Community District 302. For furthering education, residents have a number of options in community colleges and major universities. Waubonsee Community College is located in nearby Sugar Grove. Other options include Aurora College, College of DuPage, North Central College, Benedictine University, Lewis University, and Wheaton College.
Montgomery has plenty of activities scheduled throughout the year. One of the most well-known events is the Montgomery Fest which takes place over the summer months. This festival includes games, live music, food, and a great opportunity for local residents to mingle and socialize. It's a family-friendly event with something for every age bracket. For those who like something a little spooky to kick off the fall season, the annual Cemetery Walk is a well loved local event where tours are given through the cemetery with local volunteers playing the parts of historical figures from the village's history. There are holiday events throughout the year, including an annual Easter Egg Hunt and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Other well attended events include concerts in the park and the annual River Run.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.