Most Affordable Places to Live in DuPage County

These are the 10 most affordable places to live in DuPage County, according to Niche.

Choosing where to raise a family can impact the way a child sees the world. 

Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, recently released its 2024 Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in DuPage County. It offers a look at the most affordable places for families in DuPage County to call home based on a variety of factors including an area’s home value to income ratio, median rent, gas prices, grocery costs and more. 

Top 10 Most Affordable Places to live in DuPage County


  • Average home value: $351,000
  • Population: 9,947

Winfield is surrounded by sprawling nature preserves and parks and it has 19 parks of its own. The Winfield Riverwalk Park opened in 2021, providing trails, fitness areas, fishing and more. 


  • Average home value: $252,900
  • Population: 13,945

Warrenville’s proximity to nature preserves and parks make it a good choice for those hoping to own a home near natural beauty.

Villa Park 

  • Average home value: $292,400
  • Population: 22,753

This affordable suburb scores an “A” in the public schools, diversity and outdoor activities categories from Niche. 


  • Average home value: $301,500
  • Population: 35,685

Addison’s extensive park system, iconic cinema, bowling alley, center for the arts and more are major draws for families.  

Carol Stream 

  • Average home value: $297,600
  • Population: 39,656

Families looking for a peaceful and diverse suburb should consider Carol Stream. The village offers extensive green spaces, a modern library and more. 

Hanover Park 

  • Average home value: $247,500
  • Population: 37,222

Excellent parks and public schools make this affordable community a strong choice for families. 


  • Average home value: $301,600
  • Population: 22,846

Excellent public schools and parks make living in Roselle a great choice for families. The suburb offers a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. 

Glendale Heights 

  • Average home value: $234,700
  • Population: 33,088

The town’s annual Summer Fest is a chance for the community to come together and experience each other’s cultures. 


  • Average home value: $255,700
  • Population: 18,673

The affordable suburb of Bensenville is located 17 miles north of Chicago and offers a convenient commuter train for those who work downtown.

Editor’s note: Hinsdale was also included in this list but, after further research, the Chicago Parent editorial team did not include the town due to its high average home value ($962,700) compared to the other towns on this list 

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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist and copy editor. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.


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