Best Places to Buy a House in DuPage County

Explore DuPage County’s best places to buy a home in 2024, ranked by Niche.

Buying a home isn’t just a contract to the property, it’s a sometimes lifelong commitment to the surrounding community, too.

Choosing where to buy a home is a major life decision. Luckily, Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, also publishes a ranking of the best places to buy a home. See the rankings below to find out how towns in DuPage County stack up.

These statistics were calculated based on home values, taxes, crime rates and quality of local schools. Data for these categories come from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC and other data sources. You can find the full methodology here.

Here are the top 10 best places to buy a home in DuPage County on the list.

Willowbrook

  • Average home value: $347,200
  • Population: 9,177

Willowbrook offers residents access to ten community parks, the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve and more. It earns an “A+” in the public schools category from Niche.

Winfield

  • 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.

Naperville

  • Average home value: $482,600
  • Population: 149,089

Naperville boasts many parks and forest preserves, including popular Centennial Beach. It earns an “A+” from Niche for excellent public schools.

Hinsdale

  • Average home value: $962,700
  • Population: 17,169

The affluent suburb of Hinsdale offers families excellent public schools, outdoor activities and jobs options. Hinsdale’s downtown area is a National Register Historic District.

Warrenville

  • 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.

Lisle

  • Average home value: $401,000
  • Population: 23,499

Residents of Lisle enjoy excellent public schools, a diverse city and good outdoor activity options. For little ones interested in baseball and basketball, the Bulls/Sox Training Academy located in Lisle offers year round programs for kids.

Darien

  • Average home value: $380,600
  • Population: 21,953

Darien offers residents many options for shopping and entertainment, plus access to nearby nature preserves and parks.

Downers Grove

  • Average home value: $425,000
  • Population: 49,996

Those hoping to own a slice of history can do so by buying one of the many historic homes in Downers Grove. The town has some of the most Sears catalog homes in Chicagoland, as well as a well kept historic downtown quarter.

Elmhurst

  • Average home value: $516,900
  • Population: 45,648

With a dense suburban feel, Elmhurst families enjoy excellent public schools and great outdoor activity options. Every year, the town hosts the popular Art in Wilder Park event with more than 125 booths.

Wheaton

  • Average home value: $430,600
  • Population: 53,673

For families, the Wheaton Public Library is a huge draw–it’s frequently ranked as one of the top ten libraries in the nation. Wheaton also hosts the annual DuPage County Fair and houses the historic Grand Theater, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.


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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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