Located within Illinois, United States, the city of Saint Charles is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The character of Saint Charles is exemplified by its calm environment. There are approximately 40 public green spaces close by for residents to explore, such as Prairie Park and Leroy Oaks Forest Preserve, resulting in them being easy to access from most locations within the city. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is also reasonably quiet, as the streets are quite peaceful - although there are still several louder areas, especially around one of the railway lines.
The average year of construction for dwellings in Saint Charles is 1981. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing around two thirds of buildings in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area, while small apartment buildings and townhouses are the main alternatives in the housing stock. Around three quarters of the properties in the city are occupied by home owners whereas the rest are rented. This city has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A fraction of house buyers in Saint Charles may be able to access one of about 40 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to turn to another means of transportation. There are also a few opportunities for those who care about restaurants and cafes in close proximity. In terms of education, it is a rather short walk to get to primary schools from most houses for sale in Saint Charles. On the other hand, there are only a limited number of high schools and thus they can be an extended walk away. Locals have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
Saint Charles is very car friendly. Parking is quite easy. On the other hand, getting around by public transit is very hard in Saint Charles. Thankfully, the city is connected by a few bus lines. Traveling on foot is not very practical for residents in Saint Charles since few daily errands can be run without the use of a car.