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Real Estate, Realty, Realtor, Real Estate Agent, Homes, Homes for sale, Properties, Properties for sale, Condos, Condominiums, New Construction, Development, Condo Conversions, Vacant Land, Luxury Homes, Executives Homes, High End Homes, Estates, Relocation, MLS, Multiple Listing Service, Investment Property, Investment Real Estate, Income Property, Residential Real Estate, First Time Buyers, Buyers Agent, Buyer Agency, Sellers Agent, Moving to, Foreclosures, REO, Vintage Condos, Spec Homes, Schools, School District, Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau and More DuPage County, Illinois is located in the northeastern portion of the state, encompassing a small commercial portion of Chicago. Its county seat is Wheaton. According to the 2000 census, the population of DuPage County was 904,161, making it the second most populous county in Illinois after Cook County, which borders it to the north and east; the two counties account for half the state's population.

DuPage County is divided into nine different townships: Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, York, Milton, Winfield, Addison, Bloomingdale and Wayne. The majority of DuPage is in the 630 area code; however, the areas of the county that are in the City of Chicago are in area code 773, although the part of the county within Chicago is primarily part of O'Hare International Airport.

The most populous municipality within DuPage County is Naperville. Wheaton and Downers Grove are the next largest communities, respectively. These communities typically form the preferred "bedroom communities" of Chicago, allowing residents peaceful and navigable "refuge" neighborhoods as a means of escape from the hectic pace and traffic of inner Chicago.

Illinois' DuPage County was formed in 1839 out of Cook County and was named after the DuPage River, which flows through it. The first written history to address the name, the 1882 History of DuPage County, Illinois states that "The DuPage River had, from time immemorial, been a stream well-known. It took its name from a French trader who settled on this stream below the fork previous to 1800. Hon. H. W. Blodgett, of Waukegan, informs the writer that J. B. Beaubien had often spoken to him of the old Frenchman, Du Page, whose station was on the bank of the river, down toward its mouth, and stated that the river took its name from him. The county name must have the same origin. Col Gurden S. Hubbard, who came into the country in 1818, informs the writer that the name DuPage, as applied to the river then, was universally known, but the trader for whom it was named lived there before his time. Mr. Beaubien says it is pronounced Du Pazhe (doo - Paazh)...?

Long known as one of the nation's wealthiest counties, DuPage County has transformed itself from a primarily agricultural economy to one rich in many different types of commerce. Today, DuPage County boasts a personal per capita income which is highest in the state, with Lake County a close second. The county's personal per capita income is the highest in the midwest (of counties with population under 1 million) and 24th highest in the nation. Over twenty of the county's towns have median (single family) house values of over $400,000.

Architectural delights that show off the elegance of the county include the 31-story Oakbrook Terrace Tower in Oakbrook Terrace, designed by Helmut Jahn (currently the tallest building in Illinois outside of Chicago). The Elmhurst Art Museum is housed in a Mies Van Der Rohe building. There is a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Elmhurst. BAPS, a conservative Hindu sect, has built a large, intricately carved, marble temple in Bartlett. There are many Sears Catalog Homes in Downers Grove. The Byzantine-style clubhouse of the Medinah Country Club is also an architectural highlight of the county.

With proximity to Chicago, DuPage County is also the primary location of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. It is home to many large corporations, including Ace Hardware (Oak Brook, IL), BP (formerly British Petroleum/Amoco), Laidlaw, McDonald's Corporation, Navistar International, OfficeMax, ServiceMaster and Tellabs to name a few.

Academia is influential in DuPage County with its many colleges: Benedictine University, College of DuPage, DePaul University, DeVry University, Elmhurst College, Illinois Institute of Technology, National-Louis University, the National University of Health Sciences (formerly the National College of Chiropractic), the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, North Central College, Midwestern University, and Wheaton College. McDonald's has a training facility in Oakbrook called - appropriately enough - "Hamburger University."

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DuPage County Homes, Properties and Special Feature Real Estate

Whether recreational land, homes, or properties of any size or view, you'll find DuPage County, Illinois area real estate opportunities that are right for your needs. As you would expect, DuPage County real estate is highly valued and available homes and properties sell quickly.

DuPage County, Illinois real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront or scenic view), active adult communities, hobby farms and executive properties. Sellers who have been in the area for a while know my reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. My associates and I will mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of solution for you.

For buyers new to the area, you can rest assured that I will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. My recognized expertise, professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction has made me, Harry C. Walsh, the choice of many previous home buyers to help guide their search - from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, golf course lots - all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.

So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around DuPage County, Illinois, please let Harry C. Walsh help you find the home or property of your dreams. Contact Harry C. Walsh today!

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Harry C. Walsh services the real estate needs of home buyers and home sellers in search of real estate, homes for sale, condos, investment properties, commercial real estate, new construction, new homes, land, lots, waterfront properties, scenic view homes, farms and recreational property in these nearby communities and more!

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