Wayne, Illinois Real Estate

Wayne, Illinois Real Estate

Wayne, Illinois real estate is considered a quaint village split between Kane and DuPage County and is less than 40 miles west of Chicago and just east of the Fox River. With traditions rich in equestrian lifestyles, horse breeding and foxhunts are currently maintained since the 1860s. The Dunham Castle and the Dunham Woods Riding Club are key features that symbolize the heritage and serene beauty of Wayne countryside

Shopping and Dining

Although within the village limits of Wayne there are only a few businesses in operation, neighboring cities like Saint Charles, West Chicago and Bartlett offer the essentials and bigger department stores. East of Dunham Road is the Dunham Woods Riding Club with two dining rooms, a banquet facility, recreational pool, and tennis facilities. New and exciting for Wayne is the Outpost General Store with market-fresh cheeses and snacks as well as fine wines and spirits.  Across the street are Wayne’s police station, post office, and the picturesque church, Little Home Church by the Wayside. For dining, options such as Saint Charles Place Steak House in Saint Charles or TL’s Four Seasons Chinese & Japanese Cuisine in Bartlett are available, as are many others in neighboring cities. Residents can also enjoy authentic deep dish from Gino’s East Pizza as the restaurant location is near to the corner of Dunham Road and Route 64.

For shopping, Route 64 in Saint Charles offers a few options for groceries and home décor, include Target and Jewel-Osco. Randall Road is another highway running from Northern suburb Elgin and travels down through Aurora near I-88. This strip is about 10-15 minutes away and offers storefronts for everyday services including Sam’s Club in Elgin and Costco in Geneva. Nearby, The Geneva Commons is an open-air setting encompassing 70 stores and restaurants including popular options such as Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and the Children’s Place. Services such as Massage Envy and Lifestyle Nail Salon and libations from Starbucks and Bar Louie transform shopping into a delightful sensory experience.

Parks and Recreation

If you raise and ride horses, Wayne, Illinois real estate is the quintessential village to call home. The Wayne-DuPage Hunt is one of only two active foxhunt groups left in the suburbs of Chicago. Every year, the Wayne-DuPage Hunt holds a reenactment of a traditional English foxhunt using "drag bags" containing fox scents. Also in the Village of Wayne is Pratt’s Wayne Woods with more than 12 miles of forest preserve trails, opportunities for a lovely picnic, fishing in an assortment of lakes, as well as camping and an area for flying model-airplanes. The natural lifestyle does not end there, as the Fox River runs to the West of Wayne with beautiful scenery for miles; perfect for a bike ride or afternoon stroll.

For the occasional or seasoned golfer, The Royal Fox Country Club in Saint Charles is down the street and built around the existing natural environment while providing a challenging 6,816-yard par 71 golf course. To the north, Bowes Creek Country Club is a 616-acre residential country-club community in Elgin and has 18-holes designed by award-winning architect Rick Jacobson.


Wayne, Illinois real estate embraces the natural landscapes and quiet, close-knit, small-village atmosphere. Around the first Saturday in October every year, members of the community gather in fields west of the Dunham Club with a kite flying, picnic, and evening bonfire. Started around 1997, this annual event highlights community organizations, local politicians, and historic exhibits.

The population of Wayne, Illinois real estate is near 2,500 and the average reported income is over $100,000. Most Wayne, Illinois real estate is situated on 1-3 acres, ranging from unique and quaint bungalows to multi-million dollar estates. Between Dunham Road and Powis Road off the main strip of Army Trail are the picture-perfect New England-style homes with lush gardens and sidewalks. To own horses, DuPage County requires 2 acres of land while the Village of Wayne within Kane County requires at least 4 acres.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Wayne Elementary School, located on School Street off Army Trail, scores a 10 out of 10 rating on goodschools.org and offers Kindergarten through 6th grade education. Although students may attend the U-46 school district in Bartlett and Elgin, Illinois, most parents send their children to private school like Summit Schools, also in Elgin.

For health care, members living on Wayne, Illinois real estate of the community choose Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, which has earned an A for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group 2013. Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield is also nearby and highly accredited. For almost 10 years has been listed as one of the Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

Although it is a unique and private community, commuting to the Chicago is effortless with Metra train stations in Elgin, West Chicago and Geneva. Wayne is also conveniently located to I-90 that gives residents access eastbound to Chicago and northwestern access to Wisconsin.

Contact Information

Katie Hemming & Ginny Sylvester
Hemming & Sylvester Properties
823 W State St.
Geneva IL 60134
Office: (630) 232-0021