Welcome to Oswego 

Oswego is a suburban town located southwest of Chicago, Illinois. Oswego is a friendly, quiet place rich with parks, and green outdoor spaces. Modern, large, single-family homes are sparsely placed, providing privacy and tranquility. Large yards, attached garages, and open, modern architecture create a classic suburban feel in this town. Oswego is one of the best growing places to live in the Chicago suburbs. Filled with outdoor space, parks, river access, and plenty of community-based events, Oswego is the perfect place to raise a family. The downtown scene is lively and has everything needed for a refreshing night out with friends or family. 

The town of Oswego is a community centered on plenty of parks, outdoor space, and local events to bring people together. Residents tend to be young professionals or families looking for stable, comfortable neighborhoods to start a family. Quiet evenings provide a sense of tranquility and togetherness in this sparsely populated suburb.

What to Love 

  • Large, modern architecture and single-family homes
  • A suburban setting with a rural feel 
  • Plenty of privacy and scenic outdoor space

Local Lifestyle 

The local lifestyle of Oswego is perfect for working professionals and new families looking for a comfortable, safe place to grow and make beautiful memories in the outdoors. Located about an hour’s drive from Chicago, Oswego provides an oasis for working professionals in the city looking to cultivate a quiet family life of relaxation and comfort. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Despite the quiet and easy nature of Oswego, there are plenty of options for a night out. Fox Valley Winery offers hand-crafted, award-winning Illinois wine. Made from local ingredients such as single-vineyard Illinois grapes, Fox Valley Winery offers a variety of wine tasting tours, live music, and other special events for a fabulous night out on the town. The Little White School Museum provides a peek into Oswego history. This historic church and school house are now converted into a history museum featuring rotating galleries, special events, and youth programs. Some examples of past exhibitions include the history of women in Oswego, conservationists in the Fox River Valley, Oswego architecture, and more. 

When in search of outdoor adventure, residents flock to the Hudson Crossing Park. This park has many amenities for residents to enjoy on pleasant sunny days, including covered shelters, barbeque grills, a sandbox, and a playground along the Fox River. In the heat of midwestern summer, sometimes nothing will do but a refreshing dip in the pool. Raging Waves is Illinois’ largest water park and features a lazy river, several slides, pools, as well as fun summer dining options, and a stage for live entertainment. Raging Waves provides entertainment for the whole family and a cool, crisp escape from the heat and humidity in the dog days of summer.

Things to Do 

Activities in Oswego focus on community and the rural traditions of suburban Illinois. Prairie Fest is a four-day festival celebration of the start of summer. Hosted by the Oswegoland Park District, local businesses and volunteers in the community come together to present four days of music, food, drinks, and fun for the whole family. Summer celebrations continue with Oswego Harborfest. This festival has grown into a regional delight and has dozens of musical performances, ample vendors selling food, drinks, arts and crafts as well as activities, and a spectacular fireworks display that lights up the night sky. 

Oswegoland Park District is the organization responsible for maintaining the many parks and outdoor spaces in the community. This organization puts on many different activities for the whole family throughout the spring through fall seasons. For example, children’s activities, National Night Out, fitness classes, and beer gardens are some of the events hosted throughout the season. The Oswego Hometown Car Show is part of the Oswego Hometown Expo and features indoor and outdoor displays, demonstrations, items for sale, food, drinks, and of course a gorgeous display of classic and unique cars.


Oswego is served by Community Unit School District 308 and has highly rated elementary, middle, and high schools for families.

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