Perhaps it is the thrill of seeing an egret or heron grabbing a fish from the Fox River near Boy Scout Island, not too far upstream from the busy traffic in downtown St. Charles. Maybe simply strolling beneath the graceful branches of the weeping willows scattered here and there along the beautifully constructed riverwalk leave you with a deep sense of joy in the day.
Another reason might be the quaint, nostalgic feel of strolling through a downtown where merchants are friendly and truly willing to answer a question or two — whether you’re looking for merchandize or asking for directions.
You might be in love with St. Charles, the Pride of the Fox.
But don't worry. You are not alone.
This community of some 33,000 people hosts an eclectic mix of things to do and places to visit. The are a constant reminder of the area’s agricultural past. A quaint, well-kept business district has a nostalgic, inviting appeal, yet is modern, offering such amenities as Wi-Fi and gourmet coffeehouses.
An entertainment district and such venues as and promise diverse offerings drawing from a broad regional audience.
St. Charles, the Pride of the Fox, is synonymous with creativity, passion, intelligence, and joy.
Why did you move to St. Charles? Why did you stay? Please, share your story in the comments.