Durand, IL is located just west of Rockford and south of the Wisconsin border. It’s a smaller city that continues to grow thoughtfully, and though no match for bigger cities in size, it offers people an excellent education system, access to employment, the ability to own and run a local business, and a big heart. With beautiful, rural scenery, and a downtown in the process of being beautified, Durand is ideal for families who want to live in a community with strong ties, yet still have the ability to easily get to larger areas.
There is a nice variety Durand real estate options available for home buyers. Find updated older homes full of character, as well as larger custom-built homes with all the modern amenities. Whether you’re a young family searching for a first home to buy or upgrading to a larger home, you'll find homes for sale in Durand fit for everyone. Prices are affordable with a median home price around $110,000. The population was 1,143 as of the 2010 census. Search the newest real estate listings in Durand, IL.
Durand has a highly-rated school district to offer potential residents. The district is comprised of Durand Elementary School, Durand Junior High School, Durand High School, and the Dolan Center Maryville Farm Campus. For private education, Rockford possesses several options, and for people who want to continue higher education nearby, Beloit College, Lake Forest College, University of Wisconsin, Rock Valley College, Northwestern University, Chicago State University, and many other colleges and universities are in the area. Search Durand homes for sale by school district.
Durand is located in Winnebago County near Rockford. There are several major employers in addition to the ability to start and run a business within Durand. Some of the top companies to work for in the area include Anderson Packing Company, NCO, the Rockford School District, Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, Rockford Health System, United Parcel Service, County of Winnebago, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, and the Swedish American Health System.
One of Durand’s main missions is to become a destination for visitors as well as remain a great place to live. In doing that, Durand has begun to add events, attractions and improve its parks and recreation. One thing many residents are involved in is the effort to make Durand an amazing community. The motto, A Village of Volunteers is a great description of one of the things to do when living there. Other events that are in the works or already part of the community calendar are movie nights, a haunted hayride, Friday Frenzy, the 4th of July festival, Statelines Classic Car Show, and the Biker Bash and Chili Shoot Out.
If you like outdoor recreation, head to Nick Saelens Memorial Park, Colored Sands Bluff Nature Preserve, Sugar River Alder Nature Preserve, or Sugar River Park in Wisconsin. You’ll find art and culture in Rockford, and both Milwaukee and Chicago are great day or weekend trips for the family.
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