White Eagle Club
sits between the cities of Aurora and Naperville
in suburban Chicago, less than 30 miles west of downtown. The neighborhood includes just over 1,000 homes
and thousands of residents. Many amenities are available to residents, including a golf club, a swimming pool, and tennis courts, as well as various adult socials, couples bowling, ladies bingo, water aerobics, and mah jongg.
The proximity to downtown Chicago, high quality Indian Prairie School District, and the beautiful neighborhood all make White Eagle Club a very desirable place to live. Naperville, the larger of the two cities, was voted one of the best places to live and retire in the United States in 2013.
Restaurants & Nightlife
White Eagle's restaurants offer many different options for ethnic cuisine, making it easy to find something to fit your taste buds.
For those looking for an authentic Mexican meal and atmosphere, give local favorite Rito's Restaurant a try. Rito's starts you off with zesty chips and salsa, and offers classic Mexican dishes including tacos, empanadas, enchiladas and burritos. Its renowned flaming margarita sets Rito's apart and makes it a must-visit.
For Asian cuisine, look no further than Golden Sea Chop Suey. The restaurant has amazing Chinese decor and has all of your favorite Chinese dishes, such as Mongolian beef, orange chicken and sesame chicken. Its famous egg rolls and pork fried rice are the favorite menu items around town and what will keep you coming back for more. Golden Sea Chop Suey's daily afternoon specials make a great option when you want to grab a quick meal during your lunch hour.
An AMC is nearby if you want to catch a movie. For live performances, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora shows music, plays and stand-up comedy. If you prefer to spend your weekend nights at a local watering hole, The Town Bar has great food, beer specials, patio dining and free poker night every Thursday. Whenever you need to dance the night away, head to the Saddle Up Saloon & Dancehall. WGN News 9 recommends the Western-themed atmosphere and Tex-Mex food. Feel free to bring the kids.
History & Culture
The two cities that encompass the neighborhood both have interesting histories and impressive accolades. Naperville was founded in 1831 by Joseph Naper when he and his family settled there. Aurora was an Indian reservation originally, but it was re-founded in 1834 by the McCarty brothers after the Black Hawk War ended. Both cities grew tremendously after the war and the railroad industry took off. Today, the cities rank as the fifth and second largest in the state of Illinois.
Both cities also have great museums and music venues near White Eagle Club. Wentz Concert Hall and Pfeiffer Hall Performing Arts Theatre have live performances and concerts in Naperville, and Aurora has the Historical Society of Aurora Museum and the Phillips Park Zoo. The Naperville Park District has plenty of annual events as well, including many different types of charity walks and runs, and huge holiday parades for St. Patrick’s Day and Thanksgiving.
One of the best aspects of White Eagle Club is its proximity to basic necessities, entertainment and the city. Residents can walk to several various restaurants, parks and grocery stores. Many residents choose to bike within the downtown areas, but the highways outside of the immediate neighborhood can get very busy and unsafe for bike travel.
If you decide to venture out further, several other modes of public transportation are available including taxis (though you must call to request one), the public bus system and the metropolitan rail station, which is less than 4 miles from the neighborhood. Uber can also be used in the area for a fantastic way to travel with a simple smartphone app. Plus, I-88 is less than 6.5 miles away from White Eagle Club, making the commute to Chicago relatively simple and convenient.
White Eagle Club provides a very reasonable cost of living for a nice suburban Chicago neighborhood. Families that decide to rent a home on average pay $1,900 a month for a two-bedroom
home or $3,200 a month for a four-bedroom
home. The city of Naperville as a whole averages $1,479 a month in home rental costs for a two-bedroom and $2,480 for a four-bedroom, whereas the averages for the state of Illinois are $1,410 for a two-bedroom rental and $2,061 for a four-bedroom rental.
Two malls sit with 10 minutes of the neighborhood: the Westfield Fox Valley Mall and the Odgen Mall. The Westfield Fox Valley Mall, located in Aurora, has over 100 stores including favorites such as Macy's, Cacique, and The Limited. The smaller Odgen Mall in Naperville includes many chain stores, such as Dollar Tree and CVS. The area has several boutique shops as well, including Karisma, Bows and Babes, and Bri’zan Couture, to name a few of the most popular spots.
A wide variety of grocery stores sit within two miles of the neighborhood including Fine Italian Food, Madinah Market, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s. You can also get fresh produce at the Garden Fresh Market, a local favorite right in the center of Naperville that offers fresh produce at wholesale prices. Considering the suburban setting, their are plenty of options for stocking your fridge.
The White Eagle Club area features several beautiful parks within walking distance. Monarch Park, the closest park within walking distance from the neighborhood and elementary school, has a playground, an all-purpose field and great walking trails for those looking to get some exercise
or for a place to take the kids to play. Kids especially enjoy Kingshill Park, right around the corner, as it offers an expansive field for playing frisbee or flying kites, a playground, a sand pit and a rock climbing wall.