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Carol Stream, IL

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Carol Stream is one of the few places in the United States that is named for a person using both the first and last name. Carol Stream was the daughter of Jay Stream, who had been was trying to subdivision in nearby Naperville and learned that there was less red tape when starting a whole new town. He began buying farmland and created what is today a pleasant and welcoming community that Money Magazine ranked 49 on a list of the 100 best places to live.

Carol Stream Apartments


Yorktown Apartments
Beds: Studio-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Savannah Trace Apartments
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2


Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


Clover Creek Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Wheaton One Twenty-One
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2


$995 Two bedroom in Bartlett-Hillcrest
Beds: 2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Carol Stream, IL is
45 to 49
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.94%
  • 6.78%
  • 7.36%
  • Female
  • 6.93%
  • 7.22%
  • 5.98%
is average rent in Carol Stream, IL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 0.5%
  • 1.14%
  • 3.26%
of units are available for rent in Carol Stream
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 304
  • 65
  • 125
Getting Around in Carol Stream, IL

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The average commuter time in Carol Stream is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.75%
  • 17.51%
  • 4.09%

The Coral Cove Water

To cool off on a hot day residents do not need to fight the crowds at Lake Michigan just to take a dip. The Coral Cove Water Park is a great place to get wet and is right in Carol Stream. The park features a climbing wall located next to the diving pool, so getting down from the wall is a lot quicker than getting up. There are also several huge waterslides to keep things from getting boring. If the swimming and splashing gets to be too much, grab some pizza or ice cream from the concession stand and relax on the comfortable patio chairs.

The Great Western Tra

As sections of the Chicago Great Western Railroad were abandoned during the 1980s and 1990s, members of the surrounding communities could not wait to snatch up the land and convert old tracks into multi-use nature paths for citizens to enjoy. The Great Western Trail was then born. It consists of three separate sections, one of which passes right through Carol Stream. This section provides residents with over 6 miles of paved, gravel, or dirt trails to enjoy. It is a popular trail for an easy yet scenic bike ride, an outing on horseback, or even just a stroll on the plains and in the trees.