Area Communities

Kish is perfectly situated

Located approximately 60 miles west of downtown Chicago, the greater DeKalb area offers the contemporary culture and countryside charm to provide a unique and thriving arts and cultural scene instilled within a rich agricultural heritage.

Known as the “Hub” of train traffic throughout the nation as well as the birthplace of barbed wire and DeKalb Genetic, the greater Kishwaukee College community blends together a rich agricultural tradition mixed with industrial, educational, and high-tech industries.

The Kishwaukee College district offers families an attractive area to settle and is praised for its nationally and state-recognized school districts.

The Kishwaukee College community is also home to Northern Illinois University, a higher education partner which allows many students the ability to transfer to this four-year institution to complement their educational needs.

New residents of this area are impressed by the scenic, 35-mile Great Western bike trail, abundance of parks and other healthy living opportunities.

Residents are also able to enjoy a wide variety of perks from the surrounding cities:

DeKalb, IL

City of DeKalb
DeKalb School District
DeKalb County Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Northern Illinois University (NIU)

Sycamore, IL

City of Sycamore
Sycamore School District

Genoa, IL

City of Genoa
Genoa Kingston School District

Rochelle, IL

City of Rochelle
Rochelle School District

Rockford, IL

City of Rockford
Rockford School District

Within each of these communities lies a diverse set of opportunities for you and your family to enjoy. These areas offer a variety of cultural dining, community events, religious, and other lifestyle experiences to suit every family’s individual need and preference. Feel free to explore our surrounding community’s websites to see all they have to offer.