A Community Called Carpentersville

It started in a single spot next to the scenic Fox River in 1837. But there’s more than one reason the Carpenter family decided to stay and build a community.

Welcome to Carpentersville, Illinois sign
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Beauty and nature’s bounty frame modern-day Carpentersville. It’s a place graced by an impressive concentration of parks and forest preserves, the rushing Fox River and a diverse community who call it home.


Just as the Carpenter family appreciated the rewards of hard work, today’s residents come from all walks of life to contribute to a thriving and energetic community. More important, a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences enrich the development of a learning culture that will drive prosperity for years to come.

The Diverse People of Carpentersville
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Fellowship & Family

A balanced mix of business provides access to affordable housing and first-rate services. Residents take pride in their homes and look out for their neighbors, whether it’s a quick smile and friendly “hello” or a more meaningful contribution to the work of a local civic organization like Boys & Girls Club or Jerri Hoffman Child and Family Center.

Tri-Cities Little League has thrived in Carpentersville for more than 60 years, serving thousands of children and their families with teamwork skills, life lessons, and fun. Families also flock to the Fox River Valley Libraries for learning, literacy and special events like movies, crafting and much more.

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Learn more about the Village of Carpentersville and the surrounding areas.