About the Area
Sycamore, located in DeKalb County (that covers 648 square miles of prairie land), is situated 58 miles west of Chicago. It is a town where you are likely to find stately mansions resting beside the more modest and modern houses of this century. The architectural styles found in Sycamore include cozy Queen Ann Victorian, Greek Revival, Italianate Victorian, Byzantine and Victorian Gothic dwellings built between 1850 and 1920. There is a 99-acre historic district, listed in the National Register for Historic Places. The many locally owned businesses pride themselves on providing friendly, helpful service and quality merchandise offered at fair, competitive prices. The shops of Sycamore range from small independent merchants to major discount chains. A well-rounded source of merchandise, products and services is available for area residents.
There are several public and private schools in Sycamore, with Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee Community College nearby.
In Sycamore, it is possible to live in a fine home that overlooks the grassy fairways of a golf course or even backs up to cornfields. The area offers a strong sense of community with ample recreational opportunities.