Communities in Batavia, Illinois

Batavia History

Batavia was founded in 1833 and is the oldest city in Kane County. It used to be called ‘Big Woods’ due to the ample wooded areas, but was renamed Batavia due to the current Congressman, Isaac Wilson, was born in Batavia New York. Batavia was originally home to numerous windmill manufacturing companies, and earned the nickname ‘the Windmill City.’ Lennar offers a wide variety of beautiful and affordable new homes for sale in Batavia. We invite you to stop in for a tour of one of our beautifully decorated model homes and discover Batavia today!

Downtown Batavia

Downtown Batavia has it all. From river front cafés to museums, to art studios and galleries, there is always something to do. If you enjoy exploring the ample natural scenery, you can bike (or rent a bike if needed) the Fox River Bike Trail, which travels through the heart of Batavia. During the summer months, you can rent paddle boats on the Depot Pond, visit the Farmer’s Market on South Water Street, or attend free yoga classes at the Batavia Public Library Garden. Winter months offer even more fun. From ice skating at the Depot Pond to experiencing the unique flavors of all the different restaurants found throughout the downtown area, Batavia truly has it all.

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