Darien, Illinois

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Darien is a city in DuPage County, Illinois, USA. The population was 22,860 at the 2000 census.

A suburb of Chicago, Darien was named after a town in Connecticut.

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Popular culture

The town motto is "A nice place to live" which happens to be the same town motto as Hill Valley from the Back to the Future movies.[citation needed]

Geography

Darien is located at 41°44′44″N 87°58′52″W / 41.74556°N 87.98111°W / 41.74556; -87.98111Coordinates: 41°44′44″N 87°58′52″W / 41.74556°N 87.98111°W / 41.74556; -87.98111 (41.745623, -87.981087)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km²), of which, 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) (1.14%) is water. Darien's City Hall used to be totally underground until 1994, when it was lifted up. Now only 75% is underground. Darien's City Hall is surrounded on three sides by the village of Downers Grove.

Darien is bordered by the cities of Downers Grove, Westmont, Woodridge, and Willowbrook,and it has easy access to the three major thoroughfares crossing Chicago's southwest suburbs: Interstate 55, Interstate 355, and Interstate 294.

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