Wayne, IL is a small community that straddles the DuPage-Kane border and is located just east of St. Charles. The Village of Wayne, IL is a residential community with a population of about 4,000 residents in about 1,100 households. Local residents will sometimes laughingly refer to Wayne as “Waaaaaayyynnnne” in nod to the equestrian heritage and the many property owners who “keep their horses at home”.
In the 1860s the Dunham family settled in Wayne, IL and founded Oaklawn Farms for breeding and selling prize Percheron horses.Today the Village and Dunham Castle are listed as historic districts in the National Register of Historic Places. Wayne offers a wide range of houses that appeal to buyers looking for a more relaxed lifestyle that is still just minutes from shopping, dining, and expressways.