Batavia is a city with a comprehensive plan for growth, preparing its residents for life in the 21st century.
In spite of rapid growth over the past 10 years, Batavia has maintained its small town, friendly atmosphere and first name basis for residents. Batavia is nestled quietly alongside the banks of the Fox River and is easily accessible via Interstate 88, State Road 25 east of the Fox River and State Route 31 west of the River. Batavia is currently at 27,300 permanent residents with the potential of reaching 30,000.
The city’s high quality of life was recently acknowledged in CNNMoney.com’s Best Small Towns in America 2009. Batavia ranked #56, with such features as its old-town feel, convenient location, community events and range of businesses.