Montgomery is a growing community quietly nestled along both banks of the Fox River in Kane and Kendall Counties, just south of Aurora and about 40 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1835, the Village was named after Montgomery County, New York, by an early settler who came from that area. That same settler, Daniel Gray, began several businesses in Montgomery, including a grist mill that has been beautifully restored and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
One of Montgomery's finest assets is the Fox River and its surrounding park lands. The Village boasts one of the highest park-land-to-residents ratios in the Fox Valley, with more than 13 acres of parks per thousand population. Two park districts offer a wide variety of recreational facilities and activities, and an expanding network of bike trails connects Montgomery to surrounding communities.