Founded by Daniel Warren and his family in 1834, the town quickly grew when two mills were erected and a plank road was constructed to connect the town with Naperville and Winfield. The 1980s sparked growth from the Chicagoland area. Bower Elementary School, Clifford Johnson School, Hubble Middle School and Wheaton Warrenville South High School are the elementary, middle and high schools that serve the village. Warrenville is home to 10,000 acres of open space and contains approximately 30 miles of off-road bike paths. With such large open areas, opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, canoeing, tubing, and camping are plentiful. A District Recreational Facility and a Lifetime Fitness facility are options in Warrenville. DuPage Forest Preserve, Silver Lake campgrounds and trails are also located in Warrenville.