About Bolingbrook IL
Bolingbrook is a large village located in Will and DuPage counties in Illinois. With a huge population of over 70,000 people, Bolingbrook is still considered a village.
Bolingbrook is bordered by the communities of Naperville, Plainfield, Romeoville, and Woodridge and is located 28 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.
Named by Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2008 and 2010, there are many reasons why it’s great to live in this thriving community.
Bolingbrook offers more affordable housing than most of the other areas in Illinois. The average home price in Bolingbrook (2013-2014) is $172,700, with an average price per square foot of $105, which is lower than the Chicago Metro average of $127. The average rent price in Bolingbrook is $1,600, which is higher than the Chicago Metro average of $1,500, making it more affordable to buy a home for sale in Bolingbrook than to rent.
Places to See in Bolingbrook
Living in Bolingbrook is never boring, with lots of places to see and many recreational activities available for residents and tourists.
Bolingbrook has a fishing lake in the Town Center Complex. The Hidden Lakes Park is a hit amongst fishing enthusiasts, especially in April and October when the ponds are teeming with catfish and trout. Annual fishing competitions are also held at Hidden Lakes Park.
The “Theater on a Hill” is a local theater that features 3 stage performances every year.
Millennium Park and Willis Tower offer a variety of affordable things to do in Bolingbrook during your leisure time.
Schools and Employment in Bolingbrook
A large part of Bolingbrook lies on the boundaries of Valley View School District 365U and Fountaindale Public Library District.
In the past few years, more jobs have come into Bolingbrook with big companies opening their headquarters in town, like G&W Electric and Weathertech. The largest employer in Bolingbrook is Quantum Foods which is a global food distribution company.
Major retailers like Macy’s and IKEA have also set up shop in Bolingbrook. Most residents also commute to Chicago for work.
Bolingbrook Annual Events
Bolingbrook hosts a variety of fun-filled annual events like the Cavalcade of Planes at Bolingbrook’s very own Clow International Airport. Enjoy a wide variety of aircraft both flying and on the ground and witness spectacular events like skydiving, formation flying, helicopter demonstrations, and much more!
Bolingbrook residents also enjoy gathering once a year the Annual Picnic behind the Town Center
In Bolingbrook, you’ll never run out of things to do or places to visit.