Plainfield is a booming and bustling village located 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The village serves as the home of about 39, 581 citizens. Plainfield is conveniently accessible for it is near to several interstates and state highways making it a perfect place to live and build a family, manage a business, or simply spend the day pleasurably in historic downtown.
Downtown Plainfield is the heart of the village. This vibrant small town is the sure haven for shopping, dining, and entertainment. It was named by the National Park Service to the National Register of Historic Places. This prestigious honor makes Plainfield's downtown one of only fifteen downtowns in the State of Illinois on the National Register.
Plainfield aspires to practice environmentally friendly best management practices and to engage urban sustainability by organizing a program called "Green Village". Tree City has been named to the village and has been awarded the Urban Conservation Community Award by Will/South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District.
Plainfield's boasts a 20+ acre park, Settlers' Park. It is located in Downtown Plainfield, just south of the Village Hall. The park's amenities include the Richard A. Rock Amphitheater, a History Walk, a restored War Monument, a lake, open space, a picnic shelter, a playground, and walking trails. It is the place to exercise, play, and unwind.
Plainfield also hosts a steady stream of events such as Plainfield Fest, summer concerts, and movies in the award-winning Settlers' Park weekly antique car shows during summer and seasonal events like Egg'straordinary, Halloween Spooktacular, and Candlelight Christmas.
The village's nearby educational institutions are Joliet Junior College, University of St. Francis, Lewis University, and North Central College.