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Bolingbrook is known as one of the largest suburbs southwest of Chicago. It is also a relatively new suburb, as it was only incorporated in 1965. The city experienced its first boom in the 1950s and another, more recent, wave of growth and development has shaped the city extensively. It boasts a diverse range of shopping options, from Ikea and Costco, to high-end retailers at the Promenade Outdoor shopping center. The city is known throughout the region for its excellent public parks and established residential streets lined with mature trees.
Cost of Living
Living in Bolingbrook is less expensive than living in several of its neighbors to the north in DuPage County, where higher home values and a more substantial property tax burden drive up costs. However, sales taxes in Bolingbrook are marginally higher than other municipalities in the area. The overall cost of living is only slightly higher than the national average and quite attractive to most when compared with neighboring cities
Most of Bolingbrook is bordered by Interstate 55 to the south and Interstate 355 to the east, which makes it a sought-after suburb for commuters. A thoughtfully designed and well-maintained network of municipal roads make getting around quick and easy. Rail stations to the north in both Naperville and Lisle give residents access to the BNSF Metra rail lines that terminate at Chicago's Union Station. Chicago's Midway International Airport is approximately 23 miles away while O'Hare International Airport lies about 30 miles to the north.
Bolingbrook is served by a combination of neighboring cities' school districts. Most schools score quite well on GreatSchools rankings. Children in Bolingbrook go to 13 different elementary schools, seven middle schools, and eight different high schools. Private options include the faith-based St. Dominic School, serving pre-K through eighth grade, and Furqaan Academy.
There's usually plenty for residents to do and see in Bolingbrook. From neighborhood parks to the Hidden Oaks Conservation Area, there are ample opportunities to spend time outdoors. The Bolingbrook Park District also maintains a public golf course and the Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park, which is a popular destination on warm summer days. Commercial developments along Weber Road and farther south along Route 53 play host to wide range of restaurants, retailers, and cinemas. The Promenade Bolingbrook is also a popular gathering place for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Meanwhile, the city offers a large number of smaller, family-oriented restaurants featuring flavors from around the globe. Summer festivals like the 4th of July Extravaganza and the Taste of Bolingbrook attract visitors from throughout the area.
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