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Romeoville is probably best noted for its great community feel. It's a very small town atmosphere where you do get to know your neighbors. They host a lot of school and park district centric events for families, which make for a cozy, friendly environment. If you're looking for a quiet place to live, away from the congestion of the city, Romeoville would suit your interests. There are some options for entertainment and dining and Chicago isn't too far of a commute to enjoy all of the culture available in the downtown area.
Cost of Living
Home prices are one of the big incentives for living in this area, as costs are still significantly lower than in other areas. Property taxes are on the high side, as Will County has some of the highest taxes in the state. Goods and services act as a kind of offset as they are moderately priced, making evenings out or some of the little extras much easier to afford.
Most residents in Romeoville drive. It is a spread out community, so it's more convenient to travel by car than to use public transportation in many cases. However, there are some public transportation options. Pace has a bus route that does serve the community. In 2018, Metra also opened a station in Romeoville to serve the residents there.
Romeoville students are served by several districts, depending on where in the village they reside. Valley View School District, Plainfield Community Consolidated School District, and Lockport Township High School District all serve this area. All of the schools in these districts rank on average with the state or higher and all offer a safe, community-oriented environment for families. Romeoville is also home to Rasmussen College and Lewis University, offering some wonderful options in higher education. Joliet Junior College also has a campus located in Romeoville.
Romeoville has no shortage of fun activities and family-friendly events. The park district hosts a number of clubs, classes, and annual events. For instance, the Founder's Day Parade is celebrated every year in September. The Recreation Department in Romeoville hosts a number of great events throughout the year, most at little to no cost. There are movie nights, free concerts, craft shows, car shows and holiday events to attend. Many residents come out and it's a great way to meet and socialize with your neighbors.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.