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Frankfort Real Estate

Welcome to Frankfort! Frankfort is a village in Will and Cook counties. According to, in 2007 it was ranked as the fastest growing suburb in the United States. In 2014 it was named one of the top places to live and voted among the top 12 safest communities in Illinois by Chicago Magazine. The Village is about 35 miles southwest of Chicago.

Frankfort History
Frankfort was founded in 1855 and incorporated in 1879. Native Americans originally inhabited the land from around 1700 to 1840. The Frankfort Township was named by Frederick Cappel (after his native city—Frankfurt-Am-Main, Germany). In 1855, the Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad built a line through the Village and named it, “Frankfort Station.” After the Village was incorporated, the word “Station” was dropped from the name.

Population: 18,168

Arts/ Entertainment: Things To Do
Frankfort Country Market
The market is located in the downtown historic Frankfort (Kansas/ Oak Streets) and is a “grower’s only” market. It features locally grown produce, plants, baked goods, etc. The market also features live entertainment, family events and chef demos. There are spring, summer and fall hours.

Historic Downtown
Historic downtown Frankfort is the epicenter of the Village. It features dining, shops and other professional services.

Frankfort Historical Society Museum

Kidswork Children Museum

Old Plank Road Trail Bike Path
A 21-mile recreation and nature trail that runs straight through Frankfort.

Local Transit
Frankfort is close to many different stations of the Metra System (Tinley Park, New Lenox, etc.).

U.S. Route 30 is the main road that runs east to West through town. I-80 is just north of the Village—which lends easy to other major highways and to Chicago, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Naperville, etc.

Frankfort’s Educational Opportunities
Grades K-8
District 161
Frankfort C.C. District 157C

High School
District 210 (Lincoln-Way high schools)
Lincoln-Way Area Special Education

Higher Education
DeVry Institute
Governor’s State University
Joliet Junior College
Lewis University
University of St. Francis
Robert Morris College

Frankfort Area Healthcare
Palos Community Hospital
Provena St. Joseph Medical Center
Silver Cross Hospital
St. James Hospital
Blood Center: Frankfort Heartland Blood Donor Center