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Joliet Real Estate

Welcome to Joliet!  Joliet is just 40 miles southwest of Chicago.  Once an industrial city, Joliet has reinvented itself as a tourist destination with a diversified economy.


Joliet History

The origin of Joliet’s name most likely came from the name of French Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet.  Jolliet paddle up the Des Plaines River and camped a few miles south of present-day Joliet.  Joliet was incorporated as a village in 1837, but to cut tax expenses, residents soon petitioned the state to withdraw that incorporation.  In 1852 Joliet was reincorporated as a city.


Population: 147,806


Arts/ Entertainment: Things To Do

Joliet Park District

Autobahn Country Club

Challenge Park Xtreme

Chicagoland Speedway

Route 66 Raceway

Inwood Ice Arena



Splash Station Waterpark

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park

Birdhave Greenhouse and Conservatory

Forst Preserve District of Will County

Pilcher Park Nature Center



Inwood Golf Course

Wedgewood Golf Course

Woodruff Golf Course


Local Transit


Joliet has two Metra lines.  There is a station for Metra Heritage Corridor (Joliet to Chicago’s Union Station) and Metra Rock Island District (Joliet to Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station) on Michigan.


There is also an Amtrak station on Jefferson Street that runs to different parts of the country.


Roads/ Highways

Joliet has numerous major roads/ highways.  It is conveniently located near i-80 and i-55, which lead to other major highways to Chicago, etc.


Joliet’s Educational Opportunities

Grades K-8

Joliet Public Schools District 86


High School

Joliet Township High School District 204

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202

Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C

Oswego Community Unit School District 308

Minooka Community High School District 111

Joliet Catholic Academy

Providence Catholic High School


Higher Education

Joliet Junior College

Lewis University

University of St. Francis

Rasmussen College


Joliet Area Healthcare

Provena St. Joseph Medical Center

Silver Cross Hospital

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital