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

     

    Outdoors

    Splash Station Waterpark

    Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park

    Birdhave Greenhouse and Conservatory

    Forst Preserve District of Will County

    Pilcher Park Nature Center

     

    Golf

    Inwood Golf Course

    Wedgewood Golf Course

    Woodruff Golf Course

     

    Local Transit

    Railways

    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