Mokena Real Estate

    Welcome to Mokena! Mokena is only about 35 miles southwest of Chicago!

    Mokena History
    The McGovney and Van Horne families first settled in the area in the1830s. Gradually, settlement began to grow around the banks of Hickory Creek, and a post office was established in 1838. The Rock Island Railroad was built in this area in late 1852. The community got its name from the Algonquian term for “turtle.”

    Population: 19,172

    Arts/ Entertainment: Things To Do
    Outdoors
    Mokena has 9 developed parks. The Mokena Community Park District offers many different events and programs throughout the year.

    The Oaks
    The Oaks is a recreation and fitness center that is 40,000 sq. feet. It has become a gathering place for the community and their recreational needs.

    Local Transit
    Railways
    Mokena is services by the Rock Island Metra rail and has two stations (Hickory Creek and Front Street) that provide service to downtown Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station.

    Roadways
    Mokena is served by i-80, which runs along the northern border of the village. From i-80, commuters can access i-355 and i-57. The main north-south roads are U.S. Route 45 (LaGrange Rd) and Wolf Rd. The main east-west roads are 191st St, LaPorte Rd and U.S. Route 30.

    Mokena’s Educational Opportunities
    Grades K-8
    Mokena School District 159
    New Lenox School District 122
    Frankfort School District 157C
    Summit Hill School District 161

    High School
    Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210

    Higher Education
    Joliet Junior College
    Rasmussen College
    Lewis University

    Mokena Area Healthcare
    Silver Cross Hospital and Medial Centers
    Franciscan St. James Health (Olympia Fields)
    Franciscan St. James Hospital (Chicago Heights)
    Palos Community Hospital