New Lenox Real Estate
Welcome to New Lenox! New Lenox is only about 35 miles southwest of Chicago. In 2010 New Lenox was designated as the 9th “Safe Community” in the United States by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Safety Council (NSC).
New Lenox History
The Village of New Lenox was settled in the late 1820’s. The township was established (along with Will County and the building of the Rock Island Railroad) in 1852. It was originally named Tracey after the general superintendent of the Railroad, but was later named after Lenox, New York. It wasn’t officially created until October 4, 1946.
Arts/ Entertainment: Things To Do
Back in 2005 the Village of New Lenox opened “the Commons” which is anchored by the Performing Arts Pavilion. The Commons became home to the Village’s annual 4th of July celebration and quickly developed into a central point for different festivals, Chamber events and stage performances (like REO Speedwagon and Cheap Trick). The Village organizes many different events—like a Summer Performing Arts Program that includes a series of free concerts and family movie nights.
Local High Schools
Lincoln-Way High Schools have very state-of-the-art theatres that provide another opportunity for the community to enjoy the arts.
Parks and Recreation
New Lenox features the Sanctuary Golf Course. Sanctuary has been rated by the Golf Chicago magazine as a “Best Buy” and is considered—by many—to be one of the best courses in the Chicagoland area.
The New Lenox Park District has 35 parks and athletic fields. The Village also has numerous hiking trails. Old Plank Road Trail is a 21-mile paved hiking and biking nature trail that runs through the center of New Lenox.
The New Lenox French Market debuted back in 2011. The market runs from late spring through October and offers fresh produce/ fruit, hanging baskets, gourmet cheese dips, potted herbs, etc.
New Lenox has a local AMC Showplace movie theatre.
The Rialto Theater is just 6 miles west of New Lenox—in Joliet. The venue features ballet, bridal expos, comedy, cooking classes, etc. Chicagoland Speedway is nearby (in Joliet)—which has Indy Car, NASCAR and Chicagoland ARCA series races.
There are two Metra commuter rail lines. The main New Lenox Metra Station is located on the corner of Route 30 and Cedar Road. This railroad services from Joliet Union Station to Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station. The second Metra Station is on the corner of Cedar and Laraway Roads. This line services between Manhattan and Chicago’s Union Station.
New Lenox is located at the crossing of many major roads. U.S. Route 30 is the main road that runs east to West through town. The North/South streets are Cedar, Gougar and Nelson Roads. I-80 and i-355 (Veteran’s Memorial Tollway) pass through New Lenox—these highways easily lead to other major highways and to Chicago, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Naperville, etc.
New Lenox’s Educational Opportunities
District 81 (Union schools)
St. Jude Catholic School
District 210 (Lincoln-Way high schools)
Providence Catholic High School
District 843 (Lincoln-Way special education)
Joliet Junior College
University of St. Francis
New Lenox Area Healthcare
Silver Cross Hospital (New Lenox)
Presence-St. Joseph Medical Center (Joliet)
Franciscan St. James Health (Olympia Fields)
Franciscan St. James Health (Chicago Heights)
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