Named as one of “America’s Top 100 Places to Live” by Money Magazine in 2008 and 2010, Bolingbrook is a vast suburb of Chicago. This bustling neighborhood has many inhabitants living throughout the village’s 24 square miles. Residents enjoy a progressive Park District, modern shopping centers, two cinemas, delectable restaurants, and many other amenities.
Bolingbrook, 30 miles southwest of Chicago, is loosely bordered by I-355, the Veterans Memorial Tollway, to the east, I-55 on the south, and the communities of Naperville and Woodridge on the north. Neighboring villages include Plainfield, Woodridge, Darien, Lemont, Romeoville, and Naperville.
The land that is now known as Bolingbrook was primarily unincorporated farmlands throughout the 20th Century. The area benefited from a period of expanded housing development in the 1950s. Bolingbrook was incorporated in 1965 and soon experienced a population boom in the 1970s. Today, the village is the 17th largest incorporated community in Illinois.
Residential homes in Bolingbrook are relatively new, stylish, and very spacious for growing families, along with an array of apartments and townhomes. New properties are continuously being developed in the area, and are often large single family residences made from stone and brick and include marble countertops and hardwood floors.
As of the 2010 census there were 23,000 housing units in Bolingbrook for an average density of 950 units per square mile. The character of this neighborhood is unparalleled, as there are many housing options for residents to choose from, whether you are looking to rent or own your space. Many of the homes in Bolingbrook offer access great public education, three car garages, beautiful golf course views or views of wooded ravines, and many other great amenities.
Getting in and out of Bolingbrook only requires a quick trip to or from I-55 or I-355. Chicago is less than 30 miles away, and I-88 is less than 15 miles north of Bolingbrook.
ACE Bus serves Bolingbrook with Routes 834, 824, 825, 768, 855, and 755. Commuters who wish to take the Metra can catch a ride on the BNSF Railway stations at Lisle or Naperville. Additionally, O’Hare International Airport is 30 miles away from Bolingbrook’s downtown, and only 22 miles from Midway International.
Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 supervises schools in several communities, including Bolingbrook’s Liberty Elementary. However, Community Unit School District 365U serves the majority of public schools in Bolingbrook.
Ashbury's always offers a night of fun with American cuisine and exciting events. Come in for a beverage and stay for Dueling Pianos, a night of comedy, or to cheer for your team on the big screen.
For a night of rhythm, dancing, and jazz, check out Coop’s Den. Samantha and Lawrence Coop are dedicated to serving the best entertainment, food and drinks to their clientele. Grove to the blues and let your soul relax.
There’s always something to do in Bolingbrook. Enjoy a movie at Regal Cinemas at the Bolingbrook Stadium, or have the full-service treatment with a bag of buttery popcorn and your own recliner at iPic Theaters. Shop, eat and break the bank at Promenade Bolingbrook. Decorate and rejuvenate your home for bottom dollar prices at IKEA.
In this neighborhood, golfing is at your fingertips; just take your pick of venue. Play nine holes at Boughton Ridge Golf Course, enjoy a game of mini golf and play the batting cages at Wilderness Falls, or join the Bolingbrook Golf Club.
Noodles “Pho” U (546 E Boughton Rd. (630) 739-2988)
Delicious Vietnamese food, Noodles “Pho” U serves at three locations and caters for your special occasions! Try their summer rolls, noodle soups, lunch and dinner specials, and smoothies.
Francesca’s (641 E Boughton Rd. (630) 739-6300)
Francesca’s offers the best in Italian cuisine, and focuses on the dishes of Rome, Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. They offer excellent lunch and dinner menus, gluten free dishes, and pair your meals with the perfect wines.
Taco Diner (1196 W Boughton Rd. (630) 759-5013)
Do not be fooled by the simple name. Taco Diner offers Bolingbrook the finest selection of Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Try their platters or order a la carte. Have a warm cup of Horchata on a cold day and sign up with their mailing list for coupons and important updates.
Bolingbrook celebrates the Annual Road Rally every April with speed, scavenger hunts, and pizza. Get a team together and compete in this exciting race against wits and luck.
Celebrate the end of the hot season at Bolingbrook’s Summer’s Last Blast. Swim at Pelican Harbor, enjoy live music, compete in the fishing derby, and ooh and awe at a display of fireworks.
The Bolingbrook Park District manages nearly 1,100 acres, five main attractions, and a total of 49 parks. Cool off on a hot summer day at the Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park, or buy local honey and learn about the many animals, birds, and fish at the Hidden Oaks Conservation Area Nature Center.
Exercise a healthier lifestyle with LifeStyles Fitness Center. Schedule an appointment with a personal trainer or enroll in a group exercise program. Lily Cache Special Recreation Association offers unique programs for individuals with disabilities. The program fosters self-confidence and self-esteem through activities and friendship.
For a full list of Bolingbrook parks visit the park and facility search page.