|Frankfort, often called the "Jewel of the South Suburbs", is a village primarily located in Will County, Illinois, just 35 miles southwest of Chicago. The population was 10,391 at the 2000 census with its population increasing to 16,928 according to Forbes.com in 2006, which also ranked Frankfort as the 36th fastest growing suburb in the United States. This growth is accredited to the village's focus on developing its already thriving commercial and industrial corridor. There is a proposed I-355 extension which will give Frankfort direct access to the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and commuters already have quick access to the Chicago loop and all stops in between with the Metra commuter train. Both O'Hare International and Midway Airports are less than an hour away.
As a nominee for CNNMoney.com's 100 best places to live in 2007, the median home price in 2007 was just under $360,000. Click here to view all Frankfort IL real estate listings!
Frankfort's students attend one of two school districts, depending on their residence address: Summit Hill District #16, for residences located east of 92nd street and north of the Old Plank Road Trail, and all other residences in the Village allocated to the Frankfort C.C. School District #15. Nearby post-secondary institutions include Frankfort DeVry Institute, Goversnors State University, Joliet Junior College, Lewis University, University of St. Francis, and Robert Morris College.
Frankfort has a nicely restored downtown, well-known for one of best places for shopping and eating in Chicago's southern suburbs. It is located on Hickory Creek and has great park facilities including Channahon State Park with access to primitive camping facilities, trails, canoeing, fishing, and picnic areas, Des Plaines State Fish & Wildlife Area, with its available camping, fishing, boating, picnic areas, and nature preserve, Kankakee River State Park, with activites ranging from fishing and canoeing, to camping, picnicking, hiking trails, or horseback riding, and William W. Powers State Recreation Area which is 160 acres, has picnicking facilities, and allows fishing and even boating with 10 HP or less.
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