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Condo Living in Joliet, Illinois
The city of Joliet, Illinois, is an up-and-coming place with thriving and vibrant communities. As one of the fastest-growing cities in Illinois, it attracts young and old, with many making the city their permanent residence.

With its stable economy, promising educational systems, and plentiful job prospects, now more than ever, it is the time to invest in Joliet's real estate with a condo in one of the beautiful neighborhoods that typify this city.

Safe and Affordable Living in Joliet
Now you can have your cake and eat it too. Living in Joliet is the best of both worlds; a reasonable cost of living within the safety and security of the city's lovely neighborhoods.

Life in Joliet means saving on groceries, utilities, and housing as it is far more affordable than other cities in both Illinois and the U.S. Regardless of your stage of life, Joliet caters to your needs. Live here, and you can own your own home and enjoy a quality life simultaneously.

History

History

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Joliet first came about as a small camp settlement, set up by Lois Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette in 1673 along the Des Plaines River, southwest of Chicago. Built on a large hill, later flattened by mining, they first named it Mount Joliet. More than 100 years later, in 1833, someone erected a cabin on the west side of the river at Charles Reed, leading to the building of a townsite. Across the river, another settlement arose, driven by James B. Campbell, which was named Juliet. In 1837 this second settlement was incorporated as a village. Still, it was rescinded and was then incorporated as a city in 1845, returning the name to its original roots, becoming Joliet once again. Over the next few decades, city officials continued to develop the transportation systems, the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and the Rock Island Railroad, encouraging extensive expansion. An explorer discovered vast amounts of limestone rock in the region in the late 1800s. By 1890, the townsfolk in Joliet had established a quarry industry, sending 3,000 railway cars full of stone a month to the state capital. Authorities added the Joliet Penitentiary in 1858, along with the Joliet Steel Mill and quarry industry, attracting new feet into the city in droves, successfully expanding the economy, and growing the population. Joliet Junior College and NASCAR put Joliet on the map, and the city is a diverse and widely developed urban community with a thriving economy today.

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Things to do in Joliet

Things to do in Joliet

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Whether you are a tourist, looking to move, or are a long-term veteran, Joliet has a considerable amount to see and do.

It is close to impossible to scrape the bottom of the city's plethora of attractions and activities, never mind all the restaurants and shopping.

So as a guide to get you started, here are a few options that most people love and enjoy:

Chicago Speedway and Route 66 Speedway: This NASCAR experience will satisfy your need for speed in Joliet, Illinois. Come and watch a race or even drive your own NASCAR. Either way, you can get your thrill for the day here.

Friends of Community Public Art: Take a scheduled tour of all the gorgeous public murals and mosaic sculptures around the city or watch the art come to life as artists build the scene before your eyes.

Old Fashioned Pancake House: This wonderfully retro diner serves the absolute best of American comfort food. The food is delicious, while the décor is the epitome of an old-fashioned eatery with booths and counter seating.

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Location

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Location

Joliet is a city in the Will and Kendall counties in Illinois in the U.S. It is the county's seat and lies just southwest of Chicago. Joliet covers 62.768 square miles, of which 62.11 square miles are land and 0.658 square miles are surrounded by water. Joliet straddles the east and west sides of the Des Plaines River and has several waterways, such as Hickory Creek, Spring Creek, Jackson Creek, Aux Sable Creek, and of course, the well-known Illinois and Michigan Canal. This irregularly shaped city has more townships than anywhere else in Illinois, totalling nine altogether.

Joliet demographics

Joliet demographics

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Joliet's population is currently estimated to be 150,362, of which the average age is 33.8 years, with a slightly higher female presence making up 50.63% of the population.

White and non-Hispanic individuals make up 47% of the population, while Joliet's Hispanic population is 31.6%. Black or African Americans contribute 16.7% of the racial demographic, while the residual includes mixed races, Asians, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
At a high of 70%, most of Joliet's residents are homeowners. This rate is certainly attributable to an affordable cost of living.

With savings on utilities, groceries, transportation, and general expenses, the median household income of $82,703 per year goes a long way. And, of course, the cost of housing being a massive 38.9% below the national average ensures that most people have a pick of Joliet's prime real estate - think gorgeous condos.

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Arts in Joliet

Arts in Joliet

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With its cherished cultural landmarks, world-class entertainment, colorful expression of the arts, and gastronomical genius, Joliet is an Illinois jewel.

The city blends its distinct cultural essence with its glorious ethnic diversity in bringing the world of arts and entertainment to its highways and byways. Its bouquet of street fests, comedy acts, dance presentations, and Broadway musicals also bring a splash of drama to the city.

The communities of Joliet proudly display their artworks, artisans' crafts, and designs in the downtown historic district while hundreds of murals, mosaics, and sculptures dot the city landscape.

To spice it up, the city hosts fabulous festivals several times a year where you get to delight in Joliet's cultural diversity and enjoy both Cajun and Latin cuisine as you celebrate and dance the night away.

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Schools in Joliet

Schools in Joliet

It can be overwhelming moving to a new city with a change of environment and community. For those who are family-oriented or have an invested interest in education themselves, schools and higher learning institutions will take a lot of thought and effort - but they don't need to. The good news is that Joliet has plenty to give you in the education arena. With eight districts for both public and private sectors, from Pre-K to High school level, you have the assurance of enrolling your children in a school that lines up with their abilities. According to academic performance and equity, the top-rated schools include Eisenhower Academy and Troy Craughwell School for grades K-8, Hufford Junior High School and Union Elementary School for grades 6-8, and Joliet West High School and Joliet Central High School for grades 9-12. There are nine colleges in the Joliet area, of which four are private, one is public, and four are community colleges. These institutions provide two four-year undergraduate programs. In addition, Joliet Junior College has a two-year accreditation that is highly recommended.

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Why Joliet?

Why Joliet?

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Joliet, Illinois, Has Your Home.
People love Joliet for its socioeconomic diversity, where you can slot right in and feel at home. However, the choices will spoil you as the Joliet real estate market is abundant in number and diversity. So, add your stamp to this vibrant, energetic city, and let us help you find a home that is a perfect match.

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