Superior access to regional transportation routes is one of the most attractive aspects of living in or doing business in New Lenox.

With the completion of the I-355 extension in 2007 from Bolingbrook to I-80, access to New Lenox improved dramatically. The convenience of the Rt. 30 and I-80 interchange and the Rt. 6 and I-355 interchange allows travel in all directions. We are literally 12 miles from Bolingbrook (I-55 to the north), 11 miles to I-57 to the east and 12 miles to I-55 to the west. Traffic counts show over 120,000 vehicles/day at I-80 & I-355.

New Lenox is served by two Metra commuter rail lines affording easy commuting options to Chicago with over 25 trains per day. The Rock Island Line offers service to the LaSalle Street Station from Cedar and Rt. 30, while the Southwest Service Line has Union Station as its destination from the Laraway Station.

Accolades
• The 100th Safest Community in the United States, according to NeighborhoodScout;
• Newsweek's 2016 list of the Best Public High Schools in the USA (which number 15,800+) include Lincoln-Way West (at No. 349) and Lincoln Way Central (at No. 434) High Schools;
• One of the five Best Cities for Young Families in Illinois, according to NerdWallet and;
• One of the Best Cities for Young Couples in the Chicagoland area, according to Movoto.

Residential Housing
Growing out of the historical center of the Village, New Lenox has emerged as a regional leader in high-caliber residential development. The goal is to provide housing to all sectors of the market with an emphasis on quality. Established neighborhoods combine with new subdivisions provide for comfortable family living and individual lifestyles.

Regional developers and custom home builders offer a wide array of housing options. From multi-family to maintenance-free living, or starter homes to spacious dream homes, New Lenox offers it all.

Quick Housing Facts
• Ranked 7th in Chicago Metro as of 3Q 2016 and 2nd in Will County for Housing Starts as of 11/2016
• Median household income over $93,000 (per 2010 Census)
• The third lowest foreclosure rate in Will County (per Realty Trac, January 2017)

Events and Entertainment
New Lenox is widely known for world-class concerts held in the “Commons” and those are only a fraction entertainment and events offered to the community.

In recent years, the Triple Play Concert Series has drawn sold-out crowds of 5,000 to the Commons outdoor venue, adjacent to Village Hall. The Concert Series truly is a community event, with the food provided by local New Lenox restaurants. In addition to the Triple Play Concerts, many other programs are planned by the Village, including:

• Wine & Jazz Nights
• Ladies Night Out
• Christmas in the Commons
• Weekly Movies in the Park
• Fourth of July Celebration

New Lenox businesses, organizations, and residents also make use of the Commons, hosting a myriad of events from 5K runs to weddings.

New Lenox is also fortunate to have festivals and activities planned by other groups in the Village. The Park District offers great activities and hosts ‘Proud American Days’. Likewise, the Chamber of Commerce plans family fun activities like the Annual Halloween Trunk and Treat.

The Village of New Lenox has much to offer - quality businesses, thrilling entertainment, exciting community programs, and superb dining choices. The Village puts its residents and businesses first, making New Lenox a wonderful place to call “home”.

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Updated: 20th November, 2018 8:05 AM.