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Why You Should Live in Plainfield

We love our Chicago suburb! Here are some of the reasons we enjoy living here in Plainfield, Illinois.

With a name like Plainfield, you may not think our Chicago suburb to be too exciting, but we at Enclave at 127th wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else! Some people choose to live in the city with all the hustle and bustle, fast-paced and always on the go. Here in Plainfield we like to take things a little slower, though. We can always take that drive to Chicago – or even closer to Naperville – for a day out or a night on the town, but if you’re like us you’re probably more likely to spend your time hanging out with your family or enjoying nature. There’s a reason Niche.com lists Plainfield as the #1 place to live in Kendall County! Read on for some of our top reasons to call Plainfield home!

The Outdoors

Even though we are fairly close to Chicago, in Plainfield we have all the nature you could ever want (after all, field is in our name!). Our Wheatland Community Park is a part of the larger Fox Valley Park District, serving a few of our neighboring communities by maintaining a total of 168 parks with 48 miles of interconnected trails and 2,500 acres of parkland. You can also relax along the banks of the DuPage River at the Riverview Farmstead Preserve, or reserve a tee time at either Bolingbrook Golf Club or Naperbrook Golf Course.

The Family

Plainfield is the perfect place to start and raise a family, and in fact WalletHub listed us in their list of top 10 places to raise a family in 2018. With just over 40,000 residents, we aren’t as large as some of our neighboring Chicago burbs, but we’re also large enough to have several highly ranked schools for students of all ages, including convenient access to the Downers Grove campus for Midwestern University. Crime rates are pretty low, and kids can get all the exercise and vitamin D they could ask for at the aforementioned parks. If you’re looking for a place with a flourishing nightlife or something to do every second of the day Plainfield may not be for you, but if instead you’re looking for a more quiet city to settle down, plant some roots, and possibly raise a family you should definitely look to move here!

The Convenience

No matter what you’re needing, Plainfield most likely offers it. We have some delicious dining options as well as several department stores at Kensington Center. The average commute time in Plainfield is just over half an hour, which mean you’ll be able to have a good work/life balance rather than spending hours in your car every single day. With an unemployment rate of only 3.3%, Plainfield proves to be a smart choice for professionals who want that suburban life.

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