Located in Illinois, United States, the city of Des Plaines is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Des Plaines. Accessing parks in the city, like Kiwanis Park and Central Park, is very easy, since a lot of homes have one a short walk away. There are over 50 public green spaces nearby for residents to explore, such as Campground Road Forest Preserve and Willow Park. As there are few people out and about on the streets, this city is relatively quiet, although those who are closer to the airport (Chicago O'Hare International Airport), one of the railway lines, Tri-State Tollway or Interstate 90 may experience more noise.
In Des Plaines, many of the dwellings are single detached homes, and the remaining dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings. This city is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. About 80% of the population of this city own their home whereas the rest are renters. The median year of construction for dwellings in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is 1967.
In this city, locals will typically be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Regarding eating, a supermarket is ordinarily accessible within a reasonably short walk from any location in Des Plaines. There are also a limited number of options for those who care about restaurants and cafes in close proximity.
Traveling by car is especially convenient in Des Plaines. It is very easy to park, and the majority of real estate listings are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 90. On the other hand, the public transit network in Des Plaines is not very practical. Thankfully, home owners can depend on the Des Plaines Station and Cumberland Station with access to the Union Pacific Northwest Line. There are a few bus lines, and bus stops are ordinarily nearby. There aren't many pedestrians out on the streets of this city, although running common errands is convenient.