Located within Illinois, United States, the city of Joliet is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The character of Joliet is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. There are a few public green spaces close by for residents to unwind in, such as Higinbotham Woods and Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, which makes it very easy to get to them. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is quiet overall, as the streets are generally quite tranquil - however noise can be problematic near the airport (Joliet Regional Airport), Interstate 80, Interstate 55 or one of the railway lines.
In Joliet, around two thirds of buildings are single detached homes, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings. This city also has a good selection of housing size options; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly two thirds of the population of this city own their home while the rest are renters. About 45% of properties in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area were built prior to the 1960s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1990s.
A fraction of house buyers in Joliet may be able to travel to one of over 50 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to rely on a vehicle. There are also over 350 restaurants and coffee shops in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. As far as education is concerned, in Joliet, residents will commonly be able to get to primary schools on foot. On the other hand, there are only a few high schools and accordingly they can be a long walk away. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
This city is very car friendly. The majority of real estate listings are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 55, and parking is easy. In contrast, the public transit system in this city is not very convenient. Thankfully, house owners can count on the Joliet Station with access to the Heritage Corridor Line and Rock Island Line. The city is served by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are not especially far away from most houses. Traveling on foot is not very feasible for home buyers in Joliet as many daily needs are sometimes challenging to carry out by walking.