Located within Illinois, United States, the village of New Lenox is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The character of New Lenox is exemplified by its relaxed environment. Getting to public green spaces in the village, such as Higinbotham Woods and Stonebridge Park, is easy and there are about 20 of them close by for residents to explore. This village is also reasonably quiet, as the streets tend to be quite peaceful - although that is not the case near one of the railway lines, Interstate 80 or Interstate 355.
In New Lenox, roughly 80% of the dwellings are single detached homes, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. The average year of construction for dwellings in this village is 1990. This village has a selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy around 90% of the properties in New Lenox whereas renters occupy the remainder.
Reaching one of about 10 supermarkets by walking is possible for some, but not all, property owners in New Lenox. A limited number of restaurants and coffee shops are available as well. Concerning education, there are only a few high schools and primary schools in New Lenox and thus they can be a rather long walk away. Residents are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
New Lenox is an extraordinarily good part of the Chicago metropolitan area for traveling by car. It is very easy to find a parking spot. In contrast, the public transit system in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is quite bad. Nonetheless, residents profit from the Laraway Road Station and New Lenox Station with access to the Southwest Service Line and Rock Island Line. There are a few bus lines. It is difficult for pedestrians to navigate New Lenox since very few common errands can be run without needing to use a car.