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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Plainfield, Illinois

Plainfield has a historic district, and is also home to the Lake Renwick Heron Rookery where visitors can view egrets and herons.
Plainfield is working toward becoming a "Green Village" by practicing environmentally friendly management and committing to urban sustainability; Settlers' Park is located in Historic Downtown Plainfield and boasts an amphitheater, a History Walk, and a lake.

Where to Retire in Plainfield and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value to be $233,000 in late 2017, and considers it a "Hot Market" during the year with home prices going up over 5%.

What is special about Plainfield

Plainfield calls itself a village and has a historical district;  It is working toward becoming a "Green Village" by practicing environmentally friendly management and committing to urban sustainability; Settlers' Park is located in Historic Downtown Plainfield and boasts an amphitheater, a History Walk, and a lake.  

What is not special about Plainfield

High taxes, not a walkable community, and Plainfield is cold during the winter months.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 28 degrees and the average July temperature is 74 degrees. Plainfield gets an average of  25 inches of snow each winter.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Plainfield has several parks for outdoor recreation and is host to events such as the Plainfield Festival, the Irish Parade, and Candlelight Christmas.  Chicago is just 35 miles away for a great cultural scene. 

Crime

The crime rate here is low.

Medical facilities

Edward Elmhurst Health Center

Transportation

Weekday bus service to Chicago is available; Dial-A-Ride provides rides for seniors as does Plainfield Township Senior Shuttle Service; Amtrak is about 10 miles away in Joliet; Chicago's Midway International Airport is 30 miles away and O'hare is 40 miles from Plainfield; it is not considered a walkable community.

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