Explore the Fox Valley!
Once upon a time, a road called “Route 66” wound its way from
Chicago, IL all the way to Los Angeles, CA. In the ‘60s, it was a
thin ribbon that connected Chicago to the far western and
southwestern farmlands. Near where Route 53 crossed Route 66, an
area once known as “Barber’s Corners” and later “Westbury”, a
builder laid out a tract of land and called it Bolingbrook
Subdivision. The rest is, as they say, history. Incorporated in
1965, the Village of Bolingbrook grew rapidly. Quintupling its
population to 37,000 by 1980, there are over 70,000 residents there
A mere 30 miles
from downtown Chicago, Bolingbrook is located at the intersection of
two major highways: I-55 (old Route 66 – now the Stevenson Expressway)
and I-355, making it one of the most accessible suburbs in the area.
The city is young (median resident age is 31 years!), vibrant, diverse
and aggressively promoting its industrial and commercial growth while
continually upgrading its housing.
Boasting a Gold Medal award-winning park district, hundreds of
programs for children, adults and special recreation needs, good
schools in five different public school districts, excellent
hospitals, an incredible abundance of
shopping and dining
opportunities Bolingbrook continues to grow while offering the
friendly feel of a much smaller community, referring to itself as a
"Boom town with a small town feel". Bolingbrook has much to offer… why
don’t you see for yourself?!
Argonne National Laboratory
Greene Valley Forest Preserve
Dragon Lake Forest Preserve
Elevation: 703 feet
Land area: 20.5 sq mi
Zip codes: 60440, 60490