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Joliet, IL

When you move to an apartment in Joliet, you won't be far from Chicago; it's just 40 miles from O'Hare International Airport. However, with the progress in education, business, industry and tourism that Joliet has shown over the years, there isn't much reason to travel to Chicago. Everything you need can be found in Joliet.

If you're looking for great schools for your children, Joliet is an excellent place to rent an apartment. Eisenhower Academy is a great public school for kids in Pre-K to 8th grade that has received high ratings and positive online reviews from parents. Joliet Township High School focuses on computer technology, foreign language and electives to match the needs and goals of individual students as each prepares for college and a career. There are also several options for private schools in Joliet for elementary and high school students. And Joliet Junior College, the University of St. Francis and St. Joseph College of Nursing all provide higher education opportunities.

I'm sure you'll love spending time in your new Joliet apartment, but at some point, you'll want to get out and explore the city. Start the day off with a trip to the Joliet Historical Museum so you can tell your friends all about the history of the city when they visit. Have fun testing your luck at Harrah's Casino. When you're done gambling, browse the department stores and other shops in the Westfield Louis Joliet Mall. If you got lucky at the casino, maybe you can afford to buy something. Dine at a unique downtown restaurant and then spend the evening at the Rialto Square Theatre Ð a grandiose 1926 Vaudeville movie house.

Another place you will probably travel to from your Joliet apartment is work. The average one-way commute in Joliet is 32 minutes, so depending on your traffic threshold; you might want to consider proximity to work when deciding exactly where to rent an apartment in Joliet. Speaking of work, if you plan to look for a job in Joliet, major employers include AT&T, Caterpillar, Harrah's Casino, Empress Casino, Silver Cross Hospital, Exxon Mobil Oil and many others.

If you have to travel from your apartment in Joliet to Chicago for work, it shouldn't be a bad commute, especially if you take one of the 26 METRA commuter trains that travel from Joliet to Chicago each day.

Joliet has a lot to offer as a city and a home. Find your next apartment in Joliet today on ApartmentGuide.com.