If you’ve got your heart set on finding homes for sale in Frankfort IL you made a wise choice. Frankfort IL is a dynamic community located approximately 30 miles south of Chicago. So it’s proximity to a robust job market and myriad-shopping options is at your fingertips.
Before we talk about Frankfort real estate lets go over a little history. Frankfort Illinois was founded in 1879 however, it’s beginnings as a community go back to 1855 when the Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad choose to build a line connecting Joliet to Lake Station Indiana. In fact the historic downtown area, which houses the “Granary Building”, has been restored and is now a beautiful common area with park benches and quaint picnic spots and access to the 21 mile stretch of the Old Plank Trail bike and walking path.
As mentioned above, Frankfort IL is a dynamic community. From the outside it is considered by many to be fairly upscale however, when you enter a Google Search: Homes for sale Frankfort IL you’ll be shocked by the diversity of homes on the market. Of course if you’re looking for upscale Frankfort homes for sale you don’t have to look too hard. Subdivisions like Butternut and Prestwick offer large homes on large lots in mature neighborhoods with tree-lined streets. Newer subdivisions like Abbey Woods and Coquille Point boast large homes with the latest in architectural cues and amenities. If your home budget doesn’t include provisions for a wine cellar and home theater don’t fret there are more modest homes for sale in Frankfort IL than upscale. The choice and price range is dynamic so don’t be afraid to dig in. Because Frankfort Illinois is more than a century old the opportunity to find historic homes that need work for a bargain are many. And if none of the aforementioned scenarios excite you, you can find modest homes that have been meticulously updated and are move in ready.
One of the most frequently asked questions people have when looking to move into a new town is “How are the schools?” We are happy to inform you that the schools in Frankfort are among the best in Illinois. Primary schools Grand Prairie Elementary, Chelsea Intermediate and Hickory Creek Middle School are all well regarded with Hickory Creek Middle School winning several state awards in the last decade. Lincoln-Way East High School is one of the top 50 high schools in Illinois a distinction it’s held for almost two decades. It is the top high school in the south suburbs. If you have children in athletics Lincoln-Way East boasts one of the finest programs in the country spanning all sports for both boys and girls.
No one wants to move to a town with no shopping and no restaurants. Frankfort Illinois isn’t one of those towns. Over the years Frankfort has developed quite the selection of fine dining. Historic downtown Frankfort features fine upscale Italian dining in Francesca’ and La Dolce Vita as well as small bistros. Outside of the downtown area Frankfort has everything you could want in dining and shopping. From Mariano’s Gourmet Grocery, Jewel and Aldi grocery stores, to your staple stores like Home Depot, a local Ace Hardware, Office Depot and others. Downtown Frankfort features a Children’s Museum, which is housed in the historic Trolley Barn as well as access to the above-mentioned Old Plank Train walking and bike path. If golf is your thing type in a Google search for “Frankfort IL homes for sale on a golf course” you’ll pleasantly surprised to see homes for sale around Prestwick Country Club one of the south suburbs finest country clubs. Green Garden Country Club is a public course with homes in all price ranges. So if you’re looking for golf, Frankfort Illinois has what you need.
Q: Can you find homes for rent in Frankfort IL?
A: Absolutely, there is a robust rental market in Frankfort. The rental market in Frankfort is rather unique and is as dynamic as the sales market. If you are an executive looking relocate for a few years upscale homes are available for rent. There are also homes for rent that span all income levels and amenity requirements.
Q: I travel to Chicago for work. Is there mass transit close-by?
A: For sure. Although there are no Metra Stations in Frankfort, there are two within a 5-minute drive.
Q: How long of a drive is it from Frankfort to Chicago?
A: Well as with any big city it really depends on traffic patterns. On average it takes 40 minutes to get to downtown Chicago.
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