Superior access to regional transportation routes is one of the most attractive aspects of living in or doing business in New Lenox.
New Lenox Township handles the Dial-a- Ride program for local residents.
Car Commute Estimates:
Village Hall to Chicago Loop: 47 min
Village Hall to Oak Brook: 25 min
Village Hall to Indiana State Line: 20 min
Village Hall to O'Hare: 45 min
Village Hall to Midway: 30 min
Village Hall to Centerpointe Inter-modal Facility: 5 min
Metra Commuter Rail
Rock Island Express Train to LaSalle Station: 63 min
The goal is to provide housing to all sectors of the market with an emphasis on quality. New Lenox has been a leader in Will County and the Chicago Metropolitan Area for new housing starts for several years. Established neighborhoods combined with new subdivisions provide for comfortable family living and individual lifestyles. Regional developers and custom home builders offer a wide array of housing options. From multi-family to maintenance-free living, or starter homes to spacious dream homes, New Lenox offers it all.
The combined efforts of the numerous health care options have helped make New Lenox a “health care destination.”
With Silver Cross came partnerships with world-class organizations such as University of Chicago’s Cancer Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie’s Children’s Hospital of Chicago Outpatient Facility, and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC).
In 2013, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center completed its Healing Arts Pavilion on Rt. 30. Within the 55,000 sq. ft. facility, Presence offers a variety of convenient services, including immediate-care, a med spa, and a variety of medical doctors.
New Lenox is widely known for world-class concerts held in the “Commons” and those are only a fraction entertainment and events offered to the community.
In recent years, the Triple Play Concert Series has drawn sold-out crowds of 5,000 to the Commons outdoor venue, adjacent to Village Hall. The Concert Series truly is a community event, with the food provided by local New Lenox restaurants. In addition to the Triple Play Concerts, many other programs are planned by the Village, including:
New Lenox successfully offers a wide range of educational options to area students for public, private, and higher education institutions. Students from New Lenox attend the New Lenox or Union Elementary Districts and Lincoln-Way High School District. The Village is also home to St. Jude’s and Providence Catholic schools.
The award-winning elementary schools in New Lenox District 122 are home to 5,700 students from the New Lenox area attending preschool-8th grade. Over the last decade, an average of 85% of New Lenox School District 122 students have consistently met or exceeded the Illinois Learning Standards. The District attributes the successful scores to a rigorous curriculum that not only includes reading, writing, and mathematics, but art, music, and technology skills.
Union Elementary District 81 serves the educational needs of students enrolled in kindergarten through 8th grade. The professional staff is committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to “compete in an ever-changing global community.”
Lincoln-Way High Schools consistently rate in the top ten academically across the state.
Providence Catholic High School is a Catholic, co-educational, diocesan secondary school. A Providence Catholic High School education is intended to provide each student with a four-year college preparatory program. The school is staffed by both religious and lay people. Providence Catholic High School has been located in New Lenox since 1962 and currently serves approximately 1,150 students.
Residents of New Lenox enjoy quality higher education close to home. Joliet Junior College (JJC), established in 1901, is the nation’s oldest community college. JJC offers classes at several convenient locations, including Lincoln-Way High School. University of St. Francis in Joliet and Lewis University in Romeoville provide both bachelors' and masters' degree programs.
The New Lenox Community Park District is proud to serve over 60,000 New Lenox and surrounding park district boundary residents. To serve this community, a strong group of individuals consisting of five Park Board Commissioners, a hard-working staff of 23 full-time and over 200 seasonal part-time employees, are dedicated to serving this community’s activities. Currently, the parks/maintenance department maintains and administers to over 35 park sites and amenities.
In addition, the Park District oversees The Sanctuary, an 18-hole championship golf course located on Marley Road. As a quality, “links style” golf course, the Sanctuary provides a challenge for all skill levels. The Sanctuary has a full-service golf shop as well as food and beverage offerings in the Clubhouse and features an outside deck with a wonderful view of the course and outside dining.
Residents and visitors o New Lenox enjoy the benefits of Old Plank Road Trail, which runs directly through the Village. The 21-mile, multi-use trail runs from Joliet to Park Forest and was a former railroad route.
Additionally, there are three forest preserves within New Lenox: Hickory Creek/Hickory Barrens Preserve (home to historic Schmuhl School), Potawatomi Woods Preserve, and Hadley Valley Preserve. Hadley Valley Preserve is also the location of the Spring Creek Greenway Trail that runs under I-355 north of Rt. 6.
Many young families are drawn to New Lenox to start their families and raise their children. Consequently, there is a full range of volunteer driven youth sports options to meet the needs of New Lenox residents. Whether it is football, baseball, softball, or soccer, these groups add greatly to the recreational opportunities in the community.
The New Lenox Police Department proudly serves its residents and visitors each day. Each member of the Police Department is committed to providing a high level of law enforcement services to residents, businesses and visitors.
The New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) has four fire stations which cover 36 square miles utilizing about 50 firefighter/paramedics.
The firefighters of the NLFPD are dedicated to the safety of the communities they serve, training everyday on various skills and techniques for both fire and EMS. The NLFPD is proud that nearly 100% of the NLFPD firefighters have advanced their skills from EMT to paramedics. In addition to their mandated training, many of the firefighters and paramedics continue to train for additional certifications in skills such as: technical rescues, water rescue, and HAZMAT. Station 4 is home to Red, the NLFPD’s Certified Search and Rescue Bloodhound. He is also constantly training with his three handlers and each year is recertified. He has been credited in helping find several people in New Lenox and the surrounding areas.
In addition to providing fire and ambulance services, NLFPD offers various free and minimally priced programs and services to the public. These include: