Joliet, Illinois

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Located just 40 miles outside of the heart of Chicago, Joliet is a delightful location ideal for people who enjoy living the suburbs but want to work and play in the big city. Locals can enjoy a relatively uncongested hometown (there were about 148,000 residents in 2012), while having easy access to the museums, restaurants and other attractions of the metropolis. In fact, many residents take Metra’s Rock Island District and Heritage Corridor trains into Union Station for access to the Windy City for leisure during the weekends or work during the weekdays; however. downtown is also easily accessible by car via Interstate 290.

Known for its blue collar culture, Joliet has worked hard to build its reputation as a tourist site. Some of the major sites that have been erected over more recently include the two riverboat casinos afloat in the Des Plains River as well as the Chicagoland Speedway, where NASCAR races are held in summer. These spots bring in visitors from other suburbs and the city, but another unique feature is the Joliet Correctional Center - television and fans from across the country stop by this prison to see the spot where several famed shows and movies, such as “Prison Break” and “The Blues Brothers,” were filmed.

Attractions and Activities in Joliet

While out-of-town guests may flock to the casinos and speedway, residents tend to stick to more affordable attractions and activities for their weekly entertainment needs. There’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had in this location - it’s home to several miles of biking paths, such as the Joliet Junction, Rock Run and I&M Canal State trails. For recreational activities, head to the Joliet Park District, which provides the city with swimming centers, sports fields and teams, playgrounds and annual festivals.

A big highlight of Joliet is that it’s home to a thriving culinary and nightlife scene. Along with having access to the typical array of fast food options, residents benefit from a variety of independent eateries unique to the town. On the south side, you’ll find the Liquid Therapy bar and grill, a gathering place for locals after a long day of work. For some diner-style eating, head to The Hot Skillet, or taste an iconic sandwich at Merichka's - they make a renowned beef poorboy dipped in garlic butter. Other restaurants and watering holes worth checking out include The Drunken Donut, Barcode 52, White Fence Farm and McBrody's.

Moving to Joliet

When you’ve decided that Joliet is where you want to make your next home and it’s time to start searching for Joliet moving companies, turn to North American Van Lines. Along with offering moving supplies for purchase - everything from wardrobe boxes to stretch wrap - North American can provide full-service or fragile-only packing to make the move easier on you. You can even sign up for electronics and appliance disassembly and assembly, unpacking services and cleanup options.

To get to Joliet from your old residence, make your way to Interstates 290 or 55, which both allow access into the city. If you choose to leave your car with North American and have then drop it off at your home for you, there are several transportation options from which to choose. Several Amtrak lines drop off at Joliet’s Union Station. You can also fly in and arrive at O'Hare International Airport, which is just 35 miles away - take a taxi or Metra train into town from there.

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