Joliet is a major suburban city. There are some very nice homes and well thought of school district in New Lenox, Plainfield, Crest Hill, Lockport, all within an easy commute to Joliet. Joliet has two casinos and quite a few restaurants and bars. It is called little Chicago for a reason. And it is certainly more than just a prison.
Feel free to contact me and I can give you some specifics about the area and available homes.
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