U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago Suburbs
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 06-18-2013, 07:00 AM
Location: Frankfort
15 posts, read 85,663 times
Reputation: 15


I leave in unincorporated area of Frankfort and love it. Trees in front of our house get always trimmed. We have fire hydrants. County and Frankfort Police always driving around (we feel very safe). Clean streets. Plowed every time there is a snow. We have city water and its very cheap (to fill a 18'x4' pool using garden hose it cost me $50 additional to my regular water bill). Neighbors very friendly. Basically the only thing I found negative is that if you want to build something, you have to drive all the way to Will County building (which is in Joliet) to get a permit. But any other things I want to take care of I just go to Village of Frankfort building (very nice people in the office) . We have firepit. Burn leaves and old wood.
The thing I love the most is big lots and that you can drive on your backyard with truck and have a fire pit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 06-18-2013, 11:54 AM
526 posts, read 680,164 times
Reputation: 635
Yes, I live in an unincorporated area and I love it! It's very private, and I have a huge lot. I think it depends on where it is and what services you will get. I live in a secluded area where they can't build commercial, so I have no worry of a strip club or something like that. Our streets get plowed before anyone else for some reason.

I also get city water, sewer etc. I really can't imagine giving up the privacy. In 10 years, I don't see a downside.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-13-2015, 11:59 AM
1 posts, read 1,038 times
Reputation: 15
Default Wrong

Originally Posted by Resident in Leyden twshp View Post
I live in an unincorporated area (Leyden Township) and we love it!! We are in a beautiful community and our neighbors all look out for each other. Yes, we can have bonfires and burn leaves when we want to. I see the cook county police cars always driving around our area and it is safe. There is a negative and a positive to not having sidewalks, I don't have to shovel them! Our street is ALWAYS plowed first thing after a snowfall. Never has it gone without being plowed. We do not have wells or septics. We get our water like everyone else, from Lake Michigan. We use the surronding libraries and parks and do not pay anything extra. Every town has their positive and negatives!
I have lived in Leyden a long time. My in-laws were part of the original settlers of Leyden when there were still dirt roads.

It is now turning into a ghetto. Have you looked around at the amount of cars parking on lawns?, multiple families living in single family residences, storage of recreational vehicles(against Cook Country ordinances), businesses being run from homes like landscapers, mobile tire repairs. You have your head in the sand.

Burning leaves? It is against the Cook County code to burn leaves and yard waste in unincorporated Leyden.

If you own your home, you pay taxes for the Northlake library, which by the way, taxed unincorporated residents without a referendum of residents.

Check your facts.

Last edited by Wheez2; 02-13-2015 at 12:03 PM.. Reason: Missing words
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2015, 02:03 AM
Location: the Permian Basin
4,094 posts, read 2,828,965 times
Reputation: 5665
Originally Posted by Brssplr View Post
Townships frequently have fire departments which are combined paid-volunteer, if not all volunteer. This is certainly not always the case, but if it is, it might affect your home insurance rates.
Proximity to the nearest fire hydrant will have more of an effect on HO insurance rates. All FDs utilize mutual aid when necessary.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago Suburbs
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top