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Old 12-24-2016, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Check out the areas around Rt. 59 and Caton Farm rd. This is the south side of Plainfield/Far west side of Joliet. That area feeds into the Plainfield 202 school district. You will get more house for your money, and I find the amenities in the Plainfield/Joliet/Shorewood area are superior to the North side of Plainfield. Golf courses, several grocery stores, very close to the Joliet mall and interstate access. Naperville is nice, but expensive and a tad over rated. The downtown area and riverwalk is the best part about Naperville, and you can drive there easily from Plainfield.

Route 30, Renwick Road, Caton Farm road, Black road, Route 52 and I-80 are all good E-W thoroughfares that can get you to the City of Joliet fast. Route 59 is the main N-S state highway that can get you to Plainfield and Naperville easy.

NO!!!! Plainfield South H.S. is the worst of the 4 Plainfield high schools. All the schools in the southern part of Plainfield are not good! Plainfield North H.S. is rated a 9, Heritage Grove Middle School is rated a 10! You won't get that if you are on the south end of Plainfield! PLUS, the southern part of Plainfield has well water. The northern part has Lake Michigan water!! A HUGE difference! As I said in an earlier post, look at the area North of 127th and Rt 59.
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Old 12-24-2016, 09:36 PM
 
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NO!!!! Plainfield South H.S. is the worst of the 4 Plainfield high schools. All the schools in the southern part of Plainfield are not good! Plainfield North H.S. is rated a 9, Heritage Grove Middle School is rated a 10! You won't get that if you are on the south end of Plainfield! PLUS, the southern part of Plainfield has well water. The northern part has Lake Michigan water!! A HUGE difference! As I said in an earlier post, look at the area North of 127th and Rt 59.
Plainfield east is not very desirable either! More than half the kids in plainfields district come from joliet. Don't pay attention to the mailing address just because it says Plainfield doesn't mean your not a resident of joliet. The water from joliet is fed by wells but not like the ones you see in residential yards. There deep (1500 feet plus). Naperville 203 is by far the best schools, resale, shopping, etc.
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Old 12-25-2016, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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NO!!!! Plainfield South H.S. is the worst of the 4 Plainfield high schools. All the schools in the southern part of Plainfield are not good! Plainfield North H.S. is rated a 9, Heritage Grove Middle School is rated a 10! You won't get that if you are on the south end of Plainfield! PLUS, the southern part of Plainfield has well water. The northern part has Lake Michigan water!! A HUGE difference! As I said in an earlier post, look at the area North of 127th and Rt 59.
I went to school there, It's fine. It's public school, you get what you pay for.
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Old 12-25-2016, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I went to school there, It's fine. It's public school, you get what you pay for.
You definitely do get what you pay for. I'm sorry but I would not send my children there. The school is rated a 4 out of 10. Plainfield North is 9 out of 10. You can find houses within the Plainfield North H.S. school border (from 135th & Rt 59 to 111th & Rt 59) that range from $240K to $600K. If the OP can afford at least $240k why would he not want to be in the best schools of Plainfield?


Not to mention, south Plainfield as I stated earlier has well water and is basically part of Joliet. Police and Fire department responds from Joliet, not Plainfield. It's basically Joliet, but with a Plainfield address. Southern part of Plainfield also has more crime. Northern part is virtually crime free.
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Old 12-25-2016, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Maybe check out Crest Hill. Big portion of that town goes to Plainfield Schools, the other portion goes to Lockport schools. Crest Hill is basically a suburb of Joliet, kind of nestled in there. That would be the most affordable area that is closest to Joliet that feeds into non Joliet schools.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:04 AM
 
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Default Oswego forward thinking

Oswego currently has forward thinking leadership that is revitalizing their downtown and drawing more and more people to downtown events...not to mention it's great natural setting on the Fox River (clean, fresh, moving water). People and business climate is friendly...great place to raise a family. We love Naperville, but couldn't afford to live there. In Oswego there are a lot of housing options. Average household income: $100,000--white collar. 42% have bachelor's degrees or higher. Average age: 36.
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