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Old 01-05-2008, 01:35 AM
 
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Will Plainfield be the new Naperville in terms of becoming an affluent suburb? From my understanding, many years ago Naperville was quite small in terms of population and commercial development. Individuals that purchased property in Naperville ~ >15 years ago reaped huge returns in terms of equity/appreciation. Plainfield is one of the fastest growing suburbs in the nation at this time, but will it ever reach the prosperous and coveted status of Naperville.

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Old 01-05-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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Will Plainfield be the new Naperville in terms of becoming an affluent suburb? From my understanding, many years ago Naperville was quite small in terms of population and commercial development. Individuals that purchased property in Naperville ~ >15 years ago reaped huge returns in terms of equity/appreciation. Plainfield is one of the fastest growing suburbs in the nation at this time, but will it ever reach the prosperous and coveted status of Naperville.
They say oswego will be the next naperville.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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Once the real estate market starts stabilizing itself, I'm sure that we'll see an increase in population in Plainfield. Homes are still affordable out that way and I personally know several people that have made the move out towards Plainfield. And I'm sure that the new I-355 extension will have some influence as well.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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plainfield is the next joliet it has too many bad areas. if u r looking for the next naperville try new lenox they have 2 million sq. ft. of real estate coming in the next 5 years and no real bad areas
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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Where are the bad areas in Plainfield? Are they in N. Plainfield or S. Plainfield - specifically? Or were you referring to the bad areas in Joliet?
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Chicago's burbs
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plainfield is the next joliet it has too many bad areas. if u r looking for the next naperville try new lenox they have 2 million sq. ft. of real estate coming in the next 5 years and no real bad areas
Bad areas in Plainfield? Where? I live near Plainfield and have yet to see a bad area in Plainfield. If you consider McMansions going up left and right a bad area, than yes, I guess it is pretty rough. IMO, Plainfield is much more a younger version of Naperville and is nothing like Joliet.

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Old 01-06-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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Oswego and Plainfield becoming the next Naperville? Thats laughable. Theyre growing like weeds, true enough, but theyre not prestigious (for the most part). And theyre not chock full of big, powerful companies either, nor do they have thriving downtowns like Naperville does. The only way they can become the "next Naperville" is by population alone.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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Oswego and Plainfield becoming the next Naperville? Thats laughable. Theyre growing like weeds, true enough, but theyre not prestigious (for the most part). And theyre not chock full of big, powerful companies either, nor do they have thriving downtowns like Naperville does. The only way they can become the "next Naperville" is by population alone.
Sure, Plainfield and Oswego have a loooong way to go before they will be "Naperville" but 20 years ago, Naperville was nothing to write home about either. Plainfield and Oswego are getting a lot of Naperville overflow, and only time will tell how big they will become.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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I hope not. I lived there growing up via Brookfield (lived there until jr. high) and graduated from Naperville North. It's so white-bread, the people at Wonder were starting to become nervous during the first boom. The only diversity Naperville has are the kids they recruit to play football from the inner-city. And the signs celebrating everything from being Football state champions to Safety Rodeo champions need to come down as they are very self-aggrandizing. The Chicago area does NOT need another Naperville!
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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The Chicago area does NOT need another Naperville!
What do we need then? Another Aurora?
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