Bolingbrook, Illinois 

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beware to all - 10/7/2018
Don’t believe the lies. I’ve lived here in Bolingbrook all my life before it became little mexico. Now you can’t go anywhere without running into a mexican nor can you find a job without being asked if you speak spanish. So if you want to live in a place overran with illegal immigrants please choose Bolingbrook Read More

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I agree - don't move to Bolingbrook! - 8/31/2015
I agree with everything you wrote! I'm anxious to get out of my neighborhood! Houses around me are falling apart and yards are a mess! I've been here over 30 years and have always kept my house up, but pride seems to be missing in the neighborhood for the last several years. Most of the people I know moved out years ago when Bolingbrook opened its door to people from the City when the Section H apartments were torn down. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to move at the time but eventually did hire ADT security. Our property taxes continue to rise. We have a state-of-the-art library that's not used often, and a huge beautiful golf course that most Bolingbrook occupants can't afford to go to. I stopped in once to the golf course restaurant, and not a sole was there, so my taxes still continue to support the place. The park district, I admit, is probably one of the best around, but my children are grown and I wouldn't make this an important reason to live in Bolingbrook. Safety is most Read More

Great location - 1/21/2013
The community in which I live is diverse which is very important to me and my family. Great schools! The high school is a Grammy award winning school for they great music department! Shops and restaurants galore. I love my community! Read More

Renters Haven - 12/16/2012
I am recently a Mom again after over 20 years and I want a safe, quiet community to raise my daughter. A community of working middle-class who value Read More

Great place to Live and Enjoy family/Raise Kids - 3/18/2011
I have lived in Bolingbrook now since 2002. Prior to that, I had lived in Chicago and Schiller Park. Bolingbrook reminds me of hyde park neighborhood in Chicago where you can run into all people from all different works of life, color, age etc. in the same neighborhood. Bolingbrook was rated, last year or two ago as 32nd best city to live in the country. This is due to its different amenities- affordable housing, great parks, great schools, shopping centers (Promenade shopping centre-houses stores like Macy, Barnes & Noble, IKEA,movie theaters, Johny Rockets, Meijers, etc). It's only 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, and boarded by Naperville and, 20 minutes to Aurora. Bolingbrook is about 70 thousand residents, close to interstate highways and plenty of wonderful parks and golf courses. It also has a local regional airport and aero museum. Bolingbrook girls high school basketball team just won 3 straight state championship! It's a lovely city with everything for everybody. Read More

HATE BOLINGBROOK! - 12/28/2010
what part of Bolingbrook do you live in? I have also lived here my whole life & personally witnessed the neighborhood go from a upper middle class to a low class "Ghetto-Like" neighborhood! it is NOT safe to raise children what so ever & if the economy was better I would move in a heart beat! the section 8 housing out here seems more then what Chicago has! Bolingbrook is one of the WORST High Schools is the Country with a horrible crime rate & high teen pregnancy rate, huge drop-out rate & a ton of gangs are now residing here! gotta love that phoenix program, nothing but gangs in that! if you choose to live with blinders on that's your problem but don't preach about Bolingbrook being any good, its a GHETTO! I have also lived at my current address for 15 years & watched my taxes more then double in a horrible neighborhood where the foreclosure rate & condemned rate is high! on every block there are several boarded up houses! we have had murders, robberies, rapes, etc... all in my Read More

Know your town before you comment? - 2/9/2009
I am a 8 year bolingbrook resident. Since I'm not a couch potato, I feel qualified to give a more accurate run down of the good and the not so good that EVERY town has.

I also have a map of my town; and have explored every part of it.
there is GOOD acreage of 1,200 + offorest preserve here, on the west and northern borders. Both areas have lakes and rivers bordering or within. There is still farmland in Bolingbrook; about 3,000 acres left as of late is on the west side. they have a high-class, marquis quality mall on the east side that rivals well known places such as Oak Brook or parts of state street in Chicago. You can catch a trout from a stocked pond with your kid in the morning, and 5 minutes later be going down a 100 foot corkscrew at the city's own water park that it built for the residents. The bolingbrook Park district consistently wins national awards for its planning....year after year. The actual parks/playgrounds them selves are Read More

LOVE bolingbrook!!!! - 7/6/2008
My family has lived in bolingbrook my entire life (33 years!). My parents moved here in the early 70's when it was nothing but farmland out here, and it has been fascinating to see the town grow and change over the years. My parents still live here, and i have a house here with my family as well. The population explosion has gotten to be annoying, as overcrowding (especially at the schools) and prices (primarily our property taxes) have gotten out of hand. Our property taxes have doubled in the 14 years i have owned my home. But aside from that, Bolingbrook is a wonderful community and a wonderful place to raise children. There are always things to do. We have a wonderful park district program that offers reasonably priced classes for every interest, including lots of sports clubs to join. (fees for my kids to play soccer/baseball are about $50 and that includes a full uniform and pictures, plus a trophy.) We also have a large indoor/outdoor water park. There are tons of parks within Read More

Wonderful place to raise children - 9/12/2007
I moved to Bolingbrook from eastern Pennsylvania with my husband and daughter almost 2 years ago. After looking in some much more expensive neighboring communities (namely Naperville) I thought the housing value in Bolingbrook was extrodinary and afraid there would be some drawbacks for the more affordable home prices. I have been very pleasantly suprised with how convenient everything is and as a mother of now two children time is very valuable. The people I've met in town are extremely friendly and excited about living in an up and coming area and buying in while prices are relatively reasonable and watching our homes appreciate. The things I like most about Bolingbrook are the parks, the programs, the nature areas, shopping, restaurants, access to major highways and interstates and the friendly people. As with any city some areas are nicer than others but I've never felt unsafe driving in any and every part of the city. As the mother of two I love having friendly neighbors Read More

what would you suggest? - 10/24/2006
My husband and I may be moving into the Bolingbrook area. I would prefer to live with trees, some wild life, some slower area. What would you recommend?
Thanks Read More

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