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carrie

Bolingbrook, IL | 1 Review(s)

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Bolingbrook, IL


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 walking distance to nearly every community. I also think we have great schools. We have a "challenge/honors" program that has suited the needs of al 3 of my gifted children, and many surrounding communities i have found do not offer this type of full classroom program. (kids are typically pulled for avdanced reading for instance, as opposed to our classrooms where the kids learn their entire curriculum at an accelerated pace.) We have a wonderful library which has many free story time and activity programs for all ages. Every year we have a "village picnic" which is a free outdoor fun festival. There are free games and rides for kids, karaoke, free hot dogs, and tons of freebies at all the booths. There is a similar festival in winter with horse drawn sleigh rides and free hot cocoa and cookies, and crafts for the kids. Also lots of entertainment with our free summer concert series, where bands come to perform on our large outdoor stage. I think there is something for everyone in this town. I have been satistfied living my entire life here and cannot imagine living anywhere else. For me, Bolingbrook is home.
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