Plainfield is located in the northwestern part of Will County, and is among the fastest growing counties in Illinois. Interstates 55, 80, 88 and 355; state highways 59 and 126; and U.S. Route 30 are all easily accessible. With its close proximity to highways, airports and train stations, many businesses and residents are looking to make Plainfield their new home.
Plainfield is rapidly growing. Will County’s oldest community continues to meet the challenges of today’s changing needs for businesses and residents. This thriving, still quaint, “prairie town” is a focal point of exciting growth and development. A stroll through town quickly shows even the casual observer signs of this renaissance. The Plainfield Post Office has recently completed a new modern facility on the west side of the DuPage River. There are over 20 restaurants in Plainfield and a new bowling alley. A new two-story retail/office building is currently under construction in the downtown area.
The Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Plainfield Village offices receive inquiries from potential new businesses and residents on a daily basis. Plainfield has an excellent school system. The district encompasses 64 square miles in Will and Kendall counties, with six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school open in the district. Construction is underway on a new freshman center and an additional elementary school. Funds have been approved for the construction of a new high school, an additional middle school and two more elementary schools. St. Mary’s Catholic School offers a Christian education with traditional values for children in grades K-8; growing enrollment has required the addition of more class rooms. A number of private and church supported preschools add to the educational opportunities in the community.
The Plainfield Public Library was expanded and remodeled in 1991 to accommodate the growing number of residents and businesses. The community is very proud of its more than 12 denominational and two non-denominational churches. It has two weekly newspapers as well as an area daily paper. There are 31 clubs and organizations fulfilling many different interests. Plainfield prides itself on maintaining its “prairie town” atmosphere while expanding its employment and residential opportunities. More and more young couples with children are moving into the area; many people who were raised in Plainfield are returning to raise their children here.
|Central Elementary School||305 W Lockport Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544||(815) 436-9278||Elementary Schools|
|Lakewood Falls Elementary||14050 S Budler Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544||(815) 439-4560||Elementary Schools|
|River View Elementary School||2097 S Bronk Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544||(815) 439-4840||Elementary Schools|
|Walker’s Grove Elementary Schl||24810 W 135th St, Plainfield, IL 60544||(815) 439-2885||Elementary Schools|
|Wesmere Elementary School||2001 Wesmere Pkwy, Plainfield, IL 60544||(815) 439-3244||Elementary Schools|
|Plainfield High School||611 Fort Beggs Dr, Plainfield, IL 60544||(815) 436-3200||High Schools|
|Indian Trail Junior High Schl||1005 N Eastern Ave, Plainfield, IL 60544||(815) 436-6128||Middle Schools|
|Timber Ridge Middle School||2101 S Bronk Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544||(815) 439-3410||Middle Schools|