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New Lenox is a progressive, dynamic community. Our central location and excellent access make New Lenox a natural location for regional shopping, entertainment and hospitality. Silver Cross Hospital (Top 100 hospital for 7 consecutive years) boasts prestigious partnerships with University of Chicago Cancer Treatment Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medicine for Center for cancer care has made New Lenox a regional destination. As of February, 2017, the medical facilities alone estimate that on average, 4,982 visitors per day access the campus at the interchange of I-355 and Rt. 6. In October 2015, the daily average estimate was 4,547 individuals.
Strong demographics are supported by excellent schools. The New Lenox elementary school district received Blue Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education and the Lincoln-Way High School District made the list of the Top 100 public high schools in the State of Illinois. New Lenox is #2 in Will County for the number of housing permits issued in 2016 and is #7 in Chicagoland for the for the number of housing starts (rankings are as of November 30, 2016), median household income over $95,000 and low foreclosure and crime rates. These factors make New Lenox the perfect place to develop, invest, open a business or buy a home. Will County is one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S. with a current population above 700,000 residents (doubling in the last decade).
One of the Village's advantages is immediate access to regional and national transportation networks. Interstate 80 provides connections with I-57 to the east and I-55 to the west. With the extension of I-355 tollway to I-80 in New Lenox, drivers have easy access to the west and northwest suburbs. Midway and O'Hare Airports are a short 35 and 45 minute drive, respectively. New Lenox is served by two Metra Commuter Rail stations.
New Lenox also the lowest property tax rates in Will County.
The I-80 Corridor is a prime location for industrial, manufacturing and logistic Companies looking to keep transportation costs low and be close to the Intermodal Facility. Will County is home to the largest inland container port in the United States.
We stand prepared to assist you in any way we can.
Asst. Village Admin/ Community Development Director