A community that's located in both Will and Cook Counties 29 miles south of Chicago's Loop, the village of Frankfort has been designated one of the fastest-growing communities in the region, according to the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission. In 1990, the town had 7,180 residents according to U.S. Census figures; by 2000, the... Show all »
A community that's located in both Will and Cook Counties 29 miles south of Chicago's Loop, the village of Frankfort has been designated one of the fastest-growing communities in the region, according to the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission. In 1990, the town had 7,180 residents according to U.S. Census figures; by 2000, the population had increased to 10,391.
One local landmark is the Grainery, which was built in Frankfort in 1856. The concrete elevator on the site stands 132 feet, and the structure, along with its prominent American flag, can be seen for miles around. The village was first known as Frankfort Station after the opening of the Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad in the town in 1855. The area was incorporated as a village in 1879, and thereafter, it was known simply as "Frankfort."
Today, Frankfort is known as the "Jewel of the South Suburbs," and in fact, was awarded the Southland's Reader's Choice Award for "Best Community" in 2003. It boasts excellent shopping opportunities, distinctive housing, good schools, and an historic downtown district that attracts visitors from throughout the Chicago area. Frankfort's historic district in downtown Frankfort features old-fashioned streetscapes and streetlights, and is well-known for its assortment of specialty shops and restaurants.
Throughout the year, the area is home to various community events including the summer Sunday evening "Concerts on the Green," which take place on Breidert Green in the center of the historic district. Other downtown events include an ice sculpture demonstration, a Fine Arts Fair in June and the annual tree lighting festivities in December. Prairie Park, also located in downtown Frankfort, features over 13 acres of open space lands, natural plants, a fishing pond, a playground, and a 35-foot pavilion.
The village of Frankfort hosts its "Get Hooked on Frankfort" fishing Derby for youngsters in the park each year. The town also sponsors its annual "Frankfort Fall Festival," which features carnival rides, arts and crafts displays, a parade, food booths, and entertainment. A summer farmer's market is another popular annual attraction in the village. The Old Plank Road Trail was completed in 1997; this 20-mile scenic bike, walk and hiking trail offers access to Frankfort's historic downtown district, the Frankfort Public Library, and other locations within the community. Also completed in 1997 was a 28,000-square-foot recreational facility, Founder's Center.
Located in downtown Frankfort, the complex features a gym, dance studio, basketball and volleyball courts, arts and crafts rooms, and other amenities. The village has a variety of golf courses including the Prestwick County Club and the Green Garden County Club, and the Frankfort Square Park District oversees numerous recreational activities and facilities including a splash park and a dog park for residents' use.
In terms of housing, in August 2008, a newly-constructed, four-bedroom, seven-bath single-family home was listed at $326,484; a four-bedroom, three-bath single-family residence was selling for $447,900; and a three-bedroom, one-bath single-family home was listed for $325,000. A wide variety of townhomes and condominiums is also available. « Show less
Extremely hard to find two story in upscale Settlers Croft! Features include old world wrap around front porch! Stunning three seasons room with 12 windows! Gorgeous kitchen...
Extremely hard to find two story in upscale Settlers Croft! Features include old world wrap around front porch! Stunning three seasons room with 12 windows! Gorgeous kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel appliances! Family room with soaring ceilings & fireplace! Open dining & living rooms with fireplace! Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling & walk in closet! Master bath suite includes whirlpool, separate shower & dual sinks! Much desired main level study with built ins! Brick paver patio & walk ways! Manicured landscape! Hardwood floors! Skylights! Private area! Impeccable!
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New construction. Located in established heritage knoll neighborhood on oversized lot. State of the art amenities including large master suite. Very large bedrooms. Big family...
New construction. Located in established heritage knoll neighborhood on oversized lot. State of the art amenities including large master suite. Very large bedrooms. Big family room overseeing kitchen. 3 car garage. Call today to set up appointment to view!
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The owner of this Charming home will miss the warm and inviting feelings the home inspires as well as the neighborhood that is close to Historic Frankfort and walking distance...
The owner of this Charming home will miss the warm and inviting feelings the home inspires as well as the neighborhood that is close to Historic Frankfort and walking distance to Lincoln Way East. Open living room/ dining room combination that is perfect for entertaining. Large lower level family room, laundry room with exterior access to the yard and full bath. Hardwood Flooring with White Trim. A Chef's Dream Kitchen with all Stainless Appliance's, Jen-Air Oven and Cook-Top With Hood Exhaust. Easy Close Cr me White Cabinets, Granite Counter-tops with Tiled Back-splash. Each Bedroom has Amazing attention to detail and is a must see. Wood Burning Brick Fireplace with Custom White Shelving. Updated Baths and Electric. 2.5 Car Garage With Cabinets. Wooded Quiet Backyard With Deck. New Water Heater and Sump Pump with backup. Call Today to Set-up a Personal Showing.
JUST renovated 5 bedroom & 2.5 baths. Large finished lower level with another set of kitchen! Large eat in kitchen sun room off family room on the upper level. Fireplace in...
JUST renovated 5 bedroom & 2.5 baths. Large finished lower level with another set of kitchen! Large eat in kitchen sun room off family room on the upper level. Fireplace in family room. New wood floors in the hallway, 3 bdrm w brand new carpet & living room. Don't miss out this great home!
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CONCENTRIC REALTY INC.
Job transfer forces sale of this completely updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse! Brand New Furnace... A/C Unit.... Water Heater... Washer and Dryer... New carpet and Bamboo...
Job transfer forces sale of this completely updated 2 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse! Brand New Furnace... A/C Unit.... Water Heater... Washer and Dryer... New carpet and Bamboo floors! ALL Appliances Included! Insulated one car garage with tons of storage. Nothing to worry about just move in and enjoy! Lincoln way high schools. Close to I80 and plenty of shopping.
Spacious home with 2 master bedrms 1st flr & 2nd flr; each has a full bath with a tub and separate shower. Open kitchen to family rm. with fireplace, stainless...
Spacious home with 2 master bedrms 1st flr & 2nd flr; each has a full bath with a tub and separate shower. Open kitchen to family rm. with fireplace, stainless appliances,island,granite counter tops & hardwood flr. upgrades include,New A/C,radon mitigation system,gutter cover guards,new custom birch cabinets, kitchen island, wine rack,some newer lighting throughout house, fireplace doors,finished basement with new carpet, doors and vents, high quality blinds in living room and dining rm,freshly painted, living rm, dining rm, kitchen and master bedrm downstairs, fresh mulch added to professional landscaping, purchased adjacent lot to the right of the house.
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VILLAGE REALTY SHOPPE
Fantastic location for this quad level home. The three season room is sure to be a favorite feature for the new home owner. The sun room steps out to the landscaped yard with...
Fantastic location for this quad level home. The three season room is sure to be a favorite feature for the new home owner. The sun room steps out to the landscaped yard with paver patio, built in fire pit and natural gas grill. Also outside, a tall shed with electric allows plenty of space for storage. The main level of the home features hardwood floors with a formal dining room and updated kitchen with reverse osmosis water system. Upstairs, a huge master bedroom with walk in closet shares a full bath. The lower level is where you'll find the family room and third bedroom as well as a full bathroom. The basement is partially finished with a fourth bedroom, laundry, recreation space and storage. The extra large garage has a pellet stove and plenty of space for a work area or extra storage. Maintenance free siding and updated windows.
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ALWAYS HOME REAL ESTATE SERVICES LLC
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