Plainfield

Tranquil suburban neighborhoods that are always inviting.

Welcome to Plainfield

Ready to settle down in a neighborhood that truly feels like home? Plainfield, Illinois—a far western suburb of Chicago—is a perfect choice. Welcoming residents, highly-ranked schools, gorgeous nature spots, and top conveniences make this an ideal locale to relocate. It is situated in both Will and Kendall Counties and is home to a growing population of 44,308. It is approximately 38 miles outside of Downtown Chicago.

In addition to being a wonderful place to live, Plainfield features many unique attractions for both visitors and residents. This mix includes Sable Creek Winery, Werk Force Brewing Co., The Wandering Dragon Game & Puzzle Shoppe, Lake Renwick, Plainfield Lanes & Escape Room, and the DuPage River.

As with some of the other far western Chicago suburbs, Plainfield is an exceptional value for homebuyers. Rather than having to pay ten to hundreds of thousands extra to be closer to the city, you can purchase a rather large home for an unbeatable price. The median list price here is $325,000.

What to Love

  • Outstanding public schools at every grade level
  • Exceptional value when buying a home
  • Welcoming and family-friendly culture

People & Lifestyle

Plainfield can best be described as a suburban oasis. Roads are primarily residential and traveled only by those living in the area, creating a quiet environment that’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of busier cities.

The proximity to several beautiful natural areas also contributes to the tranquility of Plainfield. Lake Renwick Preserve, Ottawa Park, and Avery Park are just a few of the best spots to soak in the landscape. It’s tough not to immediately become enamored with this town.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Plainfield is home to convenient shopping as well as a number of outstanding, locally-owned stores and restaurants.

While looking to check items off of your weekly to-do list, you’ll have plenty of convenient shops located minutes from home. You can get everything you need at the local Target, Jewel-Osco, Meijer, Menards, and Walmart Supercenter. Toward the center of town, be sure to explore local finds such as Sunnyside Antiques, The Tawny Tortoise, J. Joho Boutique, Me Tu Boutique Bella, The Wandering Dragon Game Shoppe, Simply Saucy, and DNA Active Lifestyle Outfitters.

There are also a number of top-quality restaurants found in Plainfield. From breakfast to dinner, amazing meals await. Try local favorites such as HopScotch and Vine, Irish Tyme Pub, NWB Next Whiskey Bar Plainfield, Station One Smokehouse, Sovereign, Front Street Cantina, Opera House Steak & Seafood, Capri Sogno, Freedom Brothers Pizza, Moe Joe’s, Southern Belles, Backroads Pub & Grill, Chai Thai Restaurant, and Baby Back Blues.

Things to Do

Upon relocating to Plainfield, you’ll have an almost endless list of fun things to do and experience—no matter the time of year.

In town, you can attend quite a few wonderful events throughout the year. One local favorite is the Brews & BBQ Event. During this festival - held in August - attendees enjoy live music, delicious food, and highly-rated craft beers. At Plainfield Fest, local vendors and artisans offer incredible food, one-of-a-kind items, and more. There is also a petting zoo for the kids and a beer tent for the adults.

Moving around the area, you can visit all of the other area attractions and must-see spots. This list includes Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, Plainfield StoryWalk, Fort Beggs Landmark, Mather Woods Forest Preserve, Ottawa Park, Daisy Dog Park, Norman Greenway, and Van Horn Woods.

Schools

Plainfield is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include District 202 (add a link to the District site).

 

 

 

Overview for Plainfield, IL

55,017 people live in Plainfield, where the median age is 38.5 and the average individual income is $45,685.03. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,017

Total Population

38.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$45,685.03

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Plainfield, IL

Plainfield has 16,641 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Plainfield do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 55,017 people call Plainfield home. The population density is 1,410.9 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,017

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.5

Median Age

48.87 / 51.13%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
16,641

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$45,685.03

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Plainfield, IL

There's plenty to do around Plainfield, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

11
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
36
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hufendick Farm market, GNC, and Left ‘Round Records.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.4 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 4.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.18 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.03 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Plainfield, IL

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Plainfield. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Grande Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Murphy Junior High School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Central Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Heritage Grove Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Richard Ira Jones Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Walkers Grove Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Eagle Pointe Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Plainfield North High School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
Freedom Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Kla Schools Of Plainfield
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Indian Trail Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
John F Kennedy Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Elizabeth Eichelberger Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Elite Children's Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Plainfield East High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
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