And according a study by NerdWallet, if you're going to buy a house in Illinois, Plainfield is one of the best places to do it.
The village was No. 2 on NerdWallet's list of "Best Places for Home Ownership in Illinois," ranking behind Huntley and just ahead of Oswego.
According to the rankings, NerdWallet looked at three main questions:
- Are homes available?
- Can you afford to live there?
- Is the area growing?
According to NerdWallet:
"Will County’s oldest community, Plainfield has a unique mix of historic buildings and new construction housing quaint shops and restaurants in its central business district. Three of its local sites even appear on the National Register of Historic Places. Agriculture and industry are also part of Plainfield’s landscape, giving it a rural feel with suburban convenience. It’s also a village with a commitment to the environment: the “Green Village” Program incorporates various plans and ordinances to ensure that new development and day-to-day activities remain sensitive to the environment. It also sits at the top of our list for median monthly household income at $9,303."
Other cities ranking in the top 10 best places to buy homes in Illinois include Romeville, Lockport and Tinley Park.
Click here to view the full rankings.