Blackhawk Estates in Des Plaines is well-suited for families. Just twenty miles from Chicago and access to the Metra, living in Des Plaines minimizes your commute so you can maximize time with loved ones. There is plenty to do in Des Plaines, with free community events like Fall Fest, Mystic Waters waterpark, and Rivers Casino for adults' night out.
About the Area
Des Plaines, IL
Just twenty miles from the center of Chicago, Des Plaines, Illinois is a happening suburb that truly has something for everyone.
Situated on the Des Plaines River, Des Plaines is an outdoor lover's paradise. The Des Plaines River Trail features hiking and bicycling paths, and in the winter months draws cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. Autumn is a particularly wonderful time on the river, as the leaves glow in fiery shades of red, orange and yellow.
Golf enthusiasts will love Des Plaines' Golf Center, which is rated one of the top 50 ranges in America. The Golf Center is the perfect place to work on your game year-round, with its 80 heated hitting stations. There is also a 9-hole, fully-lighted course that's ideal for a quick game after work.
Families can always find something to do in Des Plaines. Fall Fest is a great throwback-style community event with carnival rides and games, a country food tent, and even a pie-eating contest! During the summer months, families love to cool off at Mystic Waters, one of the largest water parks in Northern Illinois. Thrill-seekers can conquer Mystic Waters' two 37-foot slides, while tamer members of the family can relax on the lazy river or in Dolphin Bay, a zero-depth leisure pool. Summer in Des Plaines also brings Live at the Lake, a weekly free concert at Lake Park.
For nightlife lovers, Des Plaines' Rivers Casino is the place to be. With over 1,000 slot machines and 50 gaming tables, gamblers will not be disappointed. The casino also offers topnotch food options, from an upscale steakhouse to a gourmet burger joint, to an Asian dim sum house. Catch a band or dance to the DJ at Cube, Rivers Casino's entertainment venue.
Whatever your needs, Des Plaines, Illinois is a fantastic place to call home!
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