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Recently rated One of the Ten Best Cities in Illinois for Young Families, Minooka offers the winning combination of affordability and excellent public schools. Minooka is a friendly community with events like Summerfest, free outdoor concerts, and a summer farmers' market. Shady Oaks is particularly suited for families, with a children's play area and a welcoming pet policy!

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Minooka, IL

Just an hour's drive from the excitement of Chicago, Minooka, Illinois is a "nice place to call home."

Minooka is a small community of about 10,000 people, but was recently ranked one of the Top 10 Best Cities in Illinois for Young Families by Nerdwallet. Per Nerdwallet, "This historic railroad town offers an ideal combination of affordability - it has the third lowest median home value in our top 10 - and education, with schools that were rated 8 out of 10 at GreatSchools".

Getting to know your neighbors is easy in Minooka, with community events throughout the year. Perhaps the most popular is Summerfest, which features live music, a car show, food and beer tents, and a bean bag tournament. Free outdoor concerts and movie screenings are a fantastic way to enjoy the warm weather with family or friends. If cooking is your passion, check out the Minooka Community Market for local produce and baked goods.

Nearby Channahon Park District offers a bevy of recreation opportunities, from an aquatic center, to an indoor skating rink, to a community center with racquetball courts. Channahon is also home to Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club, one of Chicagoland's highest rated golf courses, and McKinley Woods, a 525-acre nature preserve that features hiking and bicycling trails.

Whatever your needs, Minooka is a fantastic place to call home!

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