Introduction to Romeoville, Illinois
Romeoville, Illinois, in Will county, is 3 miles S of Bolingbrook, Illinois and 27 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Romeoville is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area. There are an estimated 21,153 people in Romeoville.
Romeoville was originally named Romeo, after the romantic hero of Shakespeare's drama. The economy of Romeoville was mainly dependent on agriculture and dairy farms. However, the adjacent stone quarries also helped the village prosper. In fact, Romeoville is also known as the ’stone City." It was incorporated as a village on January 21, 1895.
Romeoville and nearby Attractions
- Isle a la Cache Museum
- Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail
- Will County Forest Preserve
- Lockport Township Park Museum
- DuPage Children's Museum
- Channahon State Park
Things To Do In Romeoville
The parks and playgrounds of Romeoville include the Century Park, Conservation Park, Atchley Park, Independence Park, Haley Meadows Park, Wesglen Park, Weslake Park and Pacific Park. You can enjoy fishing on Lake Strini at Conservation Park. The DuPage Children's Museum and Lockport Township Park Museum are also nearby.
International air transportation is available from Chicago Midway International.
Romeoville Higher Education
Lewis University is located inside of Romeoville, while Joliet Junior College, the University of St Francis, Benedictine University and North Central College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.