FRANKFORT, known as the "Jewel of the South Suburbs," was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the most rapidly developing suburbs (#36) in the country. In 2014, Chicago Magazine called this town one of the city's best places to live.
Get to know this area by planning a visit around one of the many public events (check out Frankfort's Events Calendar) or you can enjoy a beautiful walk or bike ride along the 22-mile Frankfort Plank Trail.
The Frankfort Plank Trail is what became of the railroad line that was abandoned in the mid 1970's. Historic railroad towns have have strong ties to bluegrass roots.
Frankfort's Annual Bluegrass Festival draws thousands of musicians and bluegrass fans, and is a wonderful celebration of Americana.
And don’t miss the Big Annual Frankfort Fest every Labor Day Weekend! Artisans from all around the country travel to display their work and sell their wares.
Frankfort's downtown is home to unique boutiques, quality restaurants, a children's museum and a wide variety of family-friendly community events create a vibrant town center amidst a quintessential small-town setting. Breidert Green, located at Kansas and Oak Streets, is home to year-round community events including a farmers' market, outdoor concerts and movies, award-winning craft and art fairs, classic car shows, a Fine Arts Fair, a 5k walk/run, holiday events and a winter festival. The Old Plank Road Trail provides over 20 miles of a picturesque bike path winding through Frankfort and provides access to the historic downtown district. Award-winning Prairie Park on White Street features over 13 acres of preserved native prairie, natural plants and a fishing pond.
Like Italian dining? Stop by marvelous Marianos!
A comedy show at CD and Me also serves as a wedding backdrop and the venue is also used for weekly Traffic Court!
- 2010 Population 17,782
- Average Household Income $138,458 Median Home Sale Price $366,150
- Frankfort is a great place to visit, and an even greater place to call home.
- Frankfort Mission Statement - a true country feeling so close to Orland Park where I live!
"The Village of Frankfort will encourage opportunities through planning, commitment and community involvement by showcasing the charms of a community that embraces new ideas while treasuring its past."
About the Neighborhood