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Joliet IL Corporate Housing and Furnished Apartments

Almost Home offers a wide variety of Joliet, IL corporate housing options for every short or long term furnished apartment need you may have. Contact us today to receive a temporary housing quote customized just for you in your desired area of the city.

Joliet Corporate Housing – First Time in the Area

We wish to help familiarize potential newcomers to life in Joliet and therefore provide the following informative summary of various aspects of this city. Take a few moments to acquire the knowledge of a long-time resident before you arrive.


Those staying in corporate housing in Joliet, IL for business reasons might appreciate some information about the city’s business environment. Joliet experienced a significant economic catastrophe in the 1980s and has since been on the road to recovery. Prior to the meltdown that saw unemployment reach 85% in the city, Joliet was prospering in manufacturing and operations as a steel town. Because of its close proximity to Chicago, Joliet has since repositioned and re-tasked itself as an entertainment getaway for Chicagoans and larger metropolises in the area. The primary economic driver in the city now is the numerous casinos and cabarets that dot the cityscape.
The primary source of today’s revenue is from the tourist’s dollar spent at the casinos and entertainment centers. This has given rise to a secondary economy that caters to businesses in the area and to residents as well. The residents here, that do not work locally, also bring back wage dollars from other jurisdictions and spend it in town on living expenses.


Knowing what clothing to bring with you to your Joliet, IL furnished apartment is somewhat dependent on the local climate. Joliet’s weather is influenced by its location close to Lake Michigan. Spring warms up rapidly from the winter thaw to average highs of 61°F in April, and continues climbing to a summer peak of 84° in July and stretches to September’s 76°. Fall hovers at about an average of 63° in August and gets to lows of 33° in November. January’s low of 16° is the coldest in the year. Highest snow levels are in January and the most rain falls in April and May. So, be sure to dress right and then venture out of your Joliet, IL corporate apartment to enjoy the wide variety of outdoor activities that this area offers.


Being a temporary resident in Joliet, IL corporate housing need not relegate you to feeling like a complete outsider. Acquaint yourself with Joliet’s history by reading our brief historical summary provided below.In the late 1600s, Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet had travelled along the Des Plaines River and camped on a hill in present day Joliet. The exploration and his experiences are recorded in his journal and notes. The hill that they rested on was named Mound Joliet and later to Heap Joliet.After the Black Hawk War, in 1833, Charles Reed built the first cabin on the west side of the Des Plaines River while James Campbell laid out the village of Joliet across the river. The travelers in the area and the settlers had been calling the area, unofficially, Juliet, instead of the French name that preceded it. The city eventually grew large enough to be incorporated as a village, which it was, in 1837. That incorporation was then rescinded at the request of the villagers to reduce the tax burden. The city’s name was then changed to Joliet and reincorporated in 1852.

Places to Eat Near Joliet Corporate Housing

All of Almost Home’s Joliet, IL furnished apartments have fully equipped kitchens, making cooking both easy and enjoyable. However, many of our residents still enjoy dining out from time to time. You might want to give the following restaurants a try:
  • Chicken-N-Spice on N Chicago St: This is a fast food establishment that specializes in fried chicken and chicken wings. They open for breakfast and close at 10pm. There is no alcohol and the environment is clean and casual. They offer take out but not delivery. The staff is friendly and service is prompt.
  • Hot Pan Noodles and Dumplings on Essington Rd: Hot Pan is a traditional Chinese American restaurant. They typically serve fried noodles and pot stickers that are their specialties, along with other Asian dishes. There is free Wi-Fi on the premises, and there is beer and wine available for patrons.
  • Chicago Street Pub on N Chicago St: In addition to a full bar, there is food available here for lunch and dinner. There is live music on Fridays and Saturdays and the selection of craft beers is one of the favorites in town. There is free Wi-Fi on the premises and the best nights to be here are Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Old Fashioned Pancake House on Jefferson St: This is an old fashioned diner that has all the traditional favorites for lunch and dinner. It has Beer and wine but not a full bar. The pancakes are popular in town, second only to the omelets. Try the Bacado Omelet.
  • Taquerias Atotonilco on E Cass St.: This is a tasty Mexican restaurant. They are open for lunch and dinner and sport a casual environment with chatty waiters and free WiFi. Prices are inexpensive and the portions are large. The tacos are fresh and packed with fully flavored meats. Try the Spicy Carts or the Al Pastor Tacos.

Things to do in Joliet, IL

Stepping out of your Joliet, IL temporary housing is bound to present you with numerous interesting activities. We have listed a few possible entertainment options that may appeal to you.
  • Museums: The Joliet Historical Museum located on Ottawa St. in the old Methodist Church was created to tell visitors about the town and its people and the struggles and innovations of the city. There are audio presentation and video depictions of some of the salient features of the town and its people.
  • Performing Arts: The Rialto Square Theater is a popular entertainment spot in Joliet and has been featured in Hollywood Movies in the past. There are numerous shows that are showcased here including classics like Hello, Dolly with Sally Struthers and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Golf: The Inwood Golf Course on W Jefferson is an 18-hole classic course designed to sharpen the skills of an already precise golfer. The 6,196 yards along the par 71 course plays across 6 water features on the first nine holes. There is a driving range, a chip and pitching area, as well as a bunker practice area.
  • Parks: The Pilcher Park and Nature Center offers biking trails in addition to hiking and cross country skiing in the winter. Many of the trails are scenic and well maintained. The park is set over a 640 acre landscape that includes natural and man-made features.
Whatever your reason for visiting Joliet, Almost Home Corporate Housing is your best choice to provide you with a furnished apartment in Joliet, IL that is perfectly tailored to meet your unique housing needs. Call us today to receive a quote or fill out our simple housing request form at the top of this page.

Surrounding Areas We Serve

We serve the entire Joliet area including Orland Park, and Bolingbrook.

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