Bolingbrook received a dubious distinction of sorts this month, as the real estate blog Movoto.com named it one of the 10 most boring places in Illinois.
"Bolingbrook is pretty peaceful," the blog notes, "but peaceful just means boring on this list."
Bolingbrook tied for sixth most boring with Hanover Park.
"Illinois can be a hub of excitement, thrills, even fascinating historic landmarks," the blog notes. "Illinois is home to some real snoozers too."
Movoto chose its list of "terribly dreary" places based on night life per capita, live music venues per capita, parks and outdoor options per capita, fast food restaurants per capita ("the fewer the better," the blog noted), percentage of restaurants that are fast food (again, "the lower the better") and percentage of residents ages 20 to 34, ("the higher the better").
"If you're looking for fun in the sun, things to do, new activities to try, you should definitely look someplace other than Bolingbrook," according to Movoto. "With little nightlife or music venue options, partiers and concert-goers are likely to find themselves headed to bed before midnight."
Bolingbrook doesn't have much to offer for physical activities, aside from golf, "but that's pretty much the most boring sport you can find," Movoto writes.
Movoto's most boring place in Illinois was New Lenox, followed by Rolling Meadows, Calumet City, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Bolingbrook, Hanover Park, Oswego, Vernon Hills and Streamwood.
"Now, please keep in mind before you start getting angry and ranty, we're just having some fun here," the blog cautions. "We're not saying these places suck, and we're not saying that people there suck."
Some of the top 10 are great places to raise a family, retire or take it easy, the blog notes.
"Bolingbrook can say it has an international airport though," Movoto writes. "Why does that matter? Because it means the most exciting thing about this place is that you can easily get out."
Mayor Roger Claar did not respond to requests for comment on Bolingbrook's sixth-place finish.
To view the full list, go to Movoto.com/blog/top-ten/most-boring-places-in-illinois.
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