Time zone: Central (CST)
Postal code: 60451
Area code: 815, 779
On June 8, 2010, the New Lenox was officially designated as the 9th “Safe Community” in the United States. This prestigious designation is bestowed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Safety Council (NSC).
Located approximately 36 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, the Village of New Lenox is bordered and adjacent to Joliet, Mokena, Frankfort and Manhattan. Single-family residential dwellings are the predominant land use in New Lenox. The same is true for developed portions of the township. Acreage is still available in attractive locations, suitable for the buyer interested in a rural setting.
New Lenox School District 122 provides primary education services to students in grades kindergarten through 8. Lincoln-Way Community High School District serves the communities of New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, Manhattan and small portions of Tinley Park and Orland Park. There are four comprehensive high schools within the district: Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way North and Lincoln-Way West
Providence Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic secondary school located in New Lenox. Providence Catholic is a private school run by the Order of Saint Augustine. Located right on historic Lincoln Highway (also part of U.S. Highway 30), the school is perhaps best known throughout the area for its strong academics, football program, and wrestling program. It is also known as one of the few Catholic schools in Illinois that has a self–imposed enrollment limit.