Kankakee is positioned for growth, located 55 miles south of Chicago. Kankakee is the county seat of Kankakee County (population 113,000). Our city is benefitted by our proximity to Chicago and other major markets, while also being outside the major metro area congestion. As you explore Kankakee, you will find that our medium-sized city has the capacity to support large industrial and commercial projects.
The city of Kankakee is poised for growth. Just 55 miles south of Chicago, Kankakee is uniquely positioned outside of the urban congestion. Transportation infrastructure, natural resources and utilities in addition to available land and a ready workforce are all factors that help make Kankakee an ideal location to thrive.
There are countless retail opportunities in Kankakee, where an established community is already dedicated to local commerce, a shared vision of growth, and motivation for development and progress. With several excellent properties for sale that are owned by the city or by motivated owners, seekers of retail opportunities have many options throughout the city of Kankakee.
The City of Kankakee is active in recruiting new industries into our community in order to work toward building our collective future together. Kankakee means "Beautiful Land" and we plan to keep it that way. Knowing that developing takes vision and determination, infrastructure services and workforce provisions ensure that businesses and industries are successful in our city of Kankakee.
For generation after generation, Kankakee has continued to be a gem of the Midwest for multiple reasons--namely including its propensity for wholesome community and togetherness. Long-time residents of Kankakee hold their city tightly as a treasure, but welcome new faces and families with open arms. If you're interested in making Kankakee your home, take a look at the properties available and read about our home buyer programs.