Cathedral Area, Joliet, IL
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Cathedral Area Neighborhood Guide Joliet, IL


The Cathedral Area is one of Joliet, Illinois' most historic and beautiful neighborhoods, boasting stunning architecture and a warm, welcoming community. Located west of the Des Plaines River, this area houses the breathtaking Joliet Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, a popular landmark that lends its name to the neighborhood. The area is easily accessible via IL-53 with a short drive to downtown Joliet. Its tree-lined streets have a mix of single-family homes, apartments, and condos, presenting a blend of old-world charm and modern living.

What You Will Love About Cathedral Area, Joliet, Illinois

  • The neighborhood treasures its rich history and heritage, reflected in its beautiful architecture.
  • Community spirit is high in Cathedral Area, with many neighborhood events, clubs, and organizations bound to make you feel at home.
  • The Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus is not only beautiful but also hosts music events and masses that bring the community together.
  • Proximity to the Des Plaines River offers serene views and opportunities for outdoor activities.

What’s Nearby

The Cathedral Area is close to downtown Joliet, allowing residents easy access to a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. It is near popular points such as the Joliet Area Historical Museum and the Bicentennial Park, which are ideal for cultural exploration and outdoor activities. The Harrah's Casino is also a short drive away for residents seeking nightlife entertainment.


In the Cathedral Area, you will enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with an appreciation for history and community. The neighborhood offers a variety of outdoor spaces and local events perfect for families and individuals alike. Convenient access to downtown amenities adds urban flair to the serene and historic ambiance of the Cathedral Area.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 77 restaurants, 9 grocery stores, and 11 parks within a mile of the Cathedral Area neighborhood.

    Valles Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    704 W Jefferson St

    Sunshine Food Mart

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    806 Wilcox St


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    1401 W Jefferson St

    Uhl*Super Rio Grande F

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    1.0 mile

    1115 Plainfield Rd

    Mitchell's Food Mart

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store, Meat and Seafood Store

    1.1 miles

    1300 N Raynor Ave

    Water & Accessories Outlets

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.3 miles

    1223 N Broadway St

Cathedral Area Apartments and Rentals

38 Rental properties in Cathedral Area, Joliet, IL.

  • The Woodlands Of Crest Hill property


    The Woodlands Of Crest Hill

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    374–874 Sqft

    8 Units Available

  • Larkin Village property


    Larkin Village

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    449–1120 Sqft

    Not Available

  • Willow Run of Crest Hill property


    Willow Run of Crest Hill

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    600–1037 Sqft

    4 Units Available

  • 27 N Hickory St #2B property


    27 N Hickory St #2B

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    1000 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 506 Bellarmine Dr W #B property


    506 Bellarmine Dr W #B

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    900 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 311 Fairlane Dr property


    311 Fairlane Dr

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

    1276 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Cathedral Area Demographics

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Cathedral Area Reviews

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  • Area Has Kids Play Outside


    Say 4 of 5 renters

  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 4 of 5 renters

  • Area Has Litter


    Say 4 of 5 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores


    Say 4 of 5 renters

  • Nearby Parks


    Say 4 of 5 renters

  • Near Schools


    Say 4 of 5 renters

Cathedral Area Transportation

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Very Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.


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Some Transit

2 train stops, 2 other stops

Illinois Central School Bus


78 N Chicago St

Joliet Union Station

Train Stop

50 E Jefferson St

Metra-Metropolitan Rail

Train Stop

50 E Jefferson St


Cathedral Area Schools

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