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Des Plaines, IL

Des Plaines, IL


Information and tips for moving to Des Plaines, Illinois - City of Destiny
Located a short thirty minutes from the booming metropolis of Chicago is the quiet suburban city of Des Plaines, IL. The city of Des Plaines shares its name with the Des Plaines River that flows straight through the city near the downtown area. Des Plaines has a population of 58,720 residents and covers a total area of 14.5 square miles. Although Des Plaines is located only a short distance from the big city, it has a very unique atmosphere of its own. Please continue reading for more helpful tips on moving to Des Plaines.

Weather in Des Plaines
Des Plaines has an average yearly temperature of 48 F. The highest temperatures, on average, reach into the low-80s in the summer months, and the lowest temperatures, on average, drop to the low teens in the winter months. The average yearly precipitation is 35.8 inches, and the average yearly snowfall is 38.7 inches. Be prepared for very cold and snowy winters and mild summers when relocating to Des Plaines.

Getting an Education in Des Plaines
Community Consolidated School District 62 in Des Plaines is composed of eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one year-round K-8th grade school and one early learning center. Maine Township High School District 207 is composed of three high schools, one of which is located in Des Plaines. Additionally, Des Plaines is home to five private schools, and Oakton Community College, which offers 80 areas of study in preparation for transferring to a four-year university or starting a career.

Des Plaines Transportation
PACE Suburban Bus Service operates routes around several suburban areas including seven routes with stops in Des Plaines. Three of the routes operate every day of the week and the others operate only on weekdays. The Metra train service also operates in Des Plaines with transportation to the Chicago area primarily with the Union Pacific/Northwest Line. Des Plaines is located merely a few miles from the world’s busiest airport, O’Hare International Airport.

Recreation and Dining of Des Plaines
For an interesting family activity, head over to the McDonald’s #1 Store Museum located in Des Plaines. This museum is a recreation of the very first McDonald’s that was opened in 1955, and it includes the original food preparation equipment that was used when the first McDonald’s opened.

For a fun date night out, check out The Des Plaines Theatre, where you can see anything from stand-up comedians to dance shows in a beautiful 1920s venue that was originally built for vaudeville.

For the best burgers in fries in the city check out Paradise Pup. Paradise Pup has the best American cuisine in the whole area with reasonable prices; it’s great for a quick and delicious lunch! For a casual and great brunch with family or friends, head over to Sugar Bowl where the service is attentive and the pancakes are scrumptious! If sushi is your favorite meal, go to Oba Contemporary Japanese where you can get the best sushi in the city. The fried tofu and the sushi rolls are definitely the best items on the menu.

Moving to Des Plaines, IL
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Useful Links - Moving to Des Plaines
City Website
Chamber of Commerce

Station Address:
Address: 400 East Touhy Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018
United States
Mailing Address: 400 East Touhy Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (847) 296-5100
Fax: (847) 296-5586

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near Des Plaines, IL, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in Des Plaines, IL. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

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