Joliet is experiencing a modern day renaissance. Once an industrial city, the community has reinvented itself as a tourist destination with a robust and diverse economy. Joliet is the county seat of Will County, Illinois, situated southwest of Chicago on the leading edge of the metropolitan area. Joliet is less than an hour from downtown Chicago by car or commuter rail. Located close to the Joliet central business district, Larkin Village is convenient to all the amenities the city has to offer. Additionally, the area surrounding Larkin Village includes local retail stores, Louis Joliet Mall, restaurants, public transportation services, parks and forest preserves.