Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
5 minutes to Chicago Loop
27 minutes to O’Hare Airport
22 minutes to Midway Airport
Travel is easy with the elaborate system of expressways and public transportation. Taxis, buses, the subway and elevated trains make transportation convenient within the city and to and from the surrounding suburbs. A direct rail line to O’Hare International Airport stops in the area. The Edens, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Stevenson, and Dan Ryan Expressways link the area with the rest of the city and suburbs.
In addition to the Chicago public schools, renowned private and parochial schools in the area offer an alternative to area residents. Private elementary schools include Montessori School Near-North. Exclusive private high schools include the Latin School of Chicago, Francis Parker School, Quigley Seminary North and St. Ignatius College Prep.
Michigan Avenue’s “Magnificent Mile” is among the most elite retail districts in the nation. The “Mile” features such exclusive shops as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman-Marcus, Macy’s, and Bloomingdale’s. Water Tower Place is an elaborate eight floor indoor Mall featuring more than 120 specialty shops, several restaurants and seven cinemas. Located adjacent to the Ritz Carlton Hotel, shoppers might stop for high tea in the afternoon.
The Lakefront provides the setting for an endless array of activities, from swimming and boating to bike trails and jogging paths. Entertainment is just a short ride away. The Lincoln Park Zoo, the Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium are facilities that promote fun and learning for all ages. The nightlife in Chicago is extravagant with clubs open until the early morning hours. Music options run the gamut from rock to rap and blues to jazz. Dining alternatives range from elegant courses at Charlie Trotter's to informal novelty at Ed Debevic’s. Regardless of the evening preference, Chicago’s collection of fine restaurants, city attractions, clubs and recreational activities provide endless opportunities for everyone.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Streeterville is associated with Northwestern University. The 723-bed facility employs over 1,000 attending and resident medical professionals. This hospital is a designated trauma center for emergency care.
Places of Worship
All major denominations are represented throughout the metropolitan area.