Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
11 minutes to Chicago Loop
23 minutes to O’Hare Airport
22 minutes to Midway Airport
CTA Blue Line at Damen, Milwaukee and North Avenue, The Metra Station at Cortland
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. The Metra stops at Cortland, the CTA blue line station is at Damen, Milwaukee and North Avenues, and the Kennedy Expressway is nearby making this area convenient for travel.
A few miles south is Michigan Avenue’s “Magnificent Mile”, one of the most elite retail districts in the nation. The “Mile” features such exclusive shops as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman-Marcus, Marshall Field’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.
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 alternative range from elegant courses at Ambria 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.
Places of Worship
All major denominations are represented in the metropolitan area.