The near north suburbs of Chicago have many things in common – outstanding public and private schools, Metra commuter rail service for quick and easy travel into Chicago, close proximity to the Lake Michigan shoreline and to O’Hare Airport. A comprehensive array of housing options exist in communities with walkable downtowns featuring quaint shops, theatres and excellent dining.
The area has miles of bike trails through forest preserves. Outdoor adventurists can bike their way to the Skokie Lagoons for some leisurely kayaking and then proceed north on the trail up to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Award winning golf courses dot the area, many of them providing backyard views for homeowners.
Park Ridge is home to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, the leading health care provider in Chicago's north and northwest suburbs. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment and medical technologies.
The near west suburbs also hold high appeal. Consistently rated as one of the top places to live in America by Money Magazine, Naperville is a family-friendly suburb. Take a walk downtown along the Riverwalk and dine at one of Naperville's many great restaurants or learn about the history of the city at NaperSettlement.
Downers Grove is home to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, providing a full range of medical services and featuring DuPage County's only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence.
Nearby Oakbrook offers Oakbrook Center, a spectacular outdoor mall recognized as a premier shopping destination in Chicago's western suburbs. The Bath & Tennis Club, a village-owned facility secluded on 20 acres of woodlands, is another community gem. The club offers tennis courts in a wooded setting and three choices of pools. The focal point of the club is the wood-and-glass architecture of the clubhouse. With its elegant, country-lodge decor and striking view of the lake, the clubhouse makes for an excellent setting for dining, meetings, weddings, and showers.
Hospital Locations (Illinois): Park Ridge, Downers Grove
Urgent Care Locations (Illinois): Niles, Walgreens Locations, Arlington Heights, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Glen Ellyn, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Northfield, Plainfield, Romeoville,Villa Park, Westmont
Clinic Locations (Illinois): Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Glenview, Lombard, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Plainfield, South Downers Grove