a neighborhood a few miles northwest of Downtown Chicago,
sits just far enough away from downtown to offer some respite from the busy city, but close enough for residents to drive back and forth. Bus stops clustered along North Central and West Fullerton, on the southwest side of the neighborhood, provide public transportation options around the city. A few small city parks, scattered throughout the neighborhood, serve as popular places to go for a bit of exercise
and outdoor fun.
Residents with a sweet tooth don't go hungry in this neighborhood. An assortment of bakeries dot the road along West Diversey and West Fullerton Avenues. Choices include national chains like Dunkin' Donuts, statewide chains like Oak Mill Bakery, and local favorites like Somethin' Sweet Donuts and Happy Cake Bakery. Shoppers balance out the sweets with groceries from Aldi and Grand Food.
A large number of rentals, both houses
and apartments, provide accommodations for regular residents, as well as temporary housing for students from Northern Illinois University.