Morton Grove is a suburb in Cook County, Illinois. It is located about 18 miles north of downtown Chicago. The West Loop is bordered by Grand Avenue on the north, the Eisenhower Expressway on the south, Ashland Avenue on the west, and the Chicago River on the east. It is a vibrant and dynamic neighborhood that continues to evolve and grow into one of the best neighborhoods in Chicago.
Morton Grove was established in 1895. The first mayor, George Harrer was of German descent, as were most early settlers of Morton Grove. The largest park in the suburb is named after him. The village is named after former United States Vice President Levi Parsons Morton, who was the driving force behind allowing the old Miller’s Mill (now Lincoln Avenue) road to pass through the upstart neighborhood, and provide goods to trade and sell.
Morton Grove is a growing community with just over 8.000 residents and has been selected by a number of magazines as one of the best places to live due to its affordable housing, low taxes, top-rated schools, great jobs, and wide open spaces for leisure. It has easy access to the Metra transit lines, Pace bus services, and interstate highways 94 and 294, which allow for businesses to grow and develop in the charming suburb. The area has mostly quiet, residential neighborhoods with single-family homes and apartments contributing to the high quality of life of the suburb.