Morton Grove is very family friendly and community oriented. Morton Grove has a variety of things for people to do including shopping and dining, as well as community activities such as farmer markets and free outdoor concerts. Local businesses are supported by the community, as well as the local schools. The school district is perfect for a child to be raised in, and the school faculty is very nice and accepting. Anyone would be lucky to be raised or live in Morton Grove.
Heart of the Neighborhood
The Morton Grove Historical Museum is a place where Morton Grove's history is preserved. The museum's mission is to promote, maintain and interpret the community's history, as well as archive and educate the community itself about it as it grows and changes. Exhibits include "Farming Morton Grove," which features local farmers and farms that are produced in this very village.
What We Love Most
Morton Grove strives to strengthen the relationship between its police force and the community through the Citizens Police Academy. It's not designed to turn residents into officers, but instead teach residents what it's like to run the police department and what it means to enforce the law. Even better, the class is free to participants.
Best Way to Get Around
Residents can drive from Morton Grove to Chicago via I-94 or I-90. For those who want to skip the drive, the Metra's Milwaukee District North train line also goes into Union Station in downtown Chicago. Morton Grove is located about 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.
In 2007, Family Circle Magazine rated Morton Grove one of the nation’s ten best cities for families.
The village, located 13 miles northwest of the Loop and 8 miles northeast of O’Hare Airport, is right in the thick of the action, bordered by Glenview, Skokie, Niles, and the Edens Expressway. Though primarily residential in character, with modest single-family homes and, to a lesser extent, small apartment buildings, Morton Grove is by no means lacking for retail and commercial activity. What’s more, a giant swath of Cook County Forest Preserve bisects the village, offering wonderful recreational opportunities to walkers and bikers by providing easy access to the North Branch Trail, which meanders 20 miles from the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago through Morton Grove, and then to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. As an added bonus, commuting residents are blessed by the close proximity of the Metra train, which cuts diagonally through the heart of the village, with stops about a half a mile south of Dempster Street and a quarter-mile north of Golf Road.