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Location & Transportation

Location

With a strategic location approximately 30 miles due south of downtown Chicago, Chicago Heights has access to all the big-city amenities while maintaining a tranquil suburban lifestyle. The city sits at the crossroads of Lincoln Highway (Route 30) and the Dixie Highway, just a few miles from the Indiana border.

Its position on the south side of Chicago places the city in the heart of the Chicagoland’s extensive transportation network. Interstates 57, 80, 294 and 394 are all close by, offering convenient and efficient regional and national travel. Cost-efficient public transportation options cater to both commuters and visitors, as well. Pace offers several bus routes through Chicago Heights, which includes a new regional transfer station downtown, and those looking for a link to the Loop access nearby Metra commuter rail stations in Olympia Fields. As for commercial air travel, flyers utilize the Gary/Chicago International Airport (22 miles from Chicago Heights), Midway International Airport (23 miles from Chicago Heights) and O’Hare International Airport (49 miles from Chicago Heights).

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