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Old 12-01-2011, 05:49 AM
 
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Before anyone jumps on me, I'm not saying that it is, I'm asking if it is.

If there are any others, can someone please list them so I can check them out on Google Streetview.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Not really. There are several suburbs that are walkable such as Oak Park. There are also many suburbs, while as a whole, might not be too walkable, but they have downtowns that are.

Why is this in the City vs. City thread?
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Walkable downtowns with surrounding neighborhoods that are walkable?
To name a few:
Arlington Heights
Barrington
Northbrook
Palatine
Des Plaines
Glen Ellyn
Naperville
Elmhurst
Park Ridge
And many more.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Oak Park/Forest Park and Evanston are the only suburban walkable areas with easy access to Chicago via frequent rapid transit (the el).
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Oak Park/Forest Park and Evanston are the only suburban walkable areas with easy access to Chicago via frequent rapid transit (the el).
And Park Ridge and Skokie and Wilmette and Cicero and Berwyn.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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And Park Ridge and Skokie and Wilmette and Cicero and Berwyn.
True, although, only OP and Evanston has the el running through its CBD. Once the Oakton yellow line stop is completed, Skokie will also have an el station in its CBD.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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And Park Ridge and Skokie and Wilmette and Cicero and Berwyn.
Slightly unrelated, but does Cicero even have a downtown besides the Cermak Rd area?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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Default Not really...

Cicero has no traditional "rail centric" downtown near its BNSF stop. There are walkable stretches near Morton College and the various parks and such (check out the nice library and rec facility near 34th & 55th) but no cohesive retail / municipal integration...

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Slightly unrelated, but does Cicero even have a downtown besides the Cermak Rd area?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Plenty of suburbs have walkable downtown areas. Many also have train stations in those places. How far are you willing to walk?
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Downtown Homewood is walkable.
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