Greater Grand Crossing Neighborhood

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GREATER GRAND CROSSING NEIGHBORHOOD OF CHICAGO

Greater Grand Crossing is one of Chicago’s 77 recognized communities and is located in the South Side of Chicago.  The Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago is identified as community number 69.

GREATER GRAND CROSSING HISTORY

In the 1850’s Illinois Central was building tracks across the rail lines owned by Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad.  It was a dangerous train crossing that lead to a severe train accident in 1853 that killed 18 people and injured 40 more.  However, with the area already being serviced by the railroads it became a southern suburb of Chicago.  In 1889 it was annexed into Chicago and grew even more with the 1893 with the World’s Columbian Exposition.

GREATER GRAND CROSSING TRANSPORTATION

Metra provides service at the 75th Street and South Chicago Avenue station and the CTA Red Line provides service at both the 69th Street and 79th Street stations.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Greater Grand Crossing is within 30 minutes of downtown Chicago, which offers the following must see’s for Arts and Culture.

  • The John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • The Field Museum of Natural History
  • The Museum of Science and Industry
  • The Adler Planetarium
  • The Art Institute of Chicago

SPORTS AND LEISURE

For those interested in more athletic endeavors Chicago offers a wide variety of professional sports teams.

  • Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Sky
  • Chicago White Sox

Chicago offers many water-related and outdoor leisure time activities.  In addition to over 500 parks, the Chicago Park District has over 30 beaches, nine lakefront harbors, 16 lagoons, and thousand of sports programs.

Navy Pier and Millennium Park are two Chicago landmark and tourist destinations.  Other top destinations include Maggie Daley Park, the Buckingham Fountain, and the Lincoln Park Zoo.

 

 

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    Greater Grand Crossing Neighborhood of Chicago Schools

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    773-535-0618
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    773-535-3070
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    773-535-3030
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    773-535-3085
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    773-535-3035
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    773-535-3870
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    773-535-3045
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    773-535-0690
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    773-651-1221
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