Austin, Chicago, Illinois
Located on the west side of Chicago, Austin encompasses three sub-neighborhoods: North Austin, South Austin and Galewood. This diverse community lies just east of Oak Park and is a short commute from downtown Chicago - residents use Interstate 290, also known as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway, and the L's Green Line to get to the Loop.
Austin is home to several parks, including Columbus Park, which features a golf course and gymnasium. Columbus Park spans more than 135 acres and includes a fishing lagoon, outdoor swimming pool, baseball fields and basketball courts.
Residents of this Chicago neighborhood enjoy dining at eateries like Al's Grill in nearby Oak Park. The diversity of the community is reflected in the activities available to its residents. Catch a free musical performance at a local park or stroll around and admire some of the neighborhood's architecture - the Austin Town Hall Park Field House was modeled after Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
This tight-knit community also hosts many events to benefit its residents. Kids can participate in recreational sports, while adults are encouraged to attend town hall meetings that address important issues like education.