Chicago is only about twenty miles from my house.
At night I can see the light pollution from the Windy City erasing the stars from the sky.
And yet, as close as it is, it might as well be a hundred miles away. To get up and drive into the city would take a bare minimum of two hours, but probably closer to four hours. Physically Chicago is very close, but the logistics of actually traveling to the city are a nightmare. Glenview, Il is a great place to live, but living so close to a major city doesn’t have all the perks you think it would. I love Glenview, but I haven’t been to Chicago in several months, and even then it was just to pick up someone from the airport. But why would I need to go there, when Glenview has everything I need? They recently opened a mega-store for both residential and commercial HVAC products, and that has been a real godsend. I am an HVAC tech here in Glenview, and I used to have parts shipped from the chicago warehouse several times a week. Now I can just go to the local HVAC store here in Glenview and get anything I might need for any kind of repair or installation job. It is the size of a Home Depot, but it’s only for HVAC products, and since it’s in Glenview I only have to drive two miles to get there. Talk about convenience! This makes Glenview an even more comfortable place to live, and to work.