Where is Beverly, Morgan Park, Chicago?
Beverly Hills, Morgan Park is located as far South and West as you can go and still be in the City of Chicago! Via car, (15-20 min. from Loop to Halsted),exit Exit I57 at Halsted(99th), stay on the frontage road(98th), do not turn on Halsted go to 99th Street and curve to the right. Procede West on 99th through East Beverly to Longwood Drive. You are at the center of Beverly/Morgan Park. You can go left(South) on Longwood to reach "Downtown Beverly" at 10300 and Longwood Drive. Via Metra Train from Downtown at Lasalle Street Station or from Joliet,(31 min. to 103rd), For "Downtown Beverly" exit at 103rd Street Station. Walk East for East Beverly and West for Central and West Beverly. There are shops, cafes etc. at Metra Stops at 95th(North Bev/Central Bev border), 99th(NCentral), 107th(Bev/MP border) and 111th(Morgan Park) Residential Metra stops are 91st(North Beverly) and 115th(Morgan Park.) Via bus travel down Western Avenue and get off anywhere between 9100 and 11500 South.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I guess you have figured it out by now, but I LOVE the south side and especially BEVERLY and MORGAN PARK! I love it that I can walk, bike or drive in about a minute to a wonderful local grocery store like County Fair enjoy home cooked meals at Ken's Restaurant, when I don't feel like cooking, or hang out with some authentic Irish folks at Keegans Irish Pub,(that is when I get bored with the authentic Irish dude that I live with!). Never! I can walk with my daughter to a beautiful tree filled park like Crescent Park or any of the other beautiful parks in the area and enjoy an ice cream treat at the Beverly Coffee Shop at 111th and Fairfield just steps from where I grew up. All the while meeting and greeting wonderful friends old and new! Well, I made a new friend the other day. I heard the jingle, jingle of Tony the knife guy and his custom made sharpening cart. He has been traveling around Beverly and Morgan Park for years sharpening residents knives and tools. When I went out to meet him several other neighbors brought their wares out and we had a little impromptu get together while waiting for our things to be sharpened. I had a little chat with Tony and found out he is from the southern area of Italy, "down in the boot", and has been here in this country for many years. I found out he used to bake pastries in Italy when he was young. He told me about one of his specialties and promised me he would bring a sample to me. A few days later he arrived at my door with lovely white pastry box and inside were the delights that he enjoyed making long ago. They were thick, crusted, spiral shaped, horns filled with a creamy, lemony, ricotta cheese mixture, bellisimo! Life is strange and wonderful! Sometimes I just stop and think about how much I enjoy life and all of it's interesting twists and turns and living in Beverly/Morgan Park is a big part of the reason why.