Best Ways to Commute To Work From Ukrainian Village Chicago
Ukrainian village is a charming little neighborhood located in the West Town area of Chicago. Recently there has been an influx of young professionals moving into the community. It’s appealing to them for various reasons. It’s relatively affordable when compared to neighboring areas like Wicker Park and Bucktown. It’s safe, and it has an increasingly happening cafe, restaurant, and nightlife scene.
The convenient location is another thing that is attracting new residents. Ukrainian Village has plenty of transportation options available for getting to work, whether that’s in River North, Chicago Loop, or the suburbs.
So, let’s head over to Bite Cafe for a delicious cup of morning motivation, and explore some of the best ways to get you to your office.
Public Transportation (The CTA)
Ukrainian village is well connected to the public system in Chicago. Here are the routes available, and which is you take depending on where you work.
Bus Route 66
Route 66 will connect you with Michigan Avenue, or the magnificent mile, which is convenient if you work in Gold Coast or River North. You can catch it from various stops on Chicago Avenue, and it usually comes by every 10-15 minutes. In Ukrainian Village, the stops are on Leavitt St and Damen Ave.
It usually takes around 30 minutes to get to Michigan Ave from Ukranian village. You should take into consideration the time needed for walking to your bus station, and for getting coffee if you plan on doing so (you should).
The Blue Line
If you work in the Chicago Loop, the Blue Line might be your best bet. The Blue Line is a part of the “L” which is Chicago’s rapid transit system. From Ukrainian Village, you can hop on the L from the Milwaukee station, which is located on the corner of Chicago Ave and Milwaukee Ave.
For most people, it might be a bit too far of a walk from Ukrainian Village. You can take the number 66 bus to the L station instead. Once you’re on the L, it’s a quick ride to the Loop, about 10-15 minutes. Yout total commute shouldn’t be any more than 40 minutes from when you leave home.
Drive or take the Metra
If you work in the suburbs, you’ll need to either drive or take the Metra.
Metra is a commuter railroad system connecting downtown Chicago with various suburbs all over the Chicagoland area. The closest Metra station from Ukrainian Village is the Clybourn station, located on the intersection of Ashland and Cortland Ave. The station has parking facilities that you can access for a fee. Note that you can only access the North and Northwest suburbs from the Clybourn station. For suburbs in other areas, you’ll need to get to Union Station in the Loop.
If the Metra doesn’t work for you, you can drive. You can get on I-90 (also called The Dan Ryan Expressway) from Chicago Ave, and commute to the suburbs.
Besides being a convenient place to commute to work from, Ukrainian Village has a lot more going on. It was recently named one of the hottest neighborhoods in the country, based on people interested in property there. If you’re interested in learning more about the properties available in Ukrainian Village, make sure to check it out here.