Neighborhood

O'Hare


 
  

Neighborhood Description

The O'Hare community area, whose borders include O'Hare International Airport, is seen as a major commercial center, boasting a high concentration of corporate jobs, shopping options, and entertainment. The area was not always this way, though. O'Hare, then called Orchard Place, was a sparsely populated area when, in 1942, Douglas Aircraft took over Orchard Place for the production of cargo planes for World War II. 

"The facility became a commercial airport" after production for the war ended, "and in 1947 the Chicago City Council picked it as the site for the city's new international airport," when they were looking to expand air travel beyond the busy Midway Airport. Land values began to climb with the success of the new airport, which was named for aviator Edward H. “Butch” O'Hare, and soon after, corporations began moving into the area so they could take advantage of the "proximity to other cities provided by the airport."

Neighborhood Links
 
Greater O’Hare Association
 
History of O’Hare
 
 
Resources in O’Hare
 
Hospitals
 
Shriners Hospital for Children
(773) 622-5400
2211 North Oak Park Avenue
 
Our Lady of The Resurrection Medical Center
(773) 282-7000
5645 West Addison Street
 
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
(630) 833-6153
 
Glory Home Health Care Management, Inc.
(773) 625-6153
3559 North Cumberland Avenue
 
Westlake Hospital
(708) 681-3000
1225 West Lake Street
 
Chicago Read Mental Health Center
(773) 774-8000
4200 North Oak Park Avenue
 
Resurrection Hospital
(773) 744-8000
7435 West Talcott Avenue
 
Portage Park Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic
(773) 725-0260
5419 West Irving Park Road
 
Abell Animal Hospital
(773) 631-6727
6032 North Northwest Highway
 
 
 
Post Office
 
US Post Office
(847) 825-1111
333 Busse Highway
 
US Post Office
(708) 867-7090
7101 W Gunnison Street
 
 
Schools
 
Westwood College
(877) 386-4835
8501 West Higgins , Suite 100
 
Dirksen Elementary School
(773) 534-1090
8601 West Foster Avenue
 
New Horizons Computer Learning
(847) 544-1500
8550 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
 
Illinois School of Health Careers
(773) 444-0300
8750 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
 
Our Lady Mother of the Church
(773) 625-3369
8747 West Lawrence Avenue
 
DeVry University
(773) 695-1000
8550 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
 
John Robert Powers
(773) 413-6400
8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
 
Keller Graduate School of Management
(773) 695-9111
8501 West Higgins Road
 
Brickton Montessori School
(773) 714-9897
8622 West Catalpa Avenue
 
American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
(773) 693-9300
8725 West Higgins Road
 
 
Grocery Stores
 
Jewel-Osco
(773) 625-2055
4734 North Cumberland Avenue
 
Butera Market
(708) 456-5939
4411 North Cumberland Avenu
 
Johnny’s Corner Store, Inc.
(773) 399-0900
5431 Northeast River Road
 
Caputo’s Fresh Markets
(708) 453-0155
2560 North Harlem Avenue
 
H Mart Midwest Inc.
(847) 581-1212
7801 North Waukegan Road
 
A&G Fruit Market
(773) 777-4480
5630 West Belmont Avenue
 
Dominick’s
(847) 696-2360
1900 South Cumberland Avenue
 
 
Cool Places to Eat
 
Gino’s East of Chicago
(773) 444-2244
8725 West Higgins Road
Cuisine: Italian
 
Mama Mia’s Pizzaria
(773) 625-8500
4638 North Cumberland Avenue
Cuisine: Italian
 
Basilico Ristorante
(708) 452-6400
4701 North Cumberland Avenue
Cuisine: Italian
 
Cabana Club
(773) 399-1100
5431 Northeast River Road
 
McDonald’s
(773) 625-4343
4550 North Cumberland Avenue
Cuisine: Fast Food
 
Pazzo’s Cucina Italiana
(773) 280-1050
8725 West Higgins Road
Cuisine: Italian
 
Deli Time
(773) 280-1050
8745 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Cuisine: Delicatessen
 
Deli’s of America
(773) 714-0702
5440 North Cumberland Avenue
Cuisine: Delicatessen