Based on a recent study by Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, Chicago commuters spend around 70 hours in traffic each year giving Chicago the awful distinction of being ranked number one city for traffic congestion. That astounded us here at Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group.

The amount of traffic congestion in Chicago is yet another reason why a home in Elmhurst provides countless advantages. Elmhurst’s close proximity to downtown Chicago and the Loop means residents have less commute to reach downtown businesses. Better yet, if you live in Elmhurst, you don’t need to drive. Metra’s Union Pacific West Line stops conveniently in Elmhurst and nearby suburbs to provide a quick and affordable trip to Chicago.

A house in Elmhurst offers so much more than a family home in a great neighborhood. You can save time by limiting time in traffic, save money by using Metra to travel to Chicago and avoid costly parking (especially since parking rates just went up this year), and limit your travel stress. Elmhurst is perfectly located for business professionals who still seek a family-friendly neighborhood.