Travel to Berwyn
Berwyn’s Depot District is a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) area situated along the Metra/BNSF Railway corridor. Centered around three train stops, this area is designed as an active transportation hub that encourages transit ridership while staying at a scale that is safe for pedestrians. Berwyn is conveniently located within one mile of two major transportation arteries, the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to the north and the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to the south. Additionally, both O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway International Airport (MDW) are within easy driving distance.
Berwyn’s Depot District hosts MacNeal Hospital which is Berwyn’s largest medical center and services a large amount of the area’s residents while also being the town’s biggest employer. As big as MacNeal Hospital is now, it once had humble beginnings inside Arthur MacNeal’s home on 33rd St and Oak Park Ave. The small hospital started when MacNeal realized the growing area desperately needed its own medical facility. Arthur MacNeal formed what was called Berwyn Hospital in 1919 with Dr. Stephens and a nurse, Ellie Raesie. The hospital has undergone many changes since 1919 and is now a huge medical center that takes up an entire block of space in the Depot District. The hospital has received several awards for its excellence in service and state of the art equipment.
The Depot District is home to a mecca for artists and collectors alike. Here there are tons of great shopping locations to choose from – all with their own unique set of themes and styles. For the horror and science fiction movie fans there is Horrorbles, which sells horror and sci-fi movie replicas and originals and has an outstanding collection of films to browse though. This place is perfect for any horror-seeking collector. For the more vintage collector Exquisite Revisit not only boasts a huge collection of interesting and unique vintage pieces but also has B-Side Records inside of the store as a separate section. So whether you’re into music or are obsessed with comic books there’s something for the treasure hunter in everyone at Berwyn’s Depot District: Collectors Row.
|B-Side Records– This small but diverse record store is actually hosted inside Exquisite Revisit. They have a large selection and variety in their record collection and are sure to have something to suite any record collector’s taste.|
|Fly Right Gifts- If you’re more into natural and homemade products than Fly Right Gifts is the perfect place for you! Fly Right sells natural versions of many different commercial products. Go Green with the help of Fly Right’s great selection of bath, kitchen, and pet products.|
|Horrorbles- A treasure trove for Horror and Sci-Fi fans. A life-size replica of Jason Voorhees, from the movie Friday the 13th, greets customers while they look through the huge selection of horror and sci-fi related memorabilia.|
|Kim’s Kreation’s- If you have a special occasion coming up then Kim’s Kreations definitely has what you need to make your party the best it can be. Kim has many different beautiful decorative and ornamental items like candles, flower arrangements, and center pieces, all for sale.|
|Play It Retro- If you’re a fan of retro video games and movies then this is the store for you! Play It Retro sells and resells games and consoles from the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s.|
|Reel Art Collectibles- For the collector of virtually everything. This place is perfect for the “geek” in everyone. Shop here for comic books, vintage movie posters, and super rare throwback toys from your childhood.|