Morton Grove, a village in Cook County, Illinois, has a population of approximately 23,000 people on 5.1 square miles of land.
The No. 3 best place to raise your kids in the U.S. according to a 2012 report by BusinessWeek, Morton Grove, a suburb about 15 miles from Chicago, is part of a park district that comprises 14 parks totaling more than 70 acres, two outdoor pools, a museum, four field houses, a 50,000-square-foot community center, and an outdoor ice rink, part of the Morton Grove Park District. The village is home to several high-performing schools, including Hynes Elementary School, Park View Elementary School, Golf Middle School, and Melzer School.
The Village of Morton Grove was also selected by Family Circle magazine as one of the nation's "10 Best Towns for Families". The article appears in Family Circle's August 2007 edition where the publication announced the results of its search to identify the best communities across the country that combine big-city opportunities with suburban charm, a blend of affordable housing, good jobs, top-rated schools, wide-open spaces and a lot less stress.
Visit the Village of Morton Grove website for more information, village services and activities.