Park Ridge. A stone’s throw from Chicago, it is home to the Pickwick Theatre, a celebrated art deco building constructed in 1928. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, its original large five-aisle design remains intact. For you movie buffs, the Pickwick was also a backdrop for the opening title of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert’s “At The Movies.”
When it comes to apartment living, Park Ridge is just the ticket. A sneak preview reveals a beautiful courtyard building close to shops (including grocery stores), restaurants, schools and the Metra. The rental homes themselves begin with hardwood floors, kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryer and designer light fixtures. A balcony or terrace is also available, perfect for checking out the very courtyard that won Park Ridge’s landscaping beautification award. Two thumbs up.