Berwyn, IL
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Around Berwyn

Notable For

Berwyn is known for its performance venues, shops, and restaurants in the Depot District and along Ogden Avenue, Cermak Road, and Roosevelt Road. The city’s iconic Spindle, featuring eight cars impaled on a 50-foot spike, was immortalized in the film Wayne’s World, though the sculpture has since been taken down. More than anything, the residents of Berwyn rave about their community’s eclectic art scene and low property taxes. FitzGerald’s Nightclub is known nationally as a great music venue for folk, jazz, rock, and more.

Cost of Living

Homebuyers are attracted to Berwyn in part for its relative affordability. While the cost of living in Berwyn is a bit higher than the state average, its home prices and property taxes are much lower than nearby suburbs Oak Park and North Riverside.


Berwyn commuters have several train lines to choose from. The Metra runs through the south end of town along Stanley Avenue, and passengers have three stations to choose from. CTA riders might also head east into Cicero to catch the Pink Line or north into Oak Park for the Blue or Green Lines. Buses also offer public transportation along the city’s main roads. Drivers can use I-290 to get into Chicago. Chicago Midway International Airport is about a 20-minute drive away.


Berwyn is served by Berwyn North School District 98, Berwyn South School District 100, and J. Sterling Morton High School District 201. The north district has three elementary schools and one middle school, the south district has six elementary schools and two middle schools, and high school students attend J. Sterling Morton West High School.


The Depot District steals the show with beloved nightlife destinations like The Garage Smoke House & Bar, Olive or Twist, and The Outta Space arts venue. However, you’ll also find plenty to do on Roosevelt Road, where several music venues including the legendary FitzGerald’s showcase local talent and touring acts. Ogden Avenue and Cermak Road are also popular thoroughfares for restaurants and nightlife.


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