Commuting, Parking, and Biking

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Homewood’s charming downtown is home to an eclectic mix of residences with restaurants, boutique stores and cultural and educational experiences. In addition, Homewood’s downtown is ideally situated within blocks of the Metra station to be pedestrian and bike and transit-friendly.

The Metra Electric Line provides environmentally-friendly, fast and consistently reliable service to numerous stops in Chicago for work or play. Chicago is 30 minutes by train from Homewood during rush hour service. Plan your trip here.

There's no need to go to Chicago to catch the Amtrak. College students can take the train to University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and a variety of places all around the country.

Easy access and an extensive transportation network has made Homewood a top 20 transit suburb by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University.

Homewood's geographic position is ideal with quick access to the Tri-State Tollway (I-80, I-94/I-294), the Bishop Ford Freeway, I-57 and Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30) as well as Amtrak rail service.

Downtown Parking

Learn more about parking, including commuter and senior citizen parking.


Homewood is a great place to be if you are into bicycling, either for cruising around town or fitness. Well-marked bike lanes, safe streets, a strong cycling culture, and local off-street paths make life on two wheels easy in Homewood. Review Homewood's bike plan.

Residents can bike to the Metra station or take a family ride with ample room on the road.

See Homewood's bike map here before planning your pedal-powered trip through town.

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