You don't need a car to get here. Metra Electric provides excellent service from Millenium Park to the 115th Street station. Best buy is the $5 weekend pass. Also on the South Shore Line from Indiana (same station). Walk east, neighborhood begins at NE corner of 115th/Cottage Grove and runs up to 111th. Neighboorhood is OK.
Contrary to what previous reviewer said there are two eateries that I am aware of, a railroad themed McDonald's on 115th and the Pullman Tavern (113th?). There may be a couple more but I can't remember them.
Best time to visit is during the Homes Tour as the Hotel Florence and Pullman Works are open for tours. Tours of selected homes as well, but some of the owners are VERY pretentious, so this may put some people off.
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