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Prairie Crossing train station
One of Two Prairie Crossing/Libertyville Train Stations

The Federal Transit Administration announced in 2005 that at least one-quarter of all American households is likely to seek housing near transit over the next 20 years. Cities such as Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco will offer the biggest increases in demand near mass transit stops. This is predicted to be "the biggest shift in housing since Americans flocked to the suburbs after World War II".

Prairie Crossing is unique in this respect - two Metra stations are within easy walking distance of the community. Often cited as a 'transit oriented development', Prairie Crossing is named after the two Metra commuter lines that cross next to the community. Many residents of Prairie Crossing have already chosen to live here due in part to its access to transit.

Prairie Crossing train station
Many of the homes at Prairie Crossing are within easy walking distance of the Metra commuter rail stations.

The two Libertyville/Prairie Crossing Metra stations offer a wide range of transit options. From one station, passengers can reach Chicago's Union Station in a little over an hour on Metra's North line. From the other station, passengers can get to O'Hare International Airport in 35 minutes as well as to downtown Chicago on Metra's North Central line. Almost 300 trains a week stop at the two Prairie Crossing/Libertyville stations, offering virtually unprecedented rail access for a suburban community.

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Zipcar, Chicagoland's largest car sharing organization, is now at Prairie Crossing! As a unique and sustainable alternative to car ownership, Zipcar is consistent with the "Convenient and Efficient Transportation" Guiding Principle of Prairie Crossing. Visit the Prairie Crossing Zipcar website for reduced-price memberships!


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