"The City of Destiny" Des Plaines by DSwede
Des Plaines Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 18 photos
Des Plaines is labeled as the City of Destiny. I'm not sure how or why that came to be, but if you read all the signs and flags around the area, you will see that I'm not lying.
I've worked in Des Plaines for ~9 years. During that time, I have lived in various suburbs and the downtown area of Chicago itself.
Des Plaines is a relatively quiet suburb on the northwest side of Chicago, about 3 miles directly north of O'Hare airport.
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- Pros:Its small historic center is right on the Metra rail, making commuting easy.
- Cons:Very limited nightlife.
- In a nutshell:Home to the original McDonald's, otherwise a very quiet town.
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