Introduction to Summit, Illinois
Summit, Illinois, in Cook county, is 4 miles S of Berwyn, Illinois and 9 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Summit has a population of 10,637.
Summit is located along the Illinois & Michigan Canal. In 1845, canal commissioners sold a lot of land in the area to make up for various construction costs. Peter Kern bought much of what would become Summit in 1851. Summit was incorporated in 1890.
Summit and nearby Attractions
- Summit Village Hall
- Summit Public Library
- Antioch Baptist Church
- LaGrange Cemetery
- Unity Temple
- Brookfield Zoo
Things To Do In Summit
Summit is home to some beautiful churches. Antioch Baptist Church, Archer Avenue Christian Reformed Church and Argo Temple Church of God all attract tourists with their gorgeous architecture. Hanover Park and Summit Park offer various recreational facilities in the midst of greenery.
Chicago Midway International Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Summit Higher Education
Morton College, Moraine Valley Community College, Loyola University Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology provide higher education to the people of Summit.