• About

    Botanical Heights, formerly known as McRee Town (or as we like to think of ourselves: the new and improved McRee Town) is an up-and-coming neighborhood, conveniently located between I-64 and I-44 and with easy access to numerous attractions and businesses. Our neighborhood is fortunate to have many organizations helping us grow. Neighborhood Organizations and Resources …

  • Playground

    Botanical Heights Neighborhood Association’s most recent undertaking is the creation of a new playground on the corner of Thurman and Blaine, which will provide a safe and inspirational place for neighborhood children to play. With a grant from KaBoom!, underwritten by PNC Bank, generous donations from Willert Home Products, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, UIC, the GDC, a …

  • Business and Development

    So much is happening in Botanical Heights, it’s hard to keep up. The following are all courtesy of our visionary resident architects/developers, UIC: City Garden Montessori Charter School moved into a rehabbed building in August 2012 Olio and Elaia – a wine bar and restaurant, opened in November 2012 Chouquette – a french pastry shop, …

  • Gardens

    Keeping true to its name, Botanical Heights boasts a number of gardens, including: the Community Garden (consisting of vegetable beds, an Orchard, and a Prairie Garden);  a Rain Garden, located at the Playground site; and  the International Institute’s Global Farm South.