Community Profile

Summit, Illinois is a historic, diverse community located in the heart of southwest metropolitan Chicagoland.

Geographic Location

The village's strategic location, diverse ethnic background, and aggressive economic development plans create ideal opportunities for domestic and international business investment and growth within the community. Summit is directly connected to Interstate 55, with two interchanges flowing into and out of the village. Summit borders Chicago on the eastern side of the village, separated by Harlem Avenue, a major metropolitan roadway experiencing heavy traffic volume.

Summit's neighbor to the southeast is the village of Bridgeview, which boasts Toyota Park, built in 2006 and home to the Chicago Fire, Chicago's own Major League Soccer club. Toyota Park also hosts concerts and numerous other events throughout the year. On Summit's southwest border lies the village of Bedford Park, a small population community with a large, thriving business park. 


Summit is situated four miles west of Chicago's Midway International Airport and Orange Line commuter rail. The village also has an Amtrak stop allowing direct travel to and from Chicago's downtown district, as well as central Illinois and beyond. 

Economic Development

The village of Summit has undertaken economic development projects by way of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in various designated areas, including 63rd Street on the south side of the village, less than one mile from Bridgeview's Toyota Park. The 63rd Street TIF uses village funds to improve infrastructure aimed to facilitate business development in these areas.

Summit's opportunities for business investment and growth within the community have never been better. The village is committed to promoting business investment, growth, and sustainability in the 21st century. 

Additional Information

Interested parties are encouraged to email Michael Porfiro, village administrator, for details on available properties and related policy information. Zoning information is available for perusal on the village website under the business section.