MIDWAY — Exactly how close can you live to an airport runway?
Really, REALLY close.
Pockets of houses to the west and north are sandwiched between railroad tracks leading to a sprawling train yard a half mile south and the airport’s walls, each stretching a mile in all directions.
Seeing how close Garfield Ridge folks live to the onslaught of trains and plains suggest a high tolerance for noise.
Some seek out the sounds. Drive down Central Avenue 55th Street, west and north of the airport — and you’ll see visitors from all over the city pulling binoculars to their eyes in their cars for a glimpse of giant planes leaving Chicago or returning home.
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