Great Places Popping Up Around Cook County

From Schroeder to Grand Portage and up the Gunflint Trail, Great Places are popping up all around us this summer. Moving Matters staff has been traveling the county, documenting the creation of these new great places. Some are hidden gems, while others are right out in the open. Wondering if a project is one of these new great places? Keep an eye out for the Great Place Race sticker!

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The Great Place Race projects bring lots of new ideas (and some great oldies) to spots near where we live, work, and play. These ideas are making places that welcome people in to spend time there. And the folks that came up with these ideas? They are are community members: friends, neighbors, family, local business owners, and Cook County doers.

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As we make our rounds to all the projects, we’ll continue to post updates on our Facebook page: We can’t wait to see all of these projects completed over the next weeks. Stay tuned for more photos and a cool video about these great places!