If you’re a DePaul freshman and you live on campus, you get to answer "yes" to this question.
Before coming to college I certainly didn't live close to the beach
. In fact, my backyard and entire surroundings were a corn field. Then I came to DePaul. My first week of college I probably went to the beach at least 3 times. It's an easy 20 minute walk East on Fullerton Ave
(see below). If you like to run, bike, or just be outside, you'll be in heaven.
It's not that I only love the beach because I can get a sun tan and throw a Frisbee
all day. More importantly, I love the beach because it's a sanctuary to escape the fast paced life of college. It's somewhere you can go and feel almost completely removed from the city. Coming from a small town, there were times when I was overwhelmed in Chicago and needed some extra space. I spent a good amount of time just staring at the lake and thinking. There's also a nice path next to the lake perfect for running or biking.
I took these pictures on a pretty stormy day, but they still capture the beauty of being so close to Lake Michigan.