Oak Park Offers Suburban Living Close to Downtown Chicago

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Oak Park is a beautiful, spirited community located just west of Downtown Chicago. The city is located within Cook County and offers easy access to Downtown Chicago along the CTA Blue and Green Lines trains. The community offers unique opportunities for those who want a more suburban feel with convenient access to Downtown Chicago, the suburbs and great home affordability.

Living options are varied and plentiful with a great deal of new development, condos and modern homes intertwined with larger, historic estates. First Community Management has worked with various residential buildings and associations throughout the years in Oak Park and looks forward to future community management opportunities as the neighborhood continues to evolve.

Explore All That Oak Park Has to Offer

From Ernest Hemingway to Frank Lloyd Write to Betty White and Ray Kroc, this is a community with a very rich history and a diverse background. The artistic and family-friendly city offers a long list of amenities, including good schools and parkland along the shores of the Chicago River.

The Oak Park area has one of the largest arts communities in this region. It is home to the Austin Avenue and Ridgeland Avenue areas, which include many popular destinations such as the Oak Park Festival Theatre and Circle Theater. The area is also home to the Frank Lloyd Write Home and Studio, the Oak Park Conservatory, Cheney Mansion, and the Edgar Rice Burroughs home. The Ridgeland Oak Park Historic District boasts a number of fantastic landmarks and historically beautiful buildings as well.

Oak Park Facts

  • Oak Park is home to about 52,000 people.
  • The median resident age here is about 39 years old. Compared to other communities in the area, it has a more family-centric feel.
  • The estimated median household income here, as of 2013, was $77,760, which is higher than the state overall.
  • The median house or condo value in 2013 in Oak Park was $325,434, again much higher than the surrounding areas of Chicago.

Oak Park is a lively community with plenty to offer both residents and visitors. The ample green space coupled with convenient shopping, local festivals and outstanding restaurants just a short drive from Downtown Chicago make this a standout community.

Source: www.city-data.com