Oak Park

A leading community in the west suburban region, Oak Park also claims an enviable location with outstanding proximity to downtown Chicago and excellent access to public transportation. The village boasts seven stations on the CTA's Blue and Green lines, as well as a convenient downtown Metra station.

Oak Park is a welcoming multi-cultural community and has worked to maintain its diverse nature over the last four decades. Known throughout the country as having the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes in the world, the village also offers a wide array of housing choices ranging from vintage to new construction, and from Victorian to Prairie School styles.

With 13 parks and its own conservatory, Oak Park is also a regional leader in environmental initiatives and programs. Whether your interest is composting or car-sharing, you will find that Oak Park supports green, clean and sustainable initiatives and businesses. A bike friendly community with active cycle clubs, the village is located less than a mile from the trailhead of the Illinois Prairie Path and has great access to other bike trail networks.

Oak Park also has a very active arts community and is home to numerous theatre and dance companies, music venues and art galleries. The Oak Park Art League, a community based visual arts center, provides classes, lectures and exhibitions on a regular basis, while the symphony of Oak Park and River Forest recently celebrated its 79th birthday.

With highly regarded schools, an award winning library system and a top notch park district, Oak Park is an easy choice for families seeking quality housing in an historic, diverse and dynamic community.

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