The village of Forest Park, Illinois is situated in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Forest Park. There are a few green spaces close by for residents to explore, such as Station Park and Maple Park, and they are very well-located, which makes it easy to get to them. Due to the presence of few people out and about on the streets, this village remains relatively quiet; however there can be more noise for those who are closer to one of the railway lines or Eisenhower Expressway.
Forest Park experienced its biggest housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available properties are from this era. Around one third of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. Home owners occupy about 55% of the units in the village while the rest are rented. This village has a selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
The closest grocery store in this village is typically only a short walk away. Additionally, those who like to eat in restaurants or cafes will have a fair number of choices in Forest Park. A good selection of clothing stores is also situated within a reasonably short walking distance, for instance on Madison Street. When it comes to education, in this village, house buyers will typically be able to get to primary as well as high schools by walking. Property owners benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
Forest Park permits home owners to move around using different means of transportation. Forest Park features a good public transit system. Rapid transit stations, including Forest Park Station and Harlem Station with access to the Blue Line, are ordinarily relatively close by from the majority of homes in the village. The village is served by about 10 bus lines, and most properties are very close to a bus stop. Driving is very often the favored method of transportation in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The majority of real estate listings are a short car ride from the closest highway, such as Eisenhower Expressway, and parking is quite easy. Walking is very feasible for house buyers in this village; all common errands can be run on foot, and there are also a fair number of businesses in proximity.