The village of Oak Lawn, Illinois is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The character of Oak Lawn is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some parts can be quite loud, especially near one of the railway lines. Lastly, it is easy to get to parks in the village since there are about 30 of them nearby for residents to enjoy.
In Oak Lawn, roughly two thirds of the dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area has a variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 80% of the population of this village own their home while the rest are renters. The median year of construction for dwellings in this village is 1968.
It is typically practical for house buyers in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area to shop for their groceries on foot. 95th Street is among the best streets for food stores. Moreover, Oak Lawn is a fairly good place in which to go out to eat, and residents benefit from around 10 cafes as well. It is also a rather short walk to a reasonable variety of clothing stores. When it comes to education, residents will welcome the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from most, if not all, houses for sale in this village. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
It is convenient for pedestrians to get around in Oak Lawn; many common errands can be run on foot. Driving is a reasonably good mode of transportation in Oak Lawn. Parking is quite easy. However, this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, residents are served by the Oak Lawn Station with access to the Southwest Service Line. House owners benefit from a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is generally just around the corner.