The village of Oak Park, Illinois is situated in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Oak Park offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case closer to Eisenhower Expressway or one of the railway lines. Finally, public green spaces, such as Lindberg Park and Taylor Park, are especially well-spread out and there are around 20 of them close by for residents to relax in, which results in them being easy to reach from the majority of locations in the village.
In Oak Park, about 40% of the dwellings are single detached homes, and large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. Most of the housing growth in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area occurred prior to the 1960s. This village offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Around 70% of the population of this village own their home and 30% are renters.
It is usually an option for house buyers in Oak Park to buy their groceries on foot. There are approximately 30 supermarkets in this village, and the best selection can be found on streets like Marion Street. Moreover, there are a good number of choices for those who cherish nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also convenient to get to a selection of clothing stores on foot. Regarding education, both primary and secondary schools are very easy to reach on foot from most houses for sale in Oak Park. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Regardless of the means of transportation, it is easy to get around in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The reasonably good public transit infrastructure makes transit a viable option for many people owing to plenty of nearby rapid transit stations on the Green Line and Blue Line, and approximately 10 nearby bus lines. Oak Park is also reasonably car friendly. Many homes for sale are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, such as Interstate 290, and coming across a parking spot is quite easy. Walking is very feasible for house buyers in Oak Park; running common errands is very convenient, and there are also a fair number of businesses close by.