Oak Park is a city situated in the Detroit metropolitan area, which is part of Michigan, United States.
The character of Oak Park is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. This part of the Detroit metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case near Interstate 696. Lastly, most locations in the city have reasonably good access to public green spaces, such as Victoria Park and Shepherd Park, since there are approximately 10 of them close by for residents to check out.
The substantial percentage of single detached homes in the housing stock of Oak Park is an important part of its character. A majority of the housing growth in this city took place before the 1960s. This city offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Around 60% of the dwellings in the city are occupied by home owners and 40% are rented.
It is generally practical for property owners in this part of the Detroit metropolitan area to do their grocery shopping on foot. 9 Mile Road is among the best streets for food stores. There are also a limited number of choices for those who care about restaurants and cafes in close proximity. Moreover, it is a rather short walk to a good choice of clothing stores. Concerning education, house owners will welcome that no matter where their home is located in Oak Park, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
It is convenient for pedestrians to navigate Oak Park; many daily errands can be run on foot. The public transit service in this city is not very frequent. Nevertheless, the city is linked by a few bus lines. However, a car is a very good means of transportation in this city. Nearby highways, such as Interstate 696, are easy to reach from any home in this part of the Detroit metropolitan area, and parking is quite easy.