Located within Illinois, United States, the village of Olympia Fields is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Olympia Fields is a reasonably good village to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed environment. There are around 10 green spaces nearby for residents to visit, like Sergeant Means Park and Irons Oaks Park, and they are very well-situated, making them easy to reach. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several louder sections, especially close to one of the railway lines.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing most of buildings in Olympia Fields, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings. The median year of construction for properties in this village is 1974. This village also has a choice of unit sizes - homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 90% of the dwellings in the village are occupied by home owners whereas the remainder are rented.
In Olympia Fields, locals will commonly be able to access primary schools on foot. On the other hand, residents may find it challenging to get to high schools as a pedestrian. When it comes to food, the nearest grocery store in Olympia Fields is generally only a reasonably short walk away. A small selection of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well.
Olympia Fields is very car friendly. It is very convenient to park. However, commuting by public transit is difficult in Olympia Fields. Nevertheless, home owners can rely on the Olympia Fields Station with access to the Metra Electric District Line. The village is served by a few bus lines. Olympia Fields is not very suitable for traveling on foot since carrying out daily needs is occasionally challenging by walking.