The village of Palos Park, Illinois is situated in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Palos Park is a very good village to buy a home in for those who prefer a slower-paced ambience. Most areas in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area are very quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor. Finally, there are a few green spaces close by for residents to explore, like Tampier/McGinnis Park, which results in them being very easy to reach from the majority of locations within this village.
In Palos Park, roughly two thirds of the dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the homes are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. The average year of construction for buildings in this village is 1985. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area also has quite a good selection of housing size options - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy around 90% of the properties in Palos Park while the rest are rented.
A car is generally required in this village to access the nearest grocery store. There are also a few opportunities for those who care about restaurants within walking distance. With respect to education, walking to primary schools can be difficult in Palos Park, which does not have any high schools. Home buyers benefit from public and private elementary schools.
A car is a great mode of transportation in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Finding a place to park is easy. However, the public transit service in this village is not very frequent. Nonetheless, there is the Palos Park Station on the Southwest Service Line. The village is connected by a few bus lines. It is impractical for people walking to get around in this village because very few daily errands can be run on foot.