The village of Park Forest, Illinois is situated in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The character of Park Forest is exemplified by its calm environment. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is reasonably quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic. Lastly, it is very easy to get to public green spaces from a lot of locations in the village, since there are around 20 of them close by for residents to visit and the majority of houses for sale have a park around the corner.
The predominant housing types in Park Forest are single detached homes and row houses. This village also has a good choice of housing size options; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy around two thirds of the dwellings in Park Forest while the rest are rented. Most of the housing growth in this village happened prior to the 1960s.
House buyers will appreciate that wherever their property is situated in Park Forest, primary schools are nearby. In contrast, it can be challenging to get to high schools on foot. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. In terms of food, a fraction of property owners in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area may be able to do their grocery shopping by walking, while others will have to use a vehicle. There are also a few opportunities for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
A car is a very good transportation option in this village. Coming across a parking spot is easy. In contrast, public transit users may have limited choices in Park Forest by reason of the service's low frequency. Nonetheless, commuters benefit from the 211th St Station with access to the Metra Electric District Line. Residents are served by a few bus lines, and it is very easy to reach a nearby bus stop from most properties. A majority of the houses for sale in this village are located in places that are not very suitable for walking because meeting daily needs is at times challenging on foot.