Park Ridge is a city situated in the Chicago metropolitan area, which is part of Illinois, United States.
Park Ridge offers a relaxed environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors. There are about 30 green spaces close by for residents to explore, such as Messiah Park and Campground Road Forest Preserve, which makes them very easy to get to. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is also good for those who enjoy quiet areas, as the streets are peaceful - although that is not the case closer to the railway line or Tri-State Tollway.
In Park Ridge, roughly 70% of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. Most of the housing growth in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area happened pre-1960. This city is primarily composed of four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. About 85% of the dwellings in the city are occupied by home owners while the rest are rented.
A grocery store is usually accessible within a reasonably short walk from most properties for sale in Park Ridge. Northwest Highway is among the best streets for groceries. Furthermore, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, for example along Devon Avenue, and residents benefit from approximately 10 cafes as well. Regarding education, in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area, home buyers will generally be able to access both primary and secondary schools on foot. Property buyers have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
Physically active home buyers will welcome the pedestrian-friendly character of Park Ridge; many day-to-day errands can be run on foot. Commuting by car is very convenient in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Most properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, such as Tri-State Tollway, and parking is generally easy. However, traveling by public transit is occasionally challenging in Park Ridge. Nevertheless, property owners can depend on the Park Ridge Station and Dee Road Station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line. The city is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are commonly nearby.