Location! One key reason why real estate in Oak Park is a desirable place to buy a house is great accessibility. Oak Park boarders the world-class city of Chicago and is just 9 miles from the loop. It boasts three train lines including a Blue and Green line L stops as well as access to the Metra. In 20-30 minutes one can reach O'Hare or Midway International Airports. The 290 Eisenhower expressway cuts through the town as well. And there is access to both city bus lines and the suburban PACE bus systems.
Strolling down a typical street in Oak Park, one will encounter a wide variety of vintage home styles. The breadth of styles is stunning and makes Oak Park a beautiful place to walk around. One will see Tudors, Four Squares, Victorians, Queen Annes, Colonials, Brick Bungalows, Painted Ladies, and Cape Cods, but Oak Park is probably best known for having the best examples of Prairie Homes designed by the world famous architect Frank Llyod Wright and his contemporaries.
Oak Park was featured as one of "Americas most beautiful neighborhoods" in the October 2011 issue of Travel and Leisure Magazine
Oak Park was voted Third Best Neighborhood in the United States, by American Planning Association
American Planning Association also voted Oak Park’s Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District as one of the Top 10 Best Neighborhoods in the Nation.
Oak Park was voted One of the Top 5 Sexiest Suburbs in the United States, by the View TV Show.
Oak Park is Home of the The Book Table – the Best Bookstore in Chicagoland, proclaimed by the Chicago Reader “Best of Chicago 2010”
Oak Park is voted Best Place in the Midwest for Rich & Single, by CNN Money.com (Best in Midwest)
Oak Park was named one of 20 Best Towns & Neighborhoods in Chicago & the Suburbs by Chicago Magazine
Oak Park’s Marion Street Cheese Market is an OpenTable.com 2010 Diner’s Choice Award Winner and voted Chicago’s Best Cheese Selection in 2008 by the Chicago Reader
Did deeper into Oak Park and you will find that it has well regarded schools, a strong belief in the strength of diversity, and dedication to the promotion of a better environment.
In Oak Park you will find 13 parks scattered throughout the village covering a total of 80 acres. The village has great restaurants, an arts district, an awesome farmers market complete with a bluegrass band, and several professional dance and theatre companies.
There is a conservatory, 2 outdoor pools, a gymnastic center and seasonal indoor ice skating rink. And if that is not enough you have easy access to Chicago and all of the activities and museums that a major world-class city has to offer.
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