Melrose Park

Culturally rich and family-oriented, this Chicagoland suburb is a delightful place to call home.

Overview for Melrose Park, IL

25,417 people live in Melrose Park, where the median age is 33.9 and the average individual income is $24,483. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,417

Total Population

33.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$24,483

Average individual Income

About Melrose Park, IL Real Estate

 
One of several tight-knit village communities that make up Proviso Township in Illinois, just outside Chicago, Melrose Park is a sought-after neighborhood in which to raise a family or retire. Whether hanging out with family and friends at the movie theater or a park, a locally owned restaurant, or at community events like the Taste of Melrose Park, it’s easy to feel the sense of civic pride and kindred connection between residents.
 

What to Love

  • A family-friendly community with a welcoming atmosphere
  • Walkable streets make it easy to reach what you need
  • Celebrating the community with town events

Local Lifestyle

Like the other Proviso Township villages, Melrose Park attracts families, young professionals, and retirees who are seeking the convenience of city living, but the serenity of the suburbs. This is the pleasant type of community where backyard BBQs liven up summer nights, kids giggle as they race under sprinklers, and everyone comes out for the first snow of the season. Family and friends gather at the movie theater, parks, village center, restaurants, arcades, and ice-cream shops, enjoying the kinship of the neighborhood.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Chicago loves its steakhouses, but Melrose Park residents needn’t even leave town to savor the specialties of Tom’s Steak House. Tuck into USDA prime-aged steaks, lamb chops, pork chops, fresh fish and seafood, oysters Rockefeller, and scrumptious desserts. If you’re feeling like Italian food, grab a table at Abruzzo’s, a family-owned and -operated spot serving pasta, pizzas, soups, salads, cocktails, and more in a cozy setting with attentive service. Grab your neighbors and watch the big game at Division Street Tap, a beloved local watering hole with great apps and elevated bar food. Check out their patio in warmer months.
 
Get all your shopping done at Winston Plaza, where you’ll find recognizable national brands from Best Buy to Marshalls, as well as a collection of casual, family-friendly eateries.
 

Things to Do

With Oak Park Country Club and Thatcher Woods to the east, Melrose Park has its fair share of green space. Members of the private Oak Park club are treated to an 18-hole golf course, recently renovated swimming pool, tennis complex, and skeet and trap facility in the fall and winter months. Members come to relax, golf, socialize with family and friends. 
 
To the south of the country club, Thatcher Woods is a 245-acre preserve with a diverse range of bird and plant life along the Des Plaines River. Amidst the floodplain forest, savanna, and prairie, it’s common to spot wildlife and a plethora of bird species. Walk the primitive trails that connect the preserve to the Trailside Museum of Natural History. Learn more about the natural and cultural history of the area and visit the nature center, open year-round. 
 
Melrose Park residents love to gather, and the Taste of Melrose Park is no exception. Join friends and neighbors as you sample the delicacies of local restaurateurs. Or, get to know fellow residents in a class, senior program, or youth activity through the Veterans Park District.
 
In the summer, join the kids at Gouin Pool, beloved for its super fun waterslides, or cool off in the air-conditioned comfort of the Cinemark at Melrose Park, showing first-run films on multiple screens.
 

Schools

  • Jane Addams Elementary School, K-5, well-rated public elementary school
  • Melrose Park Elementary School, K-5, well-rated public elementary school
  • Triton College

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Demographics and Employment Data for Melrose Park, IL

Melrose Park has 7,949 households, with an average household size of 3.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Melrose Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,417 people call Melrose Park home. The population density is 5,838.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,417

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.9

Median Age

52.17 / 47.83%

Men vs Women

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
7,949

Total Households

3.18

Average Household Size

$24,483

Average individual Income

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Schools in Melrose Park, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Melrose Park. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Jane Addams Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Stevenson Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Word Of God Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Joseph Academy-Melrose Park
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Sacred Heart Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Melrose Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Grant Elementary School
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
1/5

Around Melrose Park, IL

There's plenty to do around Melrose Park, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

76
Very Walkable
Walking Score
51
Bikeable
Bike Score
38
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tee Tee's Sweets, Union Tap, and Unity Church of Oak Park.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.73 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.85 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.71 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.22 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.34 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.29 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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