Oak Park

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Andy Gagliardo

Andy Gagliardo

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Gagliardo Group/Compass is in the business of matching buyers and sellers in the residential and investment markets in Oak Park, River Forest, and the greater Chicagoland area by providing high quality services to our clients and maintaining the highest ethical standards. By visiting our site alone you will receive the most accurate, up to date real estate listings available.

About Oak Park, IL Real Estate

 
With excellent schools, world-class architecture, extensive shopping and dining, and convenient access to public transportation, Oak Park is one of the choicest Chicago suburbs for families and young professionals seeking serenity and a sense of community for daily life. Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes and buildings line the streets, while old and new landmarks commingle, from the old horse fountain in Scoville Park to the gleaming, glassy public library. The village is visually attractive, to be sure, and endlessly appealing to those with upscale sensibilities. Bungalow-style single-family homes share the village with historic, colorful condo buildings, as well as some new apartment complexes in the downtown area. 
 

What to Love

  • Preeminent architecture and historical landmarks
  • Easy commute to downtown Chicago via Metra, CTA, and Eisenhower Expressway
  • Amenities at your fingertips, from schools to shopping centers

Local Lifestyle

This super-walkable suburb draws out families, young professionals, and the older residents who have called historic Oak Park home for decades. Those who have decided to settle here enjoy the ambiance of classic Chicago, but also love the idea of lawns and bucolic streets. Amidst the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings and other notable Prairie-style architecture in the Ridgeland-Oak Park Historic District, neighbors play, shop, dine, and otherwise soak up the pleasant vibe of their hometown.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Mom-and-pop bakeries, ethnic eateries, trendy bars, and fine-dining establishments line Lake Street in the middle of town. Primary shopping outlets are found on Lake, Oak Park, and Harlem avenues. 
 
It’s typical for Oak Park residents to turn in early after a satisfying dinner - versus heading out to find bustling nightlife - but the meal can be an occasion on its own. At Maya Del Sol, the local owners have been providing guests with authentic Latin American cuisine and handcrafted margaritas since 2007. Choose from ceviche, nachos, fresh seafood, and char-grilled steaks - washed down with margaritas shaken and served tableside. Award-winning Cucina Paradiso offers Italian family-style dining - think beef tenderloin medallions, chicken calabrese, and ricotta-stuffed gnocchi. Over at the 30-seat Sen Sushi Bar, you’ll feel the passion of owner Chaidanai Chaiprasert, who long talked about opening a sushi restaurant. Choose from a fantastic selection of sashimi and classic maki. Lalo’s and Avenue Ale House, two other Oak Park favorites, are nearby. Later, make your way to Hole in the Wall Custard for a sweet ending to the evening. 
 
Care to cook at home? The Oak Park Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from late May to late October. Pick up fresh produce, even doughnuts, and don’t miss the annual pie bake-off.
 

Things to Do

Oak Park loves its architecture, particularly the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District (which also boasts Ernest Hemingway’s Birthplace Museum). Walk or bike about the district, stopping in Scoville Square to eat and shop or nearby Scoville Park to see the World War I memorial. Peruse the Hemingway collections at the Oak Park Public Library. Unity Temple, the historic Oak Park Post Office, and the Oak Park River Forest Museum are nearby. Scoville Square also hosts concerts and movies in the summertime. 
 
Active Oak Park residents needn’t give up their outdoor exercise routines in the colder months. The Park District of Oak Park offers a great lineup of fitness classes; there are a number of other gyms and fitness studios in downtown Oak Park. 
 
Get a dose of nature at The Oak Park Conservatory, one of the top three historical sites in town. The conservatory is free to the public and boasts a vast array of flora and fauna throughout three indoor showrooms, as well as urban outdoor gardens.
 
For the architecturally minded, Oak Park is home to the Pleasant Home, which is one of the earliest and most distinguished examples of Prairie School Architecture in the nation. The 30-room mansion, built by wealthy resident John Farson in 1897, is now a museum known for its rich custom woodwork, extraordinary art-glass windows, massive fireplace, and tile work. 
 
While Oak Park itself doesn’t contain an abundance of green spaces, Chicago’s historic Columbus Park, with a golf course, is just to the east across Austin Boulevard.
 
The 74-year-old Lake Theatre is a beloved Oak Park landmark, a historic building fully restored to show first-run films on seven screens with surround sound and digital projects (and free refills on popcorn and fountain drinks!). Catch theater on stage in the summer during the Oak Park Festival Theatre, a favorite cultural offering for everyone in the village.
 

Schools

Oak Park is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: 
 
  • Horace Mann Elementary School, K-5, highly rated public elementary school 
  • Irving Elementary School, K-5, highly rated public elementary school 
  • Oliver W. Holmes Elementary School, K-5, highly rated public elementary school 
  • Oak Park & River Forest High School, 9-12, well-rated public high school

Overview for Oak Park, IL

52,102 people live in Oak Park, where the median age is 40.9 and the average individual income is $58,262.34. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

52,102

Total Population

40.9 years

Median Age

High

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

$58,262.34

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Oak Park, IL

Oak Park has 21,701 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Oak Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 52,102 people call Oak Park home. The population density is 11,085.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

52,102

Total Population

High

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

40.9

Median Age

46.73 / 53.27%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
21,701

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$58,262.34

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Oak Park, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Oak 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
Irving Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Oliver W Holmes Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Intercultural Montessori Language School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Longfellow Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Percy Julian Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Oak Park & River Forest High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Ascension Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Alcuin Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
La Casa Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
West Suburban Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Horace Mann Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Whittier Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
William Beye Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
William Hatch Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
St Catherine Siena-St Lucy School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Around Oak Park, IL

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

91
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
65
Bikeable
Bike Score
56
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Valle Lindo Coffee Shop, JJ Peppers Food Store, and Cake That Chicago.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.13 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.49 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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