Oak Park, Illinois 

Real Estate and Community Information

Chicago is home to many exciting events and places including the Chicago Bulls Basketball and White Sox Baseball. It is also home to places like art museums and concert halls as well as Broadway plays. Everybody knows that Chicago is a big metropolitan city that offers something for everyone but there comes a time when the hustle and bustle of the big city become too much and you just want to enjoy some peace and quiet when you get home without being too far away from the excitement of the city. Oak Park, Illinois offers this quiet retreat for anyone who lives here. It is a suburb located just west of downtown Chicago. Contact Lisa Koonce & Paula See today so they can help you transition into life in the suburbs.

History

Oak Park is drenched in history and those who live here are proud of their heritage. Notable people including Ernest Hemingway and Frank Lloyd Wright have lived in Oak Park and even though they have since passed away, their homes still stand as museums for those who live in Oak Park today to learn about the past. The neighborhood was originally settled by farmers in the 1850s when the railroad was first constructed through the now suburb. It grew each year and today is home to about 50,000 residents.

Education

The Oak Park educational system is very proud of the fact that all high schools in the district tend to have exceptional students who excel in the arts and often go on to college and successful careers in the field of their choice. The Oak Park elementary district runs all the 8 elementary schools and 2 middle schools, while the 2 public high schools are a joint effort between Oak Park and the nearest neighborhood, River Forest. There is also a Catholic College Prep school called Fenwick High School. All of these schools are proud of their alumni who include Earnest Hemmingway, Ray Kroc and Phil Radford.

Arts and Entertainment

Being home to such notable artists, Oak Park has its own Arts Council who promotes and fundraises for various local artists and musicians. They constantly keep their website up to date on all of the up and coming artists and musicians as well as community events that involve the multiple music and art schools in the neighborhood. For more information on the arts council and those the council support, go to www.OakParkAreaArtsCouncil.org.

When you live in Oak Park, you not only are close to downtown Chicago, but you are able to enjoy the quiet suburban life while also exposing yourself and your family to the finest education along with arts and entertainment. If Oak Park sounds like the type of place that you want to settle down, contact Lisa Koonce & Paula See by walking in, email or phone and they will answer any questions you may have and find you the perfect home in this artistic suburb.

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