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Oak Park, IL

Oak Park, IL

Oak Park, IL

Moving to Oak Park, IL?
If you are, you’re in the right place to gain some tips and helpful information for settling into this awesome suburb of Chicago. Oak Park has a population of over 50,000, but you will have nearly 10 million neighbors within an hour commute! Everything the metro area has to offer is truly in your reach as Oak Park is conveniently situated at the center of urban and suburban activity. The loop is an easy 45 minute train ride away, and some of the best malls, sports arenas, and tourist attractions are even closer.

Will you be moving to Oak Park, IL to take a job downtown? You’ll love it! Chicago’s majestic skyline is visible from Oak Park on a clear day, and you are sure to enjoy the action-packed commercial district as you start your first week on the new job. Unlike many other cities in the country, Chicago has been able to maintain a sense of centralization for all business in and around the 1-square mile downtown district. Many companies have satellite offices throughout Chicagoland, but the center of business to this day remains in the Loop district.

Moving to Oak Park, IL--Your New Environment

  • Climate -- If you have never experienced lake effect snow and sub-zero temperatures, you will gain a new appreciation for what has become known as “The Real Chicago.” Most Americans associate Chicagoland with some summertime tourist adventure they loved from years past. If you’re never been through a Chicago winter, brace yourself. It’s like living in a freezer for three months.
  • Students -- Moving to Oak Park, IL has been a popular choice for many students as it is much cheaper and more doable on a student budget. Check out the Chicago Reader for some great deals on studios near the blue line (which stops at University of Illinois, Chicago).
  • Recreation -- Like professional sports? Chicago has it all. Two baseball teams, football, ice hockey, rugby, soccer, and even roller derby teams offer some great competition for spectators in the area.
  • Shopping -- Go downtown! You will love the energy of Michigan Avenue on a Saturday afternoon, and you are sure to find everything you need (and probably a few things you don’t need). It’s a blast!
  • Food -- While you’re learning the train system and walking about to all the shops downtown, look for an authentic Chicago pizza parlor. It is a rite of passage for all newcomers!

Moving to Oak Park, IL
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The service center for Oak Park, IL is located in Des Plaines, IL.

Information about Oak Park, IL

Est. Population: 51878
County: Cook
Latitude: 41.8833
Longitude: -87.7833
Zip Codes: 60301