One of the most iconic Chicagoland suburbs, Oak Park has long been praised and envied for its many wonderful features. Displaced by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, many farmers settled here and literally built their new community from the ground up. The most famous contributor of all, however, is Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW). Soon after moving to this small West Side village with his wife in 1889, he permanently transformed the area with his distinct architectural style. Thanks to him and other innovative artists, Oak Park boasts the largest collection of FLW designs worldwide and over 2,400 historic sites overall! Additionally, residents are in proximity of the Grand Illinois Trail and the Illinois Prairie Path where they can enjoy strolls, runs, and bike rides. Cultural aficionados will also feel right at home within the active arts community, or at one of several neighborhood libraries and theaters. Those who enjoy trying something new on a consistent basis will never get bored of the quirky local shops or welcoming cafes and restaurants. Commuting to work? Hop on the Green or Blue CTA Lines, or take a bus into Chicago. The Oak Park Metra stop is also nearby, as is the Eisenhower Expressway for longer trips.
Things to Do
Recreation: Oak Park Conservatory, OP-YMCA, & 13 local parks
Culture: Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum, Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre, & Wonder Works Children’s Museum
Architecture: 4 historic districts (Frank Lloyd Wright, Ridgeland-Oak Park, Seward Gunderson, & Thomas Henry Hulbert, including Queen Anne, Prairie School, Craftsmen, & Art Deco styles)
Grocery Stores & Services: Pete’s Fresh Market, Jewel-Osco (2), Walgreens (2), CVS, 7/11, Firestone Complete Auto Care, & Camp Bow Wow (doggy day care)
Shopping: The Book Table, One Stop Comics, The Gaming Goat, CarefulPeach Boutique, Gem (jewelry), Divine Consign (furniture), Brown Elephant Resale Shop, & Barnard’s Schwinn
For Foodies: Buzz Café (comfort food & art), Poor Phil’s Bar & Grill, Maya Del Sol (New Latin), & Avenue Ale House
ReVerb Oak Park is professionally managed by Cagan Management and leased exclusively by Marilyn Zovko of Dreamtown Realty.