As the closest suburb to Chicago, Oak Park is an ideal location for renting an apartment with easy access to the “Windy City.” Stroll down the streets of Oak Park, and you’ll see the architectural wonders of Frank Lloyd Wright, who lived in Oak Park during the first 20 years of his 70-year career as an architect. There are 25 Wright-designed buildings in Oak Park, including his home where he often experimented with design concepts; his home is open to the public for tours.
Area attractions in Oak Park include the Ernest Hemingway Museum and his birthplace, Oak Park Conservatory, and Pleasant Home, an architectural gem by prairie style-architecture George W. Maher. For family-friendly fun, take the kids to Brookfield Zoo or Wonder Works Children’s Museum, both of which are located nearby. For more attractions, the trip to Chicago is always manageable by the Chicago Transit Authority Green and Blue lines.
Oak Park is a close-knit community with neighborhood events often occurring at Oak Park and River Forest High School, a comprehensive college prep school with many notable alumni. The city also has an extensive park and recreation system, totaling 13 parks that collectively offer swimming pools, a gymnastic center, and an ice rink. Oak Park also has a thriving arts community with several dance and theatre companies in the area, including the Oak Park Festival Theatre. Rent an apartment in the city of Oak Park, and you’ll be minutes away from Chicago and have all the amenities of a family-friendly community right outside your door.