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Oak Park Real Estate Analysis

Oak Park is a village adjacent to the western side of the city of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is the twenty-fifth largest municipality in Illinois as measured by population, and has easy access to downtown Chicago (the Chicago Loop) due to public transportation such as the Chicago ‘L’ Blue and Green lines, CTA buses, and Metra commuter rail. The 2000 census showed that the village had a total population of 52,524. As of the 2010 census, the population had dropped by 1.2 percent to 51,878.

Geography

Oak Park is located immediately west of the city of Chicago. The boundary between the two municipalities is Austin Boulevard on the east side of Oak Park and North Avenue on the village’s north side. Oak Park also borders Cicero along its southern border, Roosevelt Road, from Austin to Lombard; and Berwyn from Lombard to Harlem. Harlem also serves as its western border, where between Roosevelt and South Blvd, it borders Forest Park and between North Blvd and North Ave to the west it borders River Forest.

The entire village of Oak Park lies on the shore of ancient Lake Chicago, which covered most of the city of Chicago during the last Ice Age, and is today called Lake Michigan. Ridgeland Avenue in eastern Oak Park marks the shoreline of the lake, and was once an actual ridge. One of North America’s four continental divides runs through Oak Park. This divide, a slight rise running north-south through the village, separates the St. Lawrence River watershed from the Mississippi River watershed, and is marked by a plaque on Lake Street at Forest Avenue.

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 4.70 square miles (12.2 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 51,878 people, 22,670 households, and 13,037 families residing in the village. The population density was 11,037.9 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 67.7% White, 21.7% African American, 0.2% American Indian, 4.8% Asian, 2.0% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.8% of the population. 12.7% spoke a language other than English at home. [6]

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the village was $74,614, and the median income for a family was $103,840.[7] Males had a median income of $51,807 versus $40,847 for females. The per capita income for the village was $36,340. About 3.6% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

In the 1960s Oak Parkers began a concerted effort to avoid the destructive racial housing practices occurring in nearby communities. Steering and block-by-block panic peddling caused rapid racial change on Chicago’s west side, including the Austin Community Area adjacent to Oak Park. Whites fled west side neighborhoods based on concerns of property value losses and crime increases. Businesses fled as well. The Village of Oak Park passed a fair housing ordinance in 1968 (in the same year as the federal Fair Housing Act) to ensure equal access to housing in the community. In 1972,the Oak Park Housing Center was founded by Roberta (Bobbie) Raymond to promote integration in the community, by ensuring equal access and discouraging white flight.[8]

Ever since, Oak Park has encouraged integrated racial and ethnic diversity[citation needed]. The village operates a Diversity Assurance Program within its housing programs department to ensure a stable, diverse, and integrated population. Years ago,[when?] Oak Park eliminated the use of “For Sale” signs in front of houses, widely considered[by whom?] one of the keys of success to maintaining the high diversity. This law was declared unconstitutional, being overturned by the Supreme Court’s 1977 decision in the Linmark Associates, Inc. v. Willingboro case, but is still widely observed by local realtors.

Combating crime and providing safety programs in the community, Oak Park’s police department is the third largest in the state. In 2011, crime had dropped 16 percent on average in Oak Park, according to data released at a community forum.[9]

Oak Park Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Oak Park

729 Erie Street, Unit Number 3F OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 729 Erie Street, Unit Number 3F, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09992639)
1 bed 1 bath 1,100 sqft $134,000
1192 Clarence Avenue, Unit Number 2 OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1192 Clarence Avenue, Unit Number 2, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09992334)
3 beds 5 baths 2,720 sqft $399,900
546 N Oak Park Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 546 N Oak Park Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09992408)
5 beds 4 baths 3,700 sqft $848,000
713 N Marion Street OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 713 N Marion Street, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09991755)
3 beds 2 baths $479,900
721 Ontario Street, Unit Number 106 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 721 Ontario Street, Unit Number 106, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09979985)
3 beds 2 baths $569,000
109 S Elmwood Avenue, Unit Number 17 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 109 S Elmwood Avenue, Unit Number 17, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09990848)
1 bed 1 bath 465 sqft $79,900
421 S Ridgeland Avenue, Unit Number 2N OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 421 S Ridgeland Avenue, Unit Number 2N, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09990564)
2 beds 2 baths $294,900
835 S Taylor Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 835 S Taylor Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09990542)
4 beds 2 baths 1,320 sqft $299,900
1122 N Grove Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1122 N Grove Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09990107)
4 beds 3 baths 2,956 sqft $798,500
611 N Oak Park Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 611 N Oak Park Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09989797)
6 beds 4 baths 3,869 sqft $899,900
226 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 2O OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 226 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 2O, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09989681)
1 bed 1 bath 832 sqft $138,000
424 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 3N OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 424 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 3N, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09989819)
3 beds 1 bath $186,000
946 N Marion Street OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 946 N Marion Street, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09989680)
4 beds 3 baths 3,246 sqft $949,000
316 N Harvey Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 316 N Harvey Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09989665)
5 beds 4 baths $769,700
717 S Grove Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 717 S Grove Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09989620)
4 beds 2 baths 1,850 sqft $459,900
642 Adams Street, Unit Number 1E OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 642 Adams Street, Unit Number 1E, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09989413)
2 beds 1 bath 700 sqft $159,900
528 Carpenter Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 528 Carpenter Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09989384)
2 beds 1 bath 907 sqft $290,000
116 S Grove Avenue, Unit Number B OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 116 S Grove Avenue, Unit Number B, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09989126)
3 beds 4 baths 1,930 sqft $489,900
1046 S East Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1046 S East Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09988884)
3 beds 2 baths 950 sqft $319,900
116 S Clinton Avenue, Unit Number 2B OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 116 S Clinton Avenue, Unit Number 2B, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09983913)
1 bed 1 bath $128,000

Sold Listings in Oak Park

231 Clinton Avenue, Unit Number 1N OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 231 Clinton Avenue, Unit Number 1N, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09914352)
3 beds 2 baths 1,455 sqft $345,000
622 Harrison Street, Unit Number 2N OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 622 Harrison Street, Unit Number 2N, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09968119)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $112,000
222 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 102 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 222 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 102, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09964898)
1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $90,000
641 S Lombard Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $449,000
217 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 3E OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 217 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 3E, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09945708)
2 beds 1 bath $208,000
326 N Grove Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 326 N Grove Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09945195)
4 beds 2 baths 1,780 sqft $537,000
831 N Taylor Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 831 N Taylor Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09944140)
3 beds 2 baths $275,000
514 S Harvey Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 514 S Harvey Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09941271)
3 beds 2 baths $385,000
1159 S Harvey Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1159 S Harvey Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09942144)
3 beds 3 baths 2,146 sqft $390,000
333 S Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 1N OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 333 S Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 1N, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09941692)
3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $250,000
1041 Home Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1041 Home Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09920738)
4 beds 2 baths 1,584 sqft $427,500
920 Forest Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 920 Forest Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09941075)
3 beds 2 baths 2,107 sqft $469,000
1114 S Scoville Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1114 S Scoville Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09939771)
2 beds 1 bath 1,082 sqft $240,000
807 Hayes Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 807 Hayes Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09937888)
4 beds 4 baths 3,000 sqft $630,000
603 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 1 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 603 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 1, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09936335)
1 bed 1 bath $128,000
633 Gunderson Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 633 Gunderson Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09932837)
3 beds 2 baths 1,754 sqft $549,000
415 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 702 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 415 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 702, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09933749)
1 bed 1 bath $60,100
1038 Lyman Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1038 Lyman Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09936661)
3 beds 2 baths 1,122 sqft $289,000
1222 N Harvey Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1222 N Harvey Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09930736)
4 beds 2 baths 1,905 sqft $420,000
1040 S Grove Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1040 S Grove Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09930898)
4 beds 3 baths 2,800 sqft $570,000

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Oak Park School Data

Oak Park School Districts

Oak Park Esd 97 School District
PK-8
Oak Park – River Forest School District 200
9-12

Oak Park Schools

Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
K-5, public
Horace Mann Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.op97.org/Mann/
Irving Elementary School
K-5, public
Longfellow Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.op97.org/Longfellow/
Oliver W Holmes Elementary School
PK-5, public
Whittier Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.op97.org/Whittier/
William Beye Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.op97.org/beye/
William Hatch Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.op97.k12.il.us/hatch/index.html
Oak Park & River Forest High School
9-12, public
Ascension
PK-8, private
http://www.ascensionoakpark.com/school
Fenwick High School
9-12, private
http://www.fenwickfriars.com
St Catherine Siena-St Lucy School
PK-8, private
Intercultural Montessori
PK-6, private
Alcuin Montessori School
PK-8, private
http://www.alcuin.org
St Edmund Parish School
PK-8, private
Our Lady Immaculate Academy
2-8, private
http://www.sspx.org/schools.html
Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.op97.org/Brooks/
Percy Julian Middle School
6-8, public
http://op97.org/julian
Childrens Garden Montessori School
PK & ungraded, private
St Giles School
PK-8, private
http://stgilesschool.org/
Oakpark Montessori School
K, private
http://www.oakparkmontessori.com/
Intercultural Montessori
PK-6, private
http://www.interculturalmontessori.org/
Good Shepherd’s Learning Center
K, private
Oak Park Montessori School
PK-3, private
House Of Prayer College Prep
K-12, private

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 7:02 pm by Jorge Vigil

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