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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

920 Hayes Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 920 Hayes Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09804888)
4 beds 3 baths 1,800 sqft $500,000
431 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 5B OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 431 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 5B, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09804871)
1 bed 1 bath 650 sqft $89,000
147 N Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 204 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 147 N Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 204, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09804145)
3 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft $899,900
1033 Ontario Street, Unit Number 3BN OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1033 Ontario Street, Unit Number 3BN, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09803857)
2 beds 1 bath 1,134 sqft $145,000
514 N Marion Street OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 514 N Marion Street, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09803685)
4 beds 4 baths 2,600 sqft $749,000
222 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 102 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 222 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 102, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09803474)
1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $89,499
1042 S Ridgeland Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1042 S Ridgeland Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09803064)
2 beds 1 bath 1,059 sqft $199,000
638 S Lombard Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 638 S Lombard Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09802962)
3 beds 2 baths 1,700 sqft $422,000
201 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 403 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 201 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 403, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09803118)
1 bed 1 bath $160,000
1439 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number A OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1439 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number A, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09802576)
2 beds 2 baths $189,000
6436 Roosevelt Road, Unit Number 210 OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 6436 Roosevelt Road, Unit Number 210, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09802478)
2 beds 2 baths 1,277 sqft $258,000
1023 Chicago Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1023 Chicago Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09801375)
5 beds 3 baths 3,289 sqft $664,900
1230 N Grove Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1230 N Grove Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09801043)
4 beds 3 baths 2,600 sqft $749,900
829 Home Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 829 Home Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09800382)
4 beds 2 baths 1,450 sqft $574,900
1153 Clarence Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1153 Clarence Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09801968)
5 beds 2 baths 2,081 sqft $550,000
515 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number 201 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 515 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number 201, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09800183)
2 beds 2 baths $319,000
151 N Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number 3F OAK PARK, IL 60301
Photo of 151 N Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number 3F, OAK PARK, IL 60301 (MLS # 09800012)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $255,000
841 N Euclid Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 841 N Euclid Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09799964)
5 beds 5 baths 2,643 sqft $999,900
435 N Taylor Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 435 N Taylor Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09799882)
5 beds 4 baths 2,556 sqft $789,900
1136 Ontario Street, Unit Number 1C OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1136 Ontario Street, Unit Number 1C, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09799754)
2 beds 1 bath 850 sqft $125,000

Sold Listings in Oak Park

1027 Clarence Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1027 Clarence Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09786902)
4 beds 1 bath 2,432 sqft $305,000
1125 Wisconsin Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1125 Wisconsin Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09784068)
4 beds 2 baths $375,000
632 Harrison Street, Unit Number 3 OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 632 Harrison Street, Unit Number 3, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09781363)
2 beds 1 bath $145,000
425 S Wisconsin Avenue, Unit Number GS OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 425 S Wisconsin Avenue, Unit Number GS, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09770322)
1 bed 1 bath $55,000
116 Frank Lloyd Wright Lane OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 116 Frank Lloyd Wright Lane, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09747802)
3 beds 3 baths 1,950 sqft $349,000
924 Fair Oaks Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 924 Fair Oaks Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09766273)
3 beds 3 baths 3,217 sqft $645,000
1020 Belleforte Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1020 Belleforte Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09757857)
3 beds 2 baths 2,084 sqft $410,000
434 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 2W OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 434 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 2W, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09758018)
1 bed 1 bath 900 sqft $120,000
550 Forest Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 550 Forest Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09756607)
5 beds 4 baths 3,045 sqft $823,000
829 S Taylor Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 829 S Taylor Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09754165)
3 beds 2 baths $228,000
514 S Kenilworth Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 514 S Kenilworth Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09753109)
4 beds 2 baths 1,540 sqft $334,000
621 W Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 2S OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 621 W Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 2S, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09752950)
1 bed 1 bath $132,000
1193 S Grove Avenue, Unit Number 6 Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 1193 S Grove Avenue, Unit Number 6, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 09751670)
3 beds 3 baths 2,134 sqft $352,500
1010 Woodbine Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1010 Woodbine Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09752558)
3 beds 2 baths 2,346 sqft $523,750
743 Highland Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 743 Highland Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09752479)
6 beds 5 baths 4,500 sqft $880,000
824 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 824 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09752313)
1 bed 1 bath $134,000
928 N Oak Park Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 928 N Oak Park Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09752194)
3 beds 3 baths 2,328 sqft $509,000
1038 Superior Street, Unit Number 1W OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1038 Superior Street, Unit Number 1W, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09750307)
1 bed 1 bath $154,000
1113 S Harvey Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1113 S Harvey Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09747423)
3 beds 2 baths 1,193 sqft $293,000
1039 Randolph Street, Unit Number 2 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1039 Randolph Street, Unit Number 2, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09747016)
2 beds 1 bath 800 sqft $138,000

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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
Irving Elementary School
K-5, public
Longfellow Elementary School
PK-5, public
Oliver W Holmes Elementary School
PK-5, public
Whittier Elementary School
PK-5, public
William Beye Elementary School
K-5, public
William Hatch Elementary School
PK-5, public
Oak Park & River Forest High School
9-12, public
Ascension
PK-8, private
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
Percy Julian Middle School
6-8, public
Childrens Garden Montessori School
PK & ungraded, private
Harbor Academy Reg Safe School Prg
9-12, public
St Giles School
PK-8, private
Oakpark Montessori School
K, private
Intercultural Montessori
PK-6, private
http://www.interculturalmontessori.org/
Good Shepherd’s Learning Center
K, private
Oak Park Montessori School
PK-3, private

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

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