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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

932 N Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
4 beds 4 baths 3,507 sqft $549,000
1140 S Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 1140 S Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10587512)
3 beds 1 bath 1,280 sqft $199,999
704 S Lombard Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 704 S Lombard Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10587349)
3 beds 1 bath 1,292 sqft $324,900
1002 Clinton Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 1002 Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10586990)
5 beds 4 baths 3,700 sqft $799,999
831 S Harvey Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 831 S Harvey Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10586984)
6 beds 5 baths 4,814 sqft $950,000
1114 S Scoville Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 1114 S Scoville Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10586930)
6 beds 5 baths 4,814 sqft $875,000
727 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 105 Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 727 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 105, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10586917)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $123,000
333 N Euclid Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 333 N Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10583964)
10 beds 5 baths 5,745 sqft $1,050,000
740 Woodbine Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 740 Woodbine Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10586358)
3 beds 2 baths 1,460 sqft $389,000
1102 N Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1102 N Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10586633)
3 beds 2 baths 1,755 sqft $199,999
1110 N Grove Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1110 N Grove Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10586253)
4 beds 3 baths 2,401 sqft $589,900
1007 Hayes Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1007 Hayes Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10585966)
3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $385,000
407 Wisconsin Avenue, Unit Number F Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 407 Wisconsin Avenue, Unit Number F, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10585964)
3 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $359,000
407 S Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number E Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 407 S Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number E, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10585706)
2 beds 2 baths 1,400 sqft $220,000
928 N Lombard Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 928 N Lombard Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10584475)
2 beds 2 baths 2,583 sqft $390,000
MLS # 10584446 Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10584446)
4 beds 4 baths 3,200 sqft $349,000
629 S Humphrey Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 629 S Humphrey Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10560102)
3 beds 3 baths $440,000
424 S Austin Boulevard, Unit Number 1N Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 424 S Austin Boulevard, Unit Number 1N, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10583672)
3 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft $174,500
448 Home Avenue, Unit Number 6-2 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 448 Home Avenue, Unit Number 6-2, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10582459)
3 beds 4 baths 2,216 sqft $483,570
944 Madison Street, Unit Number 2-1 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 944 Madison Street, Unit Number 2-1, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10582453)
4 beds 4 baths 2,507 sqft $544,050

Sold Listings in Oak Park

300 S Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 300 S Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10574698)
4 beds 2 baths 2,421 sqft $537,000
301 Chicago Avenue, Unit Number 3SW Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 301 Chicago Avenue, Unit Number 3SW, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10571531)
2 beds 1 bath $140,000
170 N Marion Street, Unit Number 9 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 170 N Marion Street, Unit Number 9, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10548725)
2 beds 3 baths 1,800 sqft $295,000
203 N Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number 3M Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 203 N Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number 3M, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10548655)
2 beds 2 baths 1,291 sqft $241,000
415 Wesley Avenue, Unit Number 21 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 415 Wesley Avenue, Unit Number 21, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10544294)
1 bed 1 bath $80,000
427 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number I Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 427 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number I, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10542004)
2 beds 1 bath $131,877
938 S Maple Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 938 S Maple Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10540256)
3 beds 1 bath 1,050 sqft $258,000
902 S Kenilworth Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 902 S Kenilworth Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10537890)
4 beds 3 baths 1,890 sqft $350,000
1120 Fair Oaks Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1120 Fair Oaks Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10500858)
3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $375,000
34 Le Moyne Parkway Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 34 Le Moyne Parkway, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10532012)
5 beds 2 baths 2,081 sqft $210,537
1124 Lake Street, Unit Number 512 Oak Park, IL 60301
Photo of 1124 Lake Street, Unit Number 512, Oak Park, IL 60301 (MLS # 10531786)
1 bed 2 baths 1,032 sqft $225,000
820 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number G Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 820 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number G, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10530656)
1 bed 1 bath $112,000
400 S Elmwood Avenue, Unit Number 3N Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 400 S Elmwood Avenue, Unit Number 3N, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10523598)
2 beds 1 bath $141,000
327 N Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 327 N Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10507815)
3 beds 2 baths 2,161 sqft $475,000
327 N Harvey Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 327 N Harvey Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10522893)
4 beds 3 baths 2,411 sqft $520,000
947 N Oak Park Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 947 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10522018)
3 beds 4 baths 2,317 sqft $489,500
1101 N Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1101 N Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10522019)
3 beds 3 baths $412,500
1188 Clinton Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 1188 Clinton Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10521100)
4 beds 3 baths 2,200 sqft $363,500
641 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number N Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 641 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number N, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10482741)
3 beds 4 baths 2,800 sqft $355,000
142 N Harvey Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 142 N Harvey Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10519278)
5 beds 4 baths $785,000

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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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