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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

1109 Holley Court, Unit Number 312-14 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1109 Holley Court, Unit Number 312-14, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10454777)
2 beds 2 baths $164,500
434 N East Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 434 N East Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10454606)
4 beds 3 baths 3,872 sqft $1,000,000
920 Hayes Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 920 Hayes Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10454518)
4 beds 3 baths 1,800 sqft $445,000
854 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 1 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 854 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 1, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10454145)
1 bed 1 bath $125,000
438 Lenox Street OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 438 Lenox Street, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10453821)
3 beds 2 baths 2,202 sqft $419,000
711 N Lombard Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 711 N Lombard Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10453761)
4 beds 2 baths $339,900
500 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 306 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 500 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 306, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10453670)
1 bed 1 bath 750 sqft $103,000
633 S Oak Park Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 633 S Oak Park Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10453570)
4 beds 5 baths 2,578 sqft $595,900
105 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number B OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 105 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number B, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10454947)
3 beds 4 baths 2,800 sqft $434,900
1341 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number 3 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1341 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number 3, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10453443)
1 bed 1 bath 800 sqft $89,900
1108 S Scoville Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1108 S Scoville Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10453172)
4 beds 3 baths 1,408 sqft $420,000
123 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 123 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10453163)
2 beds 1 bath $174,900
1131 S Elmwood Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1131 S Elmwood Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10452951)
2 beds 1 bath 1,100 sqft $224,900
908 N Ridgeland Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 908 N Ridgeland Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10452301)
5 beds 3 baths 2,405 sqft $462,500
MLS # 10452094 OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10452094)
4 beds 4 baths 3,200 sqft $379,000
150 N Austin Boulevard, Unit Number 2C Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 150 N Austin Boulevard, Unit Number 2C, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10451764)
3 beds 1 bath $129,500
819 Lake Street, Unit Number 2W OAK PARK, IL 60301
Photo of 819 Lake Street, Unit Number 2W, OAK PARK, IL 60301 (MLS # 10451740)
2 beds 1 bath $164,900
841 Wenonah Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 841 Wenonah Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10447498)
3 beds 1 bath 1,800 sqft $325,000
650 S Harvey Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 650 S Harvey Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10451627)
3 beds 5 baths 3,000 sqft $839,000
1033 Ontario Street, Unit Number 1DS OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1033 Ontario Street, Unit Number 1DS, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10450906)
1 bed 1 bath 1,050 sqft $189,900

Sold Listings in Oak Park

940 S Grove Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 940 S Grove Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10412815)
4 beds 3 baths 2,684 sqft $610,000
1037 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number 2SB OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1037 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number 2SB, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10406086)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $85,000
843 N Marion Street OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 843 N Marion Street, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10405447)
3 beds 2 baths 1,456 sqft $414,000
1122 N Harvey Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1122 N Harvey Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10401238)
3 beds 2 baths 2,151 sqft $380,000
1183 Clinton Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1183 Clinton Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10393424)
3 beds 2 baths 1,452 sqft $350,000
849 S Grove Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 849 S Grove Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10390285)
5 beds 4 baths 2,133 sqft $625,000
321 S East Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 321 S East Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10388971)
5 beds 3 baths 4,445 sqft $815,000
515 N Taylor Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 515 N Taylor Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10391731)
4 beds 2 baths 2,360 sqft $345,000
1021 N Elmwood Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1021 N Elmwood Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10389148)
3 beds 5 baths 2,750 sqft $560,000
523 Carpenter Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 523 Carpenter Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10387903)
3 beds 1 bath 1,392 sqft $310,000
254 Pleasant Street, Unit Number 1 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 254 Pleasant Street, Unit Number 1, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10385611)
2 beds 1 bath 950 sqft $180,000
1020 S Euclid Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1020 S Euclid Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10385523)
3 beds 3 baths 2,133 sqft $417,500
1120 Harrison Street, Unit Number 5 OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1120 Harrison Street, Unit Number 5, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10384476)
1 bed 1 bath $100,940
329 S Ridgeland Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 329 S Ridgeland Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10380022)
4 beds 2 baths $431,000
433 S Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number 1S OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 433 S Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number 1S, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10383550)
2 beds 1 bath 1,200 sqft $240,000
500 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 301 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 500 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 301, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10381631)
2 beds 2 baths 1,250 sqft $176,000
1047 N Mapleton Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1047 N Mapleton Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10383895)
3 beds 2 baths $433,000
1142 S Elmwood Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1142 S Elmwood Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10382342)
3 beds 2 baths 1,548 sqft $357,000
610 Randolph Street, Unit Number 1 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 610 Randolph Street, Unit Number 1, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10367300)
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $224,000
617 South Boulevard, Unit Number B OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 617 South Boulevard, Unit Number B, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10368630)
3 beds 3 baths 1,352 sqft $259,000

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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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