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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

120 Chicago Avenue, Unit Number B OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 120 Chicago Avenue, Unit Number B, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10523292)
3 beds 3 baths 1,760 sqft $259,000
427 N Oak Park Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 427 N Oak Park Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10523283)
4 beds 4 baths 3,681 sqft $750,000
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 $549,000
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 # 10522257)
3 beds 4 baths 2,800 sqft $425,900
300 N Maple Avenue, Unit Number 16 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 300 N Maple Avenue, Unit Number 16, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10522087)
3 beds 3 baths $399,900
1101 N Taylor Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1101 N Taylor Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10522019)
3 beds 3 baths $427,000
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 $515,000
1114 S Scoville Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1114 S Scoville Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10521518)
6 beds 5 baths 3,271 sqft $900,000
529 N Oak Park Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 529 N Oak Park Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10521157)
5 beds 4 baths 4,100 sqft $945,900
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 $395,000
1025 Randolph Street, Unit Number 301 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1025 Randolph Street, Unit Number 301, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10521097)
2 beds 2 baths $199,995
444 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 307 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 444 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 307, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10520986)
3 beds 2 baths 1,150 sqft $249,900
1172 S Ridgeland Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60301
Photo of 1172 S Ridgeland Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60301 (MLS # 10520747)
4 beds 4 baths $539,000
1126 N Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1126 N Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10520728)
4 beds 1 bath 874 sqft $190,000
200 S Ridgeland Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 200 S Ridgeland Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10520644)
5 beds 4 baths 3,400 sqft $775,000
125 N Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 204 OAK PARK, IL 60301
Photo of 125 N Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 204, OAK PARK, IL 60301 (MLS # 10520597)
1 bed 1 bath 813 sqft $165,000
1223 Edmer Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1223 Edmer Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10520235)
3 beds 2 baths 1,728 sqft $399,000
400 N Maple Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 400 N Maple Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10520189)
3 beds 2 baths $429,000
1234 N Marion Street OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1234 N Marion Street, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10520926)
3 beds 2 baths 1,281 sqft $365,000
169 N Grove Avenue, Unit Number 5B OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 169 N Grove Avenue, Unit Number 5B, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10520036)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $259,999

Sold Listings in Oak Park

608 S Highland Avenue, Unit Number 2N OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 608 S Highland Avenue, Unit Number 2N, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10493367)
2 beds 1 bath $175,000
256 Pleasant Street, Unit Number 3 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 256 Pleasant Street, Unit Number 3, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10383504)
2 beds 1 bath $187,500
217 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 1W OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 217 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 1W, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10480285)
1 bed 1 bath $142,000
450 Home Avenue, Unit Number 6-1 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 450 Home Avenue, Unit Number 6-1, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10477544)
3 beds 4 baths 2,507 sqft $541,725
946 Madison Street, Unit Number 3-3 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 946 Madison Street, Unit Number 3-3, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10477534)
3 beds 4 baths 2,507 sqft $544,910
169 N Grove Avenue, Unit Number 1C OAK PARK, IL 60301
Photo of 169 N Grove Avenue, Unit Number 1C, OAK PARK, IL 60301 (MLS # 10464693)
2 beds 2 baths $172,500
414 S Scoville Avenue, Unit Number B4 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 414 S Scoville Avenue, Unit Number B4, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10458950)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $96,000
1034 S Elmwood Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1034 S Elmwood Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10451714)
3 beds 3 baths 2,136 sqft $446,000
1125 Wesley Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1125 Wesley Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10456825)
3 beds 3 baths 1,825 sqft $440,000
216 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 1AA OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 216 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 1AA, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10461851)
2 beds 1 bath 912 sqft $178,000
428 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 1E OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 428 S Euclid Avenue, Unit Number 1E, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10461311)
1 bed 1 bath $126,000
809 Gunderson Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 809 Gunderson Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10459780)
4 beds 3 baths 2,647 sqft $795,000
225 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 3W OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 225 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 3W, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10457261)
1 bed 1 bath $143,000
528 S Scoville Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 528 S Scoville Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 10417165)
4 beds 3 baths 2,184 sqft $555,000
424 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3E OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 424 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3E, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10403447)
2 beds 1 bath 1,650 sqft $210,000
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 $305,000
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
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
318 N Ridgeland Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 318 N Ridgeland Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10446415)
4 beds 3 baths $438,500
414 S Scoville Avenue, Unit Number 8 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 414 S Scoville Avenue, Unit Number 8, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 10418571)
2 beds 2 baths 950 sqft $126,500

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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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