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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

831 Hayes Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 831 Hayes Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10678151)
4 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $459,900
1004 Columbian Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1004 Columbian Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10681398)
5 beds 3 baths 2,648 sqft $549,000
949 Lake Street, Unit Number FG Oak Park, IL 60301
Photo of 949 Lake Street, Unit Number FG, Oak Park, IL 60301 (MLS # 10681156)
1 bed 1 bath 620 sqft $95,000
828 Woodbine Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 828 Woodbine Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10516412)
3 beds 3 baths 2,266 sqft $475,000
600 N Lombard Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 600 N Lombard Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10681202)
4 beds 2 baths 1,953 sqft $424,900
333 S East Avenue, Unit Number 207 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 333 S East Avenue, Unit Number 207, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10680633)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $239,900
938 Madison Street, Unit Number 1-1 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 938 Madison Street, Unit Number 1-1, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10680591)
3 beds 4 baths 2,120 sqft $489,990
222 N Marion Street, Unit Number 3M Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 222 N Marion Street, Unit Number 3M, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10680266)
2 beds 2 baths $235,000
1038 Superior Street, Unit Number 2E Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1038 Superior Street, Unit Number 2E, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10680073)
1 bed 1 bath $174,000
1102 S Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 1102 S Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10400558)
4 beds 2 baths 2,017 sqft $320,000
634 Clarence Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 634 Clarence Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10677805)
3 beds 1 bath $375,000
227 N Grove Avenue, Unit Number 1 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 227 N Grove Avenue, Unit Number 1, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10650516)
3 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $325,000
1127 S Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 1127 S Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10678139)
3 beds 3 baths $499,900
151 N Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number 3E Oak Park, IL 60301
Photo of 151 N Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number 3E, Oak Park, IL 60301 (MLS # 10676184)
2 beds 2 baths 1,233 sqft $180,000
941 Linden Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 941 Linden Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10677188)
6 beds 3 baths 4,289 sqft $559,000
839 N Lombard Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 839 N Lombard Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10677187)
3 beds 2 baths 1,862 sqft $315,000
1118 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 1A Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1118 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 1A, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10677181)
3 beds 2 baths 1,400 sqft $295,000
227 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 3W Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 227 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 3W, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10676048)
1 bed 1 bath $128,000
1130 Ontario Street, Unit Number B1 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1130 Ontario Street, Unit Number B1, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10675876)
2 beds 1 bath 1,200 sqft $167,700
839 S Taylor Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 839 S Taylor Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10675392)
3 beds 3 baths 2,500 sqft $440,000

Sold Listings in Oak Park

1044 Ontario Street, Unit Number 2C Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1044 Ontario Street, Unit Number 2C, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10656219)
2 beds 1 bath 850 sqft $158,000
1002 S Kenilworth Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 1002 S Kenilworth Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10606650)
5 beds 3 baths 2,327 sqft $420,000
820 Lyman Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 820 Lyman Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10648969)
4 beds 2 baths 1,900 sqft $395,000
309 Linden Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 309 Linden Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10649671)
5 beds 5 baths 4,180 sqft $1,190,000
725 Erie Street, Unit Number 2D Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 725 Erie Street, Unit Number 2D, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10649692)
1 bed 1 bath $149,000
500 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 101 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 500 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 101, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10646160)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $160,000
737 S Maple Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 737 S Maple Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10645415)
2 beds 2 baths $337,500
210 Home Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 210 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10642313)
5 beds 6 baths 5,790 sqft $1,003,000
423 N Humphrey Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 423 N Humphrey Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10642907)
3 beds 1 bath $175,000
839 S Ridgeland Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 839 S Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10634147)
4 beds 2 baths 2,300 sqft $434,000
646 Adams Street, Unit Number 2E Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 646 Adams Street, Unit Number 2E, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10642049)
2 beds 1 bath $145,000
536 N Humphrey Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 536 N Humphrey Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10603414)
5 beds 2 baths 2,588 sqft $514,900
1108 Erie Street, Unit Number 2F Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1108 Erie Street, Unit Number 2F, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10639376)
1 bed 1 bath $162,000
409 S Humphrey Avenue S, Unit Number 3 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 409 S Humphrey Avenue S, Unit Number 3, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10587232)
2 beds 2 baths 1,400 sqft $191,200
734 Home Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 734 Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10633998)
3 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $427,000
614 Clarence Avenue Oak Park, IL 60304
Photo of 614 Clarence Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60304 (MLS # 10635382)
4 beds 3 baths 2,200 sqft $560,000
304 S Euclid Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 304 S Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10635452)
6 beds 4 baths 4,054 sqft $639,000
235 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 2 Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 235 S Maple Avenue, Unit Number 2, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10615494)
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $242,000
333 S Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 1-S Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 333 S Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number 1-S, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10630437)
2 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft $260,000
1146 Schneider Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302
Photo of 1146 Schneider Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302 (MLS # 10630361)
2 beds 3 baths 1,794 sqft $320,000

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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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