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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

1140 Linden Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1140 Linden Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09758940)
4 beds 3 baths 2,204 sqft $625,000
218 Flournoy Street OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 218 Flournoy Street, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09760335)
5 beds 2 baths 4,410 sqft $299,000
627 Belleforte Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 627 Belleforte Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09760241)
3 beds 4 baths 2,229 sqft $595,000
1133 S Humphrey Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1133 S Humphrey Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09760030)
4 beds 3 baths 1,953 sqft $449,000
802 N Taylor Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 802 N Taylor Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09759988)
4 beds 3 baths 1,368 sqft $465,000
611 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 1S OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 611 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 1S, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09759853)
1 bed 1 bath 900 sqft $135,000
1171 S Humphrey Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1171 S Humphrey Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09759290)
4 beds 4 baths $624,999
651 South Boulevard, Unit Number 8 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 651 South Boulevard, Unit Number 8, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09759506)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $90,000
427 S Elmwood Avenue, Unit Number 2 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 427 S Elmwood Avenue, Unit Number 2, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09759490)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $120,000
225 N Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number E OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 225 N Kenilworth Avenue, Unit Number E, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09759113)
3 beds 4 baths 3,189 sqft $474,900
1103 Holley Court, Unit Number 204 OAK PARK, IL 60301
Photo of 1103 Holley Court, Unit Number 204, OAK PARK, IL 60301 (MLS # 09759095)
0 beds 1 bath $69,900
912 Thomas Street OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 912 Thomas Street, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09758561)
3 beds 2 baths 1,422 sqft $410,000
830 Carpenter Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 830 Carpenter Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09758175)
2 beds 1 bath 1,232 sqft $222,600
838 Clinton Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 838 Clinton Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09758321)
5 beds 3 baths $530,000
222 Clinton Avenue, Unit Number 2S OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 222 Clinton Avenue, Unit Number 2S, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09758227)
3 beds 3 baths 2,620 sqft $598,000
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 $449,000
228 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number G OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 228 N Oak Park Avenue, Unit Number G, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09757840)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $109,999
1025 Randolph Street, Unit Number 113 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1025 Randolph Street, Unit Number 113, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09757744)
2 beds 1 bath 800 sqft $129,900
1023 N Oak Park Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1023 N Oak Park Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09757511)
4 beds 3 baths 3,064 sqft $339,999
1148 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1148 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09757481)
1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $109,000

Sold Listings in Oak Park

1136 Ontario Street, Unit Number 2A OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1136 Ontario Street, Unit Number 2A, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09739253)
2 beds 1 bath $162,500
914 N Austin Boulevard, Unit Number B4 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 914 N Austin Boulevard, Unit Number B4, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09723249)
1 bed 1 bath 900 sqft $57,000
836 S Lombard Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
3 beds 2 baths $390,000
711 Clinton Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 711 Clinton Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09583570)
3 beds 3 baths 1,946 sqft $549,000
646 Adams Street, Unit Number 2W OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 646 Adams Street, Unit Number 2W, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09715017)
2 beds 1 bath 1,250 sqft $176,000
1005 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number D OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1005 N Harlem Avenue, Unit Number D, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09719359)
1 bed 1 bath $49,000
617 S East Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 617 S East Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09709981)
3 beds 2 baths 1,841 sqft $449,000
600 Clarence Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 600 Clarence Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09709563)
5 beds 4 baths 2,400 sqft $680,000
111 Home Avenue, Unit Number 8 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 111 Home Avenue, Unit Number 8, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09709085)
3 beds 4 baths 2,514 sqft $542,500
524 S Scoville Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 524 S Scoville Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09707860)
3 beds 4 baths 1,770 sqft $457,500
300 N Maple Avenue, Unit Number 12 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 300 N Maple Avenue, Unit Number 12, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09705385)
3 beds 3 baths $399,000
612 S Kenilworth Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 612 S Kenilworth Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09704817)
4 beds 2 baths 1,949 sqft $579,000
706 Wisconsin Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 706 Wisconsin Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09702242)
3 beds 2 baths 1,324 sqft $265,000
308 N Harvey Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 308 N Harvey Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09701488)
4 beds 2 baths $490,000
714 N Lombard Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 714 N Lombard Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09701368)
2 beds 1 bath 1,020 sqft $140,000
1010 N Austin Boulevard, Unit Number 3S OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1010 N Austin Boulevard, Unit Number 3S, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09700598)
2 beds 1 bath 1,300 sqft $114,900
443 Lenox Street OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 443 Lenox Street, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09700202)
3 beds 3 baths 2,207 sqft $449,000
1150 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1150 Washington Boulevard, Unit Number 3, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09697702)
1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $122,000
1043 S Ridgeland Avenue OAK PARK, IL 60304
Photo of 1043 S Ridgeland Avenue, OAK PARK, IL 60304 (MLS # 09697429)
4 beds 4 baths 2,060 sqft $449,000
1101 South Boulevard, Unit Number 203 OAK PARK, IL 60302
Photo of 1101 South Boulevard, Unit Number 203, OAK PARK, IL 60302 (MLS # 09696933)
1 bed 1 bath 765 sqft $150,000

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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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