About Oak Lawn
Known for its distinctive hometown atmosphere, Oak Lawn is home to more than 57,000 residents who take pride in their neighborhoods.
In addition to the community’s neighborly spirit, residents are drawn to the many amenities that comprise the village, from excellent healthcare facilities to ample parks and green space. The Oak Lawn Park District maintains facilities such as playgrounds, athletic fields, a driving range, outdoor swimming pools, an indoor ice arena, a community theatre, and the 18-hole Stony Creek Golf Course.
Locals come together for a variety of special events throughout the year, including a weekly farmers market during warmer months, a Fourth of July parade, a summer concert series, and the annual Fall on the Green celebration.
Oak Lawn’s well-kept residential streets consist of single-family homes, multi-unit buildings, and condominiums.
In downtown Oak Lawn, residents enjoy shopping areas, a public library, and a Metra train station that offers direct service to downtown Chicago. The village is nearly 15 miles from Chicago’s Loop and about five miles from Midway International Airport.