About Oak Park
Located 10 miles directly west of downtown Chicago, Oak Park is a charming village with a rich history. The community is comprised of three nationally-recognized historic districts including the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District. In addition to Frank Lloyd Wright, Oak Park has been home to many notable Americans over the years including Ernest Hemingway.
Oak Park is characterized by its many Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings. Wright spent the first 20 years of his career in Oak Park, building more homes in the community than anywhere else in the world. Home styles in Oak Park are architecturally diverse, ranging from Victorian Painted Ladies to Prairie.
Home to an active arts community, Oak Park offers a number of professional dance and theater companies, including Circle Theatre. The community’s Park District also plays an important role in the village, offering 13 public parks, the Oak Park Conservatory and an outdoor pool. A stroll through downtown Oak Park takes you past a number of galleries, chain retailers, boutique shops and restaurants, including Maya De Sol and Trattoria 225. Transportation is convenient thanks to the CTA Blue and Green Lines, CTA buses, the Oak Park Metra station and the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290).