Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park sits on nearly 2 square miles north of Oak Park and River Forest. Named for a grove of majestic Elm trees, it was a turn of the century place for city residents to go have a family outing. Since its incorporation in 1914, it has become a thriving and vibrant community. It is home to the Oak Park Country Club and just minutes from Triton Community Campus and the Cernan Earth and Space Museum. The forest preserve on its western border offers trails and paths for nature enthusiasts, and hikers while the eastern border at Harlem Avenue offers a variety of shopping and dining opportunities. And the southern border along North Avenue is billed as their “Restaurant Row”. Here you will find everything from fine dining to sandwich shops. Don’t miss Johnnie’s Beef on North Avenue, Chicago Magazine recently named them one of the best places to eat in the suburbs.

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