Visit Oak Park is a collection of communities just a stone’s throw from downtown Chicago. These communities are known for architecture and history, but the longer you visit, the more they reveal. So come meet Chicago’s fun next door neighbors, they’re packed with family friendly fun, mighty munchies, superb shopping, astounding art and much more!
Its prime location – a short drive from Chicago and a mere 13 minutes from O'Hare Airport – makes Bellwood in western Cook County an ideal place to live, work and play. It’s a pleasant community of Georgian homes, ranch houses, and brick bungalows that’s ideally located for commuting and poised for vibrant future.
Berkeley lies along Cook County’s western border. With Interstates 290 and 294 as its western and part southern boundary and commuter railways to the north, Berkeley has access to the entire metropolitan region. These transportation corridors separate the village from its neighbors, creating a charming, small-town atmosphere.
Berwyn sits just west of Cicero, south of Oak Park, to the east of Riverside and the Brookfield Zoo, and north of Stickney. The downtown Depot District thrums and vibes with those who call it home. Berwyn has a world-class reputation for long stretches of Berwyn bungalows, the brick family homes built during the 1920s-1940s.
Broadview retains a small-town vibe despite its proximity to Chicago. It’s conveniently located near restaurants, sports arenas, vibrant shopping, and world-class healthcare facilities. Its motto continues to serve it well as it enters its second century: “A Balanced Community – Residential, Commercial, Industrial.”
While Brookfield is famously home to one of America’s largest zoos, there’s much worth discovering in this suburb of Chicago, from outdoor recreation and adventure to family fun, culture and dining. There are great events all year long you’ll want to come back time and time again for more adventures.
Elmwood Park sits on nearly 2 square miles, due north of River Forest and just east of Melrose Park and River Grove. The forest preserve on its western border offers trails and paths while its southern border, along North Avenue, is truly “Restaurant Row”. You’ll find everything from fine dining to sandwich shops.
Forest Park blends small-town charm and urban savvy in western Cook County. Come for the active events calendar and delightful eateries, then stay for vibrant nightlife. It’s easy to get to via the CTA Blue Line, or a quick drive on Interstate 290 west to either the Harlem Avenue or First Avenue exits.