Downtown Oak Park

Downtown Oak Park

Oak Park, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Downtown Oak Park

Downtown Oak Park is a unique center of entertainment, dining, and retail in one of Chicagoland’s most popular suburbs. True to Oak Park style, architecture is a highlight in the downtown with Prairie School, classical, Art Deco, gothic, and modern styles all visible in the area’s low-rise buildings, churches, and apartment complexes. Whether you’re looking for a tour of the neighborhood’s iconic properties, a sit-down meal at a fine eatery, or a day of shopping at local boutiques, Downtown Oak Park is a great place to be.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $99,900 to $1,179,000

Closed Prices: $74,000 to $1,050,000

Median Sale Price: $210,000

Average $ per sq ft: $184

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $875/mo, $0, $225

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1865 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1865 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 5 Bathrooms

Getting Around Downtown Oak Park

Around Downtown Oak Park

The northern half of Downtown Oak Park lies within the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District, a remarkable area where you can see several of the famous architect’s landmark designs. Unity Temple, Frank W. Thomas House, Harrison Young House, and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio are all downtown, as is the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum. Aside from its historic buildings, Downtown Oak Park is known for its events and festivals that showcase local performers, artists, restaurants, winemakers, brewers, and crafters.

The cost of living in this sought-after suburb’s lively downtown is considerably higher than the state and national averages, but this is mainly due to housing. This is a great area to look for a stylish suburban estate if you’ve got the budget for it. However, buyers in the market for a condo will find a wide range of prices here.

Oak Park is served by Elementary School District 97 and High School District 200. Oak Park and River Forest High School is highly rated and excels at college and career readiness. William Beye Elementary School consistently achieves high test scores and shows great academic progress. Downtown Oak Park is also home to several private schools and specialized schools for music and the arts.

Downtown Oak Park’s historic sites and architectural landmarks are a big draw for the city. The area also encompasses several parks that host special events and everyday recreation. Uncork Illinois Wine Festival and Oaktoberfest both bring live music and tasty spirits downtown, while Oak Park Festival Theatre puts on plays year-round. For a movie night, check out the restored Lake Theatre.

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