Elmwood Park, IL
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Elmwood Park is known as a pleasant community with a lot of potential for growth. Many of the recreational activities that happen year-long cater to the youth of the community and are often held at Central Park. Possibly most notable is its location. It is close to the large city, but is still a suburb.

Cost of Living

Like a large majority of Chicago suburbs, the cost of living and home prices in Elmwood Park are higher than the average cost of living in Illinois and in the United States. Expensive communities like Oak Park are nearby, but Elmwood Park itself doesn’t have high taxes for residents.


Elmwood Park has its own Metra train station on the Milwaukee District/West Line and is only 10 miles away from Chicago’s Union Station. Four miles north of the village, using W Grand Avenue, is O’Hare International Airport, for those in need of air travel. Driving to Chicago itself is only a 30-minute drive on I-90E, depending on time of day and traffic in the area.


The students in the Elmwood Park school district are served by Illinois Community Unit School District 401. The schools included in this district are Elmwood Park High School, Elm Middle School, John Mills Elementary School and Elmwood Elementary School. There is also one early education school in the area, the Early Childhood Center. St. Celestine Catholic School is a private school that serves students from preschool to eighth grade. Elmwood Park High School specifically has received high marks in preparing its students for college, with more than 91 percent of students graduating high school with a diploma.


Not only is Elmwood Park surrounded by a multitude of recreational opportunities in neighboring towns and cities, but it also hosts exciting events of its own, making this village an even more tight knit community. As fall approaches, so does the Elmwood Park Fall Fest. This event has free admission, live entertainment, and food from local food vendors. It also has plenty of things for the kids to enjoy, like pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatable bounce houses, scarecrow building, and pumpkin decorating.

A big perk of living in Elmwood Park is its proximity to Chicago, with only being 14 miles west of the city. A short car ride gives an individual the opportunity to take advantage of Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, and many more attractions.


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