Park Ridge Neighborhoods
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Around Park Ridge
Park Ridge has a lot happening with its large redevelopment project taking place in the heart of Uptown Park Ridge. This development plan started back in 2005 and has since progressed to include the development of residential condominiums, lofts, and retail space, creating more opportunities to invest in the renewal of the city’s center. Uptown is a special piece of Park Ridge that highlights its historic past by blending old with new, making it a picturesque and serene place for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Cost of Living
Park Ridge is a popular destination for many with its amenities, job opportunities, and close proximity to Chicago. This combined with a high median home cost makes Park Ridge a fairly expensive place to live. The cost of living is significantly higher than both the national and state average, mostly due to the housing market.
Within Park Ridge are many transportation opportunities. The city has its own Metra stop, Dee Road Station, on the Union Pacific Northwest Line. Located less than two miles away is O’Hare International Airport, and the city makes use of both CTA bus transit and Pace bus transit. Major interstates nearby are I-90, I-94, and I-294, which can be used to travel to Chicago or north to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although Park Ridge covers approximately seven miles, walking within the Uptown area to local restaurants and shopping is an option.
Park Ridge is served by Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 and Maine Township High School District 207. Within District 64, there were once nine public K-6 elementary schools, but only five remain today. Jefferson School inside of Park Ridge houses a special needs preschool for children between three and four with an extended day care program. District 207 contains two high schools, Maine South High School and Main East High School. Students living in northern Park Ridge have the option to attend either one. Both high schools are highly rated.
Every month offers new opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy Park Ridge. Taste of Park Ridge that happens every summer in Uptown is a family-friendly event where neighbors and friends can celebrate together by listening to live music, eating from different food vendors, and watching their children play on kiddie rides and bounce houses. In the fall and hosted at the Wildwood Nature Center is the Halloween Hoopla, a family event that includes pumpkin-carving, scarecrow-stuffing, and enjoying marshmallows and apple cider around a campfire.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.