Tinley Park, IL
Tinley Park Neighborhoods
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Around Tinley Park
Tinley Park is possibly best known for a high quality of life on a budget. This is a great town for family friendly atmosphere with a lot of activity devoted to the local schools and churches. Homes are beautifully kept, streets are clean, and there's a slower pace than the city offers. Many residents commute to the downtown area for work which offers them the best of both worlds - the fast pace and constant movement of the downtown hustle and a quieter, friendlier pace in Tinley Park. This is an area you'd want to move to for a good value on your home, as an excellent place to build ties with your community and to raise a growing family.
Cost of Living
The cost of living is slightly above the median average for the state in Tinley Park. A great deal of the raised cost is wrapped up in the home prices, though the value of homes here is also significantly higher than average, making it an excellent investment for families who can afford the mortgage. Tinley Park Residents also earn significantly higher than average for the state, making this area exceptionally affordable for those who choose to live here. Outside of the home prices, products, services, and entertainment costs are on average with the state, making it far more affordable than suburbs closer to the city.
Transportation options are plentiful in Tinley Park. Many residents here drive and it's located close to Interstates 80 and 57 for easy access to the city and suburbs. Tinley Park is also served by Pace bus system and has two Metra stations which travel between Chicago and Joliet.
Public education in Tinley Park is good, with many activities offered for school aged children. They are served by districts 140, 146, 145, 159, and 161 depending on residency location. The school district include several elementary and middle schools, as well as two high schools: Tinley Park High School and Victor J Andrew High School. Most of Tinley Park is served by Moraine Valley Community College. Other nearby junior colleges include Joliet Junior College and South Suburban College.
Tinley Park is loaded with amenities and hosts a fair number of events throughout the year. Music in the Plaza runs from June through September and features well known, local bands. The annual block party takes place place every July and features plenty of games, food and music for every family to enjoy. The block party also features a battle of the bands event for local musicians. Tinley is home to an excellent farmer's market, and they host plenty of holiday activities which include a Boo Bash, Memorial Day Celebration, Irish Parade, Pictures with the Easter Bunny, and the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. No matter the month, there's always something to do in Tinley Park.
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.