Oak Park: Urban Vibe in a Suburban Location
Recently, the Chicago Magazine named Oak Park one of the “20 Best Towns and Neighborhoods in Chicago and the Suburbs”. Oak Park scored high in areas such as transportation, schools, and shopping. Nestled less than 10 miles away from buzzing downtown Chicago, this unique spot has an urban vibe with suburban benefits.
Transportation: Ranked 4 out of 4. Oak Park has a plethora of Metra and CTA options, with the Green Line harboring two stops in Oak Park. The southern edge of this suburb is bordered by the Eisenhower expressway, giving residents transportation accessibility via car or train.
Schools: Ranked 3 out of 4. Oak Park elementary and middle schools consistently perform well. Oak Park/River Forest High School ranks in the top ten for the Chicago suburbs, and Oak Park also has private education in Fenwick High School.
Shopping: Ranked 4 out of 4. While Oak Park does not have a centralized mall, their downtown area is populated with large retail chains and local boutiques. With an abundance of stores scattered throughout the city, around every corner is a store worth looking at.
Properties in Oak Park are as diverse as its residents. Oak Park offers architectural style for every taste, and size and location offerings to fit every need. Whether you’re looking for a condo in the buzzing downtown area close to the train, or some excess square footage to house your family, you can find it in Oak Park.
United Home Loans is well acquainted with the Oak Park
area. Located just over 7 miles away in the western suburb of Westchester, our proximity gives us a familiarity unmatched by other lenders. We offer competitive quotes on fixed and adjustable rate mortgages for purchase and refinance transactions.
Illinois Mortgage Rates
IL 30 Year Fixed mortgage as of March 12, 2013 3.625%/3.664 APR -1- Point
IL 15 Year Fixed mortgage as of March 12, 2013 2.875%/2.944 APR -1- Point
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