Oak Park Real Estate Overview
The Village of Oak Park lies just west of downtown Chicago, and is one of the most popular neighborhoods for new residents, as well as visitors. Oak Park, which covers about 4.7 square miles, draws a crowd because of its architecture, parks and recreational areas, as well as its abundance of shops.
Like the adjacent River Forest, Oak Park prides itself on the Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes in the neighborhood – in fact, Oak Park holds the highest concentration of Wright homes of any place in the United States. Don’t be surprised to see people taking a stroll just to catch a glimpse of the marvels of architecture.
The town has recently undergone revitalization in its business district – you’ll find more nationally familiar stores and restaurants here, like Starbucks or Cold Stone Creamery. Everything you need is in walking distance, but downtown Chicago is only 10 miles away, accessible by car, train, or bus. Easy access has also made Oak Park popular for people living in Chicago to come for a visit.
Gagliardo Realty understands the appeal of Oak Park real estate, and can help you make the decision to invest in a home here. You’ll find the top schools, an active lifestyle, cultural diversity, and a family friendly small town atmosphere that is the envy of many towns.
Click on the following for more information, or call us today with any questions about Oak Park. We are happy to show you around.
A stroll from Downtown Oak Park into
the heart of the residential area is not only possible, but
recommended. You’ll actually get the feeling that you’ve seen these
homes before. Perhaps they will remind you of what you saw in an Art
History textbook, or an architecture magazine. Quite possible, as Frank
Lloyd Wright spent twenty tears in Oak Park building homes.
that shouldn’t make you underestimate the rest that Oak Park real
estate has to offer, Choose from homes with styles from American Four
Squares, Victorians, Queen Anne’s, Bungalows, or older or modern
condominium buildings. The Median price for homes is around $375,000
and once you’ve found the on you’re in love with, we’ll take it from
Choose us, and you we’ll give you the personal
attention you need in order to make the right decision. We’ll supply
the information you need, including up to the minute mortgage rates,
and advise you with your best interest in mind. It’s important to us
that you get it right, too.
The first thing you should do here
is to take an architectural tour. Go see the most Frank Lloyd Wright
homes you could ever see in one afternoon. If you wish, we could
arrange it so that you can go on a rollerblading tour with one of the
local tour groups – so if you have those blades handy…
in our decades of experience in Oak Park – after viewing some of the
pictures of our listings, we’re sure you’ll want to call us for a
viewing. But don’t expect us to wear rollerblades.
Park has a lot to be proud about when it comes to its schools. They
excel every year, ranking at the top of list of schools in the state.
If education is a major factor in your decision to buy a home, you’ve
come to the right place. Feel free to visit the websites of the schools
we’ve listed below for your convenience:
Elementary and Middle Schools:
We know everything about our schools – whatever age your child is,
we can offer sound guidance so you can decide what schools are best for
you. Call us anytime – we’re here for you.
If you’ve been to Oak Park, it won’t
surprise you that the community is lively, active, and proactive about
making connections between its residents. There are a large number of
community organizations that encourage diversity, interacting, and
fostering relationships between all of the various Oak Park residents.
Oak Park is a destination for people from Chicago and beyond. It used
to be the architecture, but it’s not just that anymore. Oak Park enjoys
a thriving arts community, with multiple theater and performance groups
entertaining all year round. The Oak Park Festival Theatre is now
entering its 32nd year performing Shakespeare’s classics, and various
theatre groups offer classes for all ages.
Whether it’s a Farmer’s Market you seek, or a chance to try your hand
at making a stained glass window, there is plenty to take advantage of
in Oak Park. Once you move here, you will immediately feel like a
‘regular’ somewhere, and perhaps even forget about that little city
over there called… Chicago?
We’re happy to show you around the neighborhood during a home tour with you – call us to arrange a time.
Learn more about the Village of Oak Park:
If you currently live in Oak Park and
are looking to sell your home, you’ve heard of Gagliardo Realty. We
have been real estate specialists in the area for a half a century, and
our ties to the community run deep. With all our knowledge of the area,
we hope you consider us to handle the sale of your home – we have the
ability to maximize the potential of your sale.
We treat each
customer, buyer or seller, as individuals, and know every person has
unique needs that are not necessarily evident. So we listen to all of
your needs, and make sure that you never have to stress about all the
work that goes into a sale; from dealing with inspectors, appraisers,
attorneys, and surveyors, we’ve got it covered. We know how to market
and promote your home, and show it at its full potential. Sellers need
a representative looking out for them - something we’ve heard over the
years is that sellers that deal directly with buyers tend not to get
Rest assured, we promise to get an honest answer and a proper offer.
Real Estate Areas of Expertise
River Forest - Oak Park - Forest Park - Melrose Park - Elmwood Park