Forest Park, Illinois was incorporated in 1907, but its history dates to 1856 when the first settlers used portions of Oak Park and River Forest as its boundaries. The Historical Society of Forest Park has assembled a great deal of historical data regarding remarkable events that have taken place and persons of influence who have passed through the town. Today, Forest Park is bordered by the Des Plaines River and Highway 171 on the west, Madison Street and Lake Street on the north, Highway 43 on the east, and West Cermak Road on the south.
Numerous festivals and events take place throughout the year in Forest Park. Home to a large park district which includes “tot lots”, an Aquatic Center, inline skating facilities, soccer fields, little league teams, and the area’s first dog park, there is no shortage of recreational amenities for its residents to enjoy. Four grammar schools are located within Forest Park, as well as one middle school, the Math and Science Academy, and a private Lutheran grammar school. Proviso East High School, Fenwick High School, and Trinity High School are also available to Forest Park students. With easy access to the Chicago Kansas City Expressway, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), and other transportation routes, Forest Park is never far from the metropolitan amenities of Chicago and the surrounding area. Rush Oak Park Hospital is just east of the city limits while North Riverside Park Mall is nearby to the south.
Forest Park offers single-family homes, condos, and townhouses for sale. Houses on quiet streets boast large rooms, spacious closets, fireplaces, and more. With features that include elevators, a balcony, a terrific view of the downtown Chicago lights, assigned parking, and privacy, Forest Park’s condo market offers maintenance-free living at its finest. A variety of apartments and condos are for rent featuring updated spaces, lawn areas, and assigned parking. The properties are typically designed in one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans. With close proximity to shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, Forest Park is a must-see for real estate hunters. If you would like more information regarding real estate for sale or rent in Forest Park, Illinois, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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