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Oak Park

In 1835, Joseph Kettlestrings, an English immigrant, purchased 172 acres of land west of Chicago for a farm and his family's home. Once Kettlestrings' children were born, the family moved to Chicago for the schools in 1843 and moved back to Oak Park in 1855 to build a more substantial home. When they moved back, the Kettlestrings family found that more farmers and settlers had made Oak Park their home. In 1872, Oak Park received its own railroad depot on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. By 1877, the railroad was running 39 trains daily between Oak Park and Chicago  and in the subsequent year, more railroads and street car lines increased service, linking Oak Park to Chicago. In 1920, Oak park emerged as a leading Chicago suburb. 

The construction of almost all of the housing stock in Oak Park occurred during 1892 - 1950. Due to the alcohol prohibition, when Oak Park was incorporated, no alcohol was allowed to be sold within its village limits - This law was relaxed in 1973 when hotels and restaurants were allowed to serve alcohol with meals and was further loosened in 2002, when grocery stores received government permission to sell packaged liquor. Oak Park's population grew rapidly and by 1930, the neighborhood had a population of more than 60,000 residents, even larger than the current population. 

Frank Lloyd Wright and his wife settled in Oak Park in 1889. Wright built the Unity Temple (his own church) and a number of homes before he left in 1911 to move to Wisconsin. To this day, Oak Park still attracts architecture buffs and natives alike to view many of Wright's designed homes found throughout the neighborhood. The largest collection of Wright designed residential properties in the world is in Oak Park. Other attractions include Ernest Hemingway's childhood home, the Ernest Hemingway Museum, home of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the Oak Park River Forest Historical Society. 

Today, Oak Park has a very active arts community - It is home to many theater, music, dance and fine arts professionals. Oak Park is home to several dance and theatre companies including Circle Theater, Momenta and the Oak Park Festival Theatre. Oak Park also hosts the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest, which has been celebrated for 80 years. 

 

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215 North Elmwood Avenue, Oak Park, IL - $1,700,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 8 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,500 SQFT
  • 6 DOM
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Luxury Living! This Home Has Been Completely Redesigned To Fit Modern Lifestyle While Preserving The Gorgeous Features Of The Past. Enjoy The Benefits Of 4 Full Floors Of A Completely Renovated Home With A Large Addition And A Brand New Coach Hou...

605 Iowa Street, Oak Park, IL - $1,550,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,243 SQFT
  • 130 DOM
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Outstanding Opportunity To Own The Iconic Bishops Hall On Its Estate Sized Lot In The Heart Of The Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District. This Georgian Revival Home Has Been Completely Renovated. The Elegant Grand Foyer Sets The Stage For Entertain...

1014-1018 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL - $1,369,000

Residential Income, Two to Four Units
  • 48 DOM
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Queen Anne Victorian Single Family And Adjacent Prairie Style Two Flat. Across From Mills Park And One Block To Metra And Cta Green Line As Well As The Main Shopping Area. Single Family Has 5 Bedrooms And Two Baths And Loaded With Natural Wood, L...

300 Linden Avenue, Oak Park, IL - $1,290,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,494 SQFT
  • 150 DOM
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This Magnificent Grand Colonial Sits In The Heart Of The Estate Section Of Beautiful Central Oak Park. Sitting On Over A Quarter Acre Of Land This Stately Home Features 4 Levels Of Living, Pristine Oak Floors, Luxurious Finishes, Modern Updates A...

107 South Scoville Avenue, Oak Park, IL - $1,250,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 4,835 SQFT
  • 55 DOM
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Has 2020 Left You Looking For An Upgrade? A Home That You Can Live, Work And Learn In? Near Parks And Playgrounds That Are Within Walking Distance? 107 S Scoville In Oak Park May Be The Perfect Answer. This Home Is Truly Special And Unique, The Id...

526 Augusta Street, Oak Park, IL - $985,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,000 SQFT
  • 172 DOM
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Elegant Estate Home In Central Oak Park, Frank Lloyd Wright District. Many Unique Features: Oak-paneled Dining Room And Library/den Imported From England With Built-in Humidor, Original Elevator, 4 Fireplaces, Servants Wing, 2 Walk-out Balconies...

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Listing information last updated on January 26th, 2021 at 5:30am CST.