Oak Park living makes “cents” on many levels. Not only is there so much to take advantage of in Oak Park proper but living in Oak Park is more affordable the living in the big city while city access is just a short commute away.
Downtown Chicago, O’Hare/Midway Airports, sports entertainment, theaters, hospitals, schools & universities as well as being an easy commute to pretty much any job!
A study was conducted in 2000 by the Center for Neighborhood Technology and The Surface Transportation Policy Project that stated, “Oak Park residents have the lowest estimated transportation costs of any suburb in the Chicago region, due to its location, design, and access to transportation options.”
Between Oak Park’s many public transportation options like, the Metra, Blue and Green elevated trains, CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) and multiple PACE bus routes this community provides easily accessible as well as affordable commuting options.
Oak Park is also a very walkable and bike friendly community, so the need to jump in a car to run an errand or go out to dinner is not always necessary. Plus, if you don’t own a bike you can rent one from Oak Park’s own GreenLine Wheels or hopefully so to come Divy Bikes.
There are times when only a car will fit your transportation needs. Well, Oak Park even has a solution for those times, in the form of I-Go car sharing. This service provides eco-friendly, self access cars that are reserved and rented on an hourly bases with a location right here in Oak Park.
So as an “Oak Parker” you’ll have a little more “gr$$n” left in your wallet just by living in this great community!
Go to the following links to help better plan your transportation needs: http://www.transitchicago.com/