With the price of gas soaring, OakParkApartments.com believes that living in Oak Park is part of a solution to keeping your transportation costs manageable.
Oak Park is a community that is located within half an hour of so many places – downtown Chicago, O’Hare or Midway Airports, sports entertainment, multiple suburbs, shops, restaurants, theatres, hospitals, schools & universities as well as being an easy commute to 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.
Not only are there many public transportation choices, but Oak Park is 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 necessary! If you don’t own a bike you can rent one from Oak Park’s own GreenLine Wheels!
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 even though those gas prices are soaring, as an “Oak Parker” you can feel a little more “gr$$n” being 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/