The village of Oak Park is located 10 miles west of the Chicago Loop. Today more than 52,000 people call Oak Park home. The community experienced a growth in its population in the 1870s after residents of Chicago moved to what would become Oak Park following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Oak Park was formally established in 1902 when it broke away from the neighboring suburb of Cicero. The village is the hometown of famous Americans including author Ernest Hemingway and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Oak Park Attractions
The Ernest Hemingway Museum is located at the birthplace of author Ernest Hemingway. At the museum you can see displays including rare photos of Hemingway, his childhood diary, letters, early writings and other memorabilia.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s former home and studio is in Oak Park. Wright lived in the residence from 1889 to 1909 during the first 20 years of his career. His architectural laboratory is on the grounds of the home. Also in Oak Park is Wright’s Larkin Building and Unity Temple and 25 Wright-designed structures surrounding his home and studio.
There are several shopping and dining options available in downtown Oak Park. Retail stores include Gap, The Competitive Foot, HooDoo Headwear, Shirtworks and Sugarcup Trading,. Boss Burrito, Bruegger’s Bagels, Aripo’s Venezuelan Restaurant, Lou Malnati’s and Lake Street Kitchen + Bar.
Moving to Oak Park
When you decide to call this historic village your new home, it’s time to search for an Oak Park moving company. Allied Van Lines has 500 agent locations throughout North America and representatives in 34 countries across the world. With many customer service representatives available 24/7, you can rest easy knowing any questions you may have will be answered.
Allied offers customers a number options including full-service and fragile-only packing, box and furniture inventory and assistance with assembling and disassembling electronics and appliances. Allied also sells self-pack materials including boxes and dish barrels for kitchenware. Everyone who chooses Allied is given free residence protection pads and carpet covers for corners, doorways, railings and high-traffic areas.
Oak Park is located 12 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and 9 miles from Midway International Airport, so if you choose to venture to your new home via plane Allied can transport your vehicle for you.