Forest Park is located just west of Oak Park and about eight miles due west of Downtown Chicago. You will find that there are two accesses to the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290). Forest Park has excellent transportation options which includes a nearby Metra train station, 2 L stops and bus routes. The slogan of Forest Park is that it offers “Big City Access with Small Town Charm”. It’s where one will find a host of attractions, dinning, shopping, and convenient amenities with a large city just minutes away. Buying a home in Forest Park will give you a solid real estate investment in one of the established suburb areas of Metropolitan Chicago with everything that the big city offers. From families with children to working professionals, Forest Park offers many opportunities for living, work and play so consider Forest Park Real Estate today with Gary Mancuso, West Chicago Realtor.
What I like most about Forest Park is that it has the best of both worlds: big city access with small town charm. The residents of Forest Park comprise all different age groups and are a culturally and economically diverse population.
Recent major renovations to the downtown Madison Street business district has attracted a wide assortment of fine restaurants, pubs, antique stores, bakeries, specialty stores, and entertainment establishments. The Park District of Forest Park boasts one of the areas oldest and best known aquatic centers. It is a very popular gathering place for many people through out the area. There are also several forest preserves featuring bike trails and picnic areas.
Forest Park's Madison Street was recently renovated which really brought out the small town charm. This is the main street for Forest Park where they have parades and celebrations throughout the year.
This is one of the many restaurants in Forest Park. If you like Italian cuisine you must check out Fransisco's Fiore!
Forest Park also has a water slide. Not reccomended for anyone afraid of a swirling rush!
You will find numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants along Madison Street. You can dine outside under the shade of the umbrellas or order in. Shanahan's is one of my favorites.
Here is the public pool which is extremely popular in Forest Park. Life guards are on hand and you can even bring a picnic lunch!
The Forest Park park district sponsors baseball and softball leagues which features night games for children and adults.
I am sure after one visit to Forest Park Real Estate you will want explore the possibility of owning your next home here. Please give me a call. I would be happy to show you around. Below are some important and popular links that will tell you more about Forest Park, Illinois.
About Forest Park - Official Village web site has a terrific streaming video of the town and what it has to offer. In fact, 2007 is the centennial celebration for Forest Park. The site also has a list of benefits offered by the village including branch removal and snow removal for sidewalks and streets.
Forest Park Main Street - Brand new site with loads of information on shopping in Forest Park.
Forest Park Public Library - has a wonderful youth program with certified teachers on staff to help children with their homework. They are also available for instant messaging with all the popular IM venues such as AOL, Yahoo and MSN. Their outstanding, up to date technology is truly something to see.
Are you ready to come to Forest Park and allow me to show you what this great village has to offer? Well, please contact me today and I will be glad to show you around town!