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Overview of Oak Lawn

Located 17 miles southwest of Chicago, the village of Oak Lawn, IL is a great place to call home. The community maintains a demonstrated hometown atmosphere with friendly neighbors who enjoy getting to know one another. Oak Lawn's 57,000 residents enjoy excellent healthcare facilities, quality schools, and numerous public amenities that make the village one of Chicago's finest suburbs. Search for Oak Lawn apartments for rent, and find Midwestern hospitality in the heart of the Great Lakes region.

Living in Oak Lawn, IL

Julian Hatch purchased land in Cook County in 1842 and established a farm in the heavily wooded area. The creation of the Wabash Railroad brought new travelers and industry to Oak Lawn, as more landmark black oak trees were cut down to accommodate new settlers. Today, Oak Lawn is a mature community with many commercial offerings. The village emphasizes redevelopment efforts to create better opportunities for devoted residents.

While many residents here commute to downtown Chicago for work, many others also hold jobs for large area employers like the Christ Hospital. Young couples and families are choosing to live in Oak Lawn apartments to avoid the big-city lifestyle, allowing the village to redefine its regional identity.

Oak Lawn Attractions and Special Events

The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn is one of the village's largest attractions, aiming to impact a child's life through play-based learning experiences. The museum features different exhibits and play stations to spark a child's creativity and foster a lifelong love for learning. Oak Lawn hosts an annual Fall on the Green festival, a family-friendly event with great food, live entertainment, games, and vendors. Other local favorite events include the Pet Parade, Easter Egg Hunt, Fourth of July Parade, and Pumpkin Festival.

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