The map shows where residents in Oak Park and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Forest Park, IL and River Forest, IL are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

Oak Park, IL map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

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The most desired areas tend to be in the north parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the west regions.

Median house prices in Oak Park, IL are $499,735, meaning Oak Park homes are more expensive than the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Stratford, CT and Kentwood, MI, and found homes in Oak Park cost more.

Compared to Illinois, Oak Park home prices are much more expensive than the state's average of $311,566. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Oak Park, IL.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Oak Park varies very little.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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