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Apartments in Oakland, IL

If you're interested in living in an area with a suburban feeling close to a bustling metropolis, you might want to find an apartment in Oakland, Illinois. This neighborhood in Chicago is perfect for everyone from single bachelors to parents with growing families. The abundance of resources in the area makes it an ideal neighborhood for settling and getting in touch with the culture of the Midwest.

Local parks

Those with children will find renting to be a wonderful opportunity in Oakland with the large number of parks in the area. Although you'll be living in the heart of the city, you'll have plenty of Mother Nature to relish. Douglas Monument Park, Mandrake Park and Williams-Davis Park are just a few of the many facilities you can visit with your family. Even if you don't have children, these areas can be perfect for pet owners as well. Dogs will certainly have a blast trekking through these refreshing areas full of trees and flowers. Also, the expansive Washington Park is located a few blocks from Oakland, which has a park pool for additional recreation.

Transportation

Whether you need to get to work across town or simply want to explore more of Chicago, there are plenty of transportation opportunities right in Oakland. You can utilize public subway services by accessing one of the many stops in the area - the 47th Street and 43rd Street stops are within walking distance from the neighborhood. If you prefer to drive to your destination, Route 41 cuts right through the area, giving you access to the most used routes in the city. There are plenty of opportunities for traveling while residing in this neighborhood, which has connections to various areas of Chicago.

Learning opportunities

Those renting in Oakland might also like to know that the Chicago Urban Skills Institute and the Blackstone Public Library are nearby. These educational resources can be valuable to both children and adults residing in the area.

Additional Local Resources

Public Schools

http://www.cps.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Electric

http://www.comed.com

Water/Sewer

cityofchicago.org

Did you know?

Hillary Clinton, who is the former Secretary of State, was born in Chicago, Illinois.