Park Forest, Illinois
Park Forest was planned as a housing community for returning World War II veterans in about 1948.
The Village of Park Forest is located approximately 30 miles south of the city limits of Chicago. In its last census, it had a population of almost 22,000 residents. Parts of Park Forest are located in both Cook and Will Counties. It is bordered by Chicago Heights, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Richton Park and University Park.
For transportation purposes, Interstate Highway 57 is only 3 miles to the west and the Calumet Expressway is 8 miles to the east. Both expressways are easy access routes in and around the Chicago area. Midway and O’Hare Airports are each less than one hour away. There is also an availability of three Metra commuter rail line stations. During rush hour, the Metra trip would take as little as 15 minutes to reach downtown Chicago.
During the 1950s, a large group of small single-family homes were built in Park Forest. These were designed and built primarily for the expanding families following World War II. Today, most of the 9,600 housing units are single family homes. Park Forest is a diverse community with minority populations of African-Americans, Asians, and Hispanics making up about 47% of the total.
Within the boundaries of the village, there are 2,000 acres of parks and recreation facilities available to residents. During the early stages of the village’s development, trees were planted in the parks along the village’s developing road system. Today, the trees have matured, along with the village, providing beauty and shade for residents.
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Our Chicago loop office is in a convenient location for Park Forest residents. Kreisman Law Offices is located at the corner of Dearborn and Monroe Streets. There are many convenient modes of public transportation to Kreisman Law Offices, including the Metra and CTA.