Category: Safety

Keep Your Apartment Secure While You Are On Vacation

That long planned for, highly anticipated vacation is just around the corner.  You’ve made all your arrangements, researched your destination and packed your bags. You’re ready to go, right? Almost. In order to ensure that you have no surprises post – getaway, there are a few vacation security suggestions to add… Read more »

Apartment Living Skills – Resetting A Tripped Circuit Breaker

In the early 1900’s, when most of Oak Park Apartments properties were originally built, a tenant’s basic needs for electricity was limited to lighting and a few basic appliances. Air conditioners, laptops, dishwashers, cell phones; all of our 21st century amenities and technological needs have placed a greater demand on electrical… Read more »

Who Started Apartment Living Anyway?

              Oak Park is a community rich with history and Oak Park Apartments likes to highlight that history. Pondering our own history made us curious about the history of apartment buildings and that search led us all the way back to ancient Rome. Yes, we… Read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

          Illinois is ranked fifth in the nation in tornado frequency per square mile and averages 45 tornado incidents per year. Last weeks earlier then anticipated start to the tornado season makes it even more important to have a severe weather plan in place and to know… Read more »

How To Avoid Roommate Problems Before You Move In Together

Saving money is only one of the pluses of having a roommate.  Not only are you able to split the cost of rent and utilities roommates can: Help expand each others network of friends, especially if you are new to an area. Provide a sense of security for those who… Read more »

The 411 on 911’s at Oak Park Apartments

Oak Park Apartments provides tenants with a 24/7 emergency contact service in order to report serious situations.  But, there are times when a tenant may ask themselves, “Is this truly an emergency?” Here is some simple information and guidelines to help determine when you truly have an emergency situation and what… Read more »