Located just 7 miles west of the downtown Chicago Loop, the urban suburb of Oak Park is easily accessible via public transportation, including the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Blue and Green lines, buses and Metra commuter rail. For travel within Oak Park and its neighboring suburbs, commuters can use the CTA and Pace bus lines.
CTA Blue Line
Part of Chicago’s “L”, or elevated rapid train system, the Blue Line provides 24-hour service between O’Hare International Airport through downtown Chicago and into Oak Park, before terminating in Forest Park. Several of our Oak Park Apartment buildings are located within a few blocks of the Oak Park Station and Austin Station.
CTA Green Line
The Green Line is the only completely elevated route on the Chicago Transit Authority’s “L” system, making 30 stops between Harlem Station in Forest Park, through Oak Park, to 63rd Street on Chicago’s South Side. Several Oak Park Apartment buildings are located within a few blocks of the Oak Park Station, Ridgeland Station and Austin Station.
Metra Union Pacific / West Line
The Metra commuter railroad operates 242 stations on 11 different rail lines in the Chicago metropolitan area. Using the the Union Pacific / West Line, commuters can travel to Chicago from Oak Park in 16 to 20 minutes. Several Oak Park Apartment buildings are within walking distance of the Oak Park Station located along North Boulevard between Marion Street and Harlem Avenue.
Bus service within Oak Park, and to its neighboring suburbs, is provided by the CTA and Pace. Both bus companies have a shared payment system called Ventra, which allows for easy transfers, and many of the bus terminals are located at CTA rail and Metra stations for commuter convenience. Some of the bus routes even include service to Chicago Cubs, White Sox and Bears games.
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With dozens of apartments near Chicago located within walking distance of Oak Park’s public transportation, Oak Park Apartments provides commuters with easy access to downtown Chicago, O’Hare International Airport and so much more! Browse available apartments, visit an open house or call (888) 512-8129 to make an appointment today.