Benefits of Living in Park Forest, Illinois

Park Forest, Illinois is a beautiful, tree-lined community with easy access to the entire Chicagoland area. It is small enough to know your neighbors and big enough to enjoy a wealth of resources. As a town built for cooperative living, Park Forest prides itself on its availability of affordable homes and village-like atmosphere. Among the many opportunities here are recreational leagues, an engaged library, community events and more nature to play in than you could ever want! Let's explore a few below:



Freedom Hall

The Freedom Hall Performing Arts Theater has been a staple in the Park Forest arts community since it opened its doors in 1976. With a capacity to seat 287 guests, this cozy concert hall and performing arts hub has attracted a wide range of talented and up-and-coming artists over the years. They offer a matinee series for those interested in attending during the day and a main series enjoyed during the evening hours. Season tickets are available for a great price and provide Park Forest residents premium seating and hours of entertainment throughout the year.



Park Forest Public Library

"It's a new day" is Park Forest Public Library's well-known slogan and for good reason. The library offers their patrons something new every day. From yoga class to book discussions to workshops on blending essential oils, this library cares about educating their community and their line up of events proves it.


Recreational Department

The Village of Park Forest offers tons of recreational activities designed to encourage its residents to be more active and engaged. Offering tons of youth programs, adult programs and senior programs, for a small fee, residents can enjoy learning from experienced teachers in their field of study. In addition, the Village offers day trips to events such as the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, World Famous Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, the Frank Lloyd Wright Tour and so much more! These trips typically include transportation, food and entertainment for a very reasonable price.



Community Event

Park Forest not only offers a walk-up, downtown shopping district, but it also offers community events throughout the year including a garden series, Christmas concerts, main street nights, a Halloween candy walk, nature walks, cookie sales and more. Community gatherings occur at places around town like the Park Forest Aqua Center, the Village green, Thorn Creek Nature Center, Freedom Hall and the Senior Center. To view the full line-up of events, visit the Village of Park Forest's website.


As you can see, there are a wealth of benefits to living in Park Forest, Illinois. When you are ready to join this amazing community, stop by the Ash Street Cooperative office to discuss your housing options. Ash Street offers spacious, well-maintained homes that combine the benefits of home ownership with the conveniences of apartment living in a unique system of membership ownership. Learn more.



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