Oak Park, Chicago

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    Oak Park neighborhood

    by Pawtuxet Written Jun 5, 2006

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    Favorite thing: There are a number of pleasant tree lined streets in Oak Park...a neighborhood just outside of the city. I'm sure this is where the commuters settle when they want to be away from the city. It's on the commuter rail line so it is an easy commute.
    I was struck by some of the late Victorian architecture here which so closely resembles Edgewood, which is a neighborhood close to my house in Rhode Island. Of course you can see the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright as well...which most people come to see. I wandered for an entire afternoon after seeing Wright's house (which is great). The entire neighborhood was an architecture buff's delight. I've included a few pics of inconsequential homes which will give you the "feel" of the area. Take the time to visit if you are in to architecture.

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    Oak Park

    by goingsolo Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Oak Park is a pretty suburb on the western side of Chicago. This is a must see place if you're a fan of Hemingway or Frank Lloyd Wright. The pretty streets are filled with houses designed by Wright and just walking in the neighborhood is interesting enough to merit a visit. There are a bunch of shops and cafes here as well and a pretty park which is used for outdoor festivals in the summer.

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  • I simply loved eating...

    by KT2000AZ Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: I simply loved eating stuffed pizza at Giordano's in oak Park.

    Fondest memory: I was so pleased to see a squirrel in a park. I come from Arizona where Jack Rabbitts and tumble weeds are a common occurance NOT squirrels!

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