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PARK RIDGE, Illinois, is a picturesque suburb of 37,480 residents, located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, in a key geographic location close to O'Hare Airport, major expressways and rail transportation. It has a strong small-town, hometown charm, with cupolas, church spires and the 100-foot tower of the historic Art Deco Pickwick Theatre defining its unique skyline. Its slogan, "A Wonderful Place," describes a prime residential community with tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, and outstanding schools, parks and library. Park Ridge is a welcoming community, open to everyone who wishes to take advantage of all we have to offer.

Park Ridge History: 
First settled in mid-1830's (land from Pottawatomi Indians).  The Village founded on July 4, 1873, and the name changed to Park Ridge which was incorporated April 19, 1910.  The former names were Pennyville, and Brickton (1855).

A majority of the homes were built in the 1950's, although the popular Georgians and Tudors were built before World War II. Other styles include Victorians, Cape Cods, Dutch Colonials and ranches.   Total number of housing units is 14,121 of which 82% is owner occupied.  Average household size is 2.7 persons.  Housing stock consists of 77% single family detached, and 23% multi-family & townhomes.


Most students in Park Ridge attend district 64 schools, while a small area on the north side of town is served by district 63. Students in third, sixth and eighth grades scored well above average on the math and reading portions of the IGAP exam.  Most teenagers attend Maine South High School in district 207, while others go to Maine East High School.


The Kennedy Expressway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) have interchanges in the community, a Union Pacific rail line runs through town, and a CTA stop is located on the south end of town. Drive time to the Loop and Midway Airport is 30 minutes. It takes only five minutes to get to O'Hare Airport. CTA trains stop at Cumberland Avenue and reach the Loop in 40 Minutes. Commuters can reach the Loop in 20 to 25 minutes from the town's two Metra stations. Bus service is also available.

General PARK RIDGE Real Estate Information, courtesy of MLS, updated monthly:

2012-------APRIL 2013--------APRIL
AVG SP - Attached          $152,929 AVG SP - Attached            $175,236
AVG SP - Detached        $380,524 AVG SP - Detached          $426,132
CONTRACTS PENDING                    65 CONTRACTS PENDING                  85
Month's Supply of Inventory
Attached                     13.8 Attached                    3.8
Detached                     6.5 Detached                  3.8

Useful Links:

City of Park Ridge - Including information about city council, staff, ordinances, minutes, services, hours, new residents services, and more.

Link to 2010 Census Information

Park Ridge Community Network

The Economic Development Corporation of Park Ridge

Park Ridge Public Library - Includes information about services, programs, calendar, board of trustees, policies, best seller lists, and bibliographies.

Community Consolidated School District 64 - Including school calendar and home pages for all Park Ridge elementary public schools.

Maine Township High School District #207 - Includes curriculum information, staff, board members, sports events, students organizations, and more.

Area Map

Neighborhood Information for:
Census Tract: 17201   |  Block Group: 201

Population Demographics

Median age: 33.04


Managerial: 0
Service: 786
Farming: 8
Craft: 155
Laborer: 1,350
Sales: 1,103
Admin: 23
Professional: 471
Other: 8,111

Housing Inventory

Owned: 2,651
Average Home Value: 45,430
Rented: 4,520
Average Rent (One Bed County): 578


Median household income: 27,584
Married with children: 2,315
Married without children: 1,693

Population Age Range


Temperature (Degrees f)

Average January: 19.0
Average July: 72.9
Average January Low: 10.8
Average January High: 27.2
Average July Low: 62.6
Average July High: 83.1

Precipitation (Inches)

Yearly Total: 36.63
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