Welcome to Forest Park
Vibrant, Diverse, Urban/Suburban Village


Forest Park is a vibrant, diverse, urban/suburban village of 13,800 residents just west of Chicago. It is connected to downtown by the Blue Line, and is not far from Oak Park Station with access to the Greenline and Metra. Madison Street is where you will find the majority of Forest Park’s shops, restaurants, and festivals. Forest Park was awarded “Best Neighborhood Dining” by the Chicago Tribune.



Downtown Chicago is a 9 mile drive on I-290 (the Eisenhower expressway). Many residents choose to walk to the Forest Park Blue Line station which is part of Chicago’s El network. Midway and O’Hare airports are both equally easy to access from Forest Park.



  • Preschool: Forest Park Preschool
  • Primary School (Kindergarten – 2nd Grade): Betsy Ross, Garfield
  • Intermediate School (3rd – 5th Grades): Field-Stevenson, Grant-White
  • Middle School (6th – 8th Grades): Forest Park Middle School
  • High Schools: Proviso East High School, Proviso Math & Science Academy



Every summer there are number of festivals including: Garage Galleries, RibFest, and a Chicago-wide softball tournament. The Memorial Day and St. Patrick’s Day parades draw crowds from surrounding neighborhoods. With easy access via the Metra, Blue Line, and Harlem Green Line, residents of Forest Park are just steps away from accessing any of the cultural and sports events throughout the city of Chicago as well.


Real Estate

FAQ from Buyers

How important to obtain a pre approval? -An important step in making an offer is to determine how you will purchase the property – will you be obtaining a mortgage or are you paying cash? Most homebuyers will finance a purchase of this size so the first step in the process, even before seriously beginning your search, is to speak with a lender and have them prepare a pre approval letter for you.

Real Estate

Behind The Scenes

Charming Oak ParK Condo Behind the Scenes 1118 Washington Blvd 3A, Oak Park, IL Hughes Home Team Agent Michele Barron shares a behind the scenes look

Local Events

Holiday Local Events 2021

I can’t believe it’s December already – this year has been a crazy one in real estate and doesn’t seem to be slowing down! Since Hughes Home Team joined Compass in September, we have been busy helping our clients buy and sell some truly special homes.

Local Events

Oak Park Halloween Events Guide 2021

Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park
Halloween 2021
TRICK-OR-TREAT 2021 Hours in Oak Park 1-5:30 pm | Forest Park, 3-7:30 pm | River Forest 3-7 pm


Fall Maintenance

Fall weather finally arrived. While we enjoy this beautiful weather, we can also tackle the fall maintenance lists. Don’t forget to pour a warm cup of tea!


Broker Associate , Hughes Home Team | Compass
On a team where client service is a top priority, Michele Barron is a...
Broker Associate , Hughes Home Team | Compass
There is no one who works harder and more thoughtfully for her clients than...
Broker Associate , Hughes Home Team | Compass
Victoria Atkins With over 30 years experience in real estate including a background in...

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