Residents of Oak Park and River Forest prize the quality of life in their villages.
Many residences will tell you that the villages' outstanding schools played a key role in their decision to live here. Whether your children need day care, preschool, or kindergarten through high school, you'll find outstanding public and private school options. Active parental involvement in a diverse array of school-related organizations and activities is a longstanding tradition, helping schools in both communities provide a challenging, rewarding educational experience for their students. Many teachers in the Oak and Park River Forest school systems reside in the villages so their children can take advantage of our excellent schools.
An abiding feeling of togetherness permeates the neighborhoods in each of these family-oriented communities. Kids and adults throughout both villages eagerly await the annual block party, a time for playing in the streets closed for the day to motor vehicles. By providing an opportunity for neighbors to relax together, block parties sustain and strengthen neighborhood ties.