Unlike other towns in the area Orland Park does not owe it’s origin to the railroad. The area’s first settler Henry Taylor came to the area in 1834, Ichabod and William Myrick became residents in 1844 and were Orland Township’s first officials. However, with the construction of the Sedgewick Station the Township began to grow rapidly. In the early 1900’s the town stopped growing and no reason has been sited other than it not being a destination for anything. In 1938 Orland Park IL only had 638 residents but by 2015 it had grown to almost 60,000 making it one of the biggest south suburban cities.
Orland Park Illinois begins from the north at 131st street and heads roughly west to Will Cook Road, the southern boarder is essentially 183rd St. As you head back east Orland follows LaGrange Road until you reach 159th St. Orland then widens out east to Harlem Avenue until you reach 135th Street where it narrows back to roughly LaGrange Road. There are Forest Preserves scattered throughout the city limits and stocked fishing lakes like Tampier Slough, McGinnis Slough and Lake Sedgwick. The great thing about home for sale in Orland Park IL is that there is always an ample supply and they come in all shapes, sizes and prices. You can find starter homes in older neighborhoods and subdivisions in the low 200s, newer semi custom homes in the upper 300’s to 650,000.00 and if money is no object there are many areas in Orland that boast custom homes from 7000square feet to 30,000 square feet ranging anywhere between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. Executive home subdivisions like Silo Ridge, Mallard Landing, Evergreen or a country club communities like Crystal Tree cater to the most discerning buyer. There are even older neighborhoods beginning gentrify existing homes or people are choosing to tear down older, smaller homes and constructing custom homes in their place.
Orland’s School District 135 is one of the top elementary school districts in the area boosting 7 primary/intermediate schools and 3 junior high schools comprised of 7th and 8th graders. You can visit click here for a list of all of Orland’s grammar schools and their subsequent test scores. Rest assured your tax dollars are well spent. All of the schools are continually being updated with the latest technology. Carl Sandburg High School is a part of District 230 and serves most of Orland Park although there are several sections in Orland that feed into fellow District 230 school Andrew High School. All district 230 school are excellent with large campuses, state of the art sports facilities, performing arts and aquatic centers.
Shopping of all kinds is where Orland really shines. There is literally nothing you can’t find. Orland Square Mall is the centerpiece but in the last 20 years Orland has only added shopping. Orland Park Place was once another fully enclosed mall but has been repurposed into an outdoor upscale strip mall type shopping plaza. It houses Kohls, Binny’s Beverage Depot, Barnes and Noble, Bed, Bath and Beyond as well as several others. Orland Park Crossing is a newer lifestyle mall featuring even more upscale shopping. The development of Orland Park Crossing blends in well with the redevelopment of Old Orland along 143rd from LaGrange Road to Southwest Highway. They have constructed a beautiful train station as well as high-end condominiums and townhomes. Orland has been given a downtown feel.
The nightlife has also blossomed in recent years. Granite City and The Brass Tap in Orland Park Place, The Irish Patriot and The Square Celt Ale house are just a few of the cool bars you can find in Orland Park IL. They serve the latest in craft beers as well as small batch whiskeys, scotch and vodkas.
If you’re looking for restaurants to get your fill Orland has it all. From Pizza to pasta, high-end steaks to sushi, you won’t have to travel far. We have to give a special mention to Fox’s Pizza on 143rd St. just west of LaGrange Road. Quite a bit has been made of Chicago pizza and Fox’s is as good a thin crust as you’ll find anywhere in the United States. It’s been in Orland Park since 1973.
Q: What is the Orland Park Zip Code?
A: Actually there are two in Orland 60462 and 60467
Q: I’m looking for Orland Park Condos For Sale. Is there a market?
A: Because Orland has a rather large footprint there are many condominium complexes scattered around town. Chances are regardless of your income level you can find an Orland Park Condo or townhome to suit your needs.
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