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Park Ridge Overview

With roots stemming as far back as the early 1830s, the city of Park Ridge is located approximately 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Its proximity to O’Hare, major expressways, and public transportation have made Park Ridge the ideal community for commuters. Park Ridge’s most recognizable landmark is the Pickwick Theatre, named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Sprawling parks, world-class schools, and top-notch civic works consistently rank among top reasons to call Park Ridge home.

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Park Ridge homes consist of a variety of developments both new and vintage. The years after World War II saw a major growth in predominantly ranch-style houses, many of which remain today. Expansion in the 1990s saw many older Park Ridge homes replaced with new construction, and between 1999 – 2009 the village underwent a massive Uptown development project. This project created even greater variety in Park Ridge real estate, with new residential townhomes, row houses, loft units, condominiums, and retail commercial space.

Park Ridge History

Park Ridge suburb

The Park Ridge suburb has roots that go as far back as the early 1830s, when the first American settlers began to arrive from New York and other parts of New England. Entrepreneur George Penny recognized that the ridge itself was rich with clay deposits, making it ideal for brick-making, and originally established the area as a brickyard that served as a primary source of construction materials for the young but rapidly growing settlement of Chicago. As such, the area was originally named Pennyville, and then Brickton, before finally incorporating as the Park Ridge suburb in 1873. The area saw a great deal of expansion with the arrival of the railroad, as well as migration from the city after the Great Fire in 1871. The residents of the Park Ridge suburb decided to reincorporate as a city in 1910, establishing a government that included a mayor and aldermen elected from wards instead of a president and trustees elected at-large. Park Ridge continued to grow through the 1920s due to the addition of new business, industry, and an artist’s colony, as well as new parks and renovation of streets and civic plumbing. The housing boom post-World War II caused another significant rise in the population, and other major area construction—such as the O’Hare Airport in 1956 and Lutheran General Hospital in 1959—led to even greater settlement by professionals and their families. Today, the Park Ridge suburb enjoys both the advantages of its proximity and easy expressway access to the city while retaining its own character and charm.

Dream Town Knows Park Ridge

As suburban experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in Park Ridge. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your Park Ridge home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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745 Parkwood, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #
Sold For $425,000
1030 South Home, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #
Sold For $749,900
1975 West Touhy, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #
Sold For $539,900
506 Grand, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #
Sold For $750,000
422 South Western, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #
Sold For $440,000
1350 Parkside, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #
Sold For $474,500
1101 Cleveland, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #
Sold For $699,900
717 South Seminary, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #
Sold For $549,900
226 South Merrill, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #
Sold For $594,900
311 South NORTHWEST, Park Ridge IL, 60068 #4
Sold For $539,000

The Sights of Park Ridge

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Schools In The Park Ridge Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Park Ridge area.

20 schools in area
School Type Level Grade(s) Rating

Park Ridge Community Consolidated School District 64

164 South Prospect Ave

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Franklin Elementary School

2401 Manor Ln

Public Elementary K-5

Alternative Resource Center Arc

1111 South Dee Rd

Public High 9-12

Resurrection High School

7500 West Talcott Avenue

Private High 9-12

St Andrews Lutheran School

260 North Northwest Highway

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8

St Bernadettes School For Spec Educ

7429 North Milwaukee Avenue

Private PK, 1-3, 10

Embers Elementary School

8340 North Greenwood Avenue

Private Preschool - Elementary PK-5

Maine Township Hsd 207 School District

1131 South Dee Rd

High 9-12

Ebinger Elementary School

7350 West Pratt Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8

Maine South High School

1111 South Dee Rd

Public High 9-12

George Washington Elementary School

1500 Stewart Ave

Public Elementary K-5

St. Juliana School

7400 W Touhy Ave

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8

St Paul Of The Cross School

140 South Northwest Highway

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8

Jeanine Schultz Memorial School

2101 Oakton Street

Private Elementary - High 1, 4-5, 7-12

Edison Park Elementary School

6220 North Olcott Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8

North Suburban Educ Reg For Voc

1131 South Dee Road

Public Elementary - High n/a


7500 North Harlem Ave

Public High 9-12

Iroquois Community School

1836 East Touhy Ave

Public Elementary - Middle K-8

Lincoln Middle School

200 South Lincoln Ave

Public Middle 6-8

Mary Seat Of Wisdom School

1352 South Cumberland Avenue

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8

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