Welcome to Oriole Park | Chicago Guide to Oriole Park Real Estate
Forming part of the Norwood Park neighborhood, the community area of Oriole Park is anchored by its namesake park and residential life here is largely centered on park activities and enjoying the laid-back pulse of the area’s quiet blocks. Get to know a little more about this pocket of Chicago’s northwest side with this Oriole Park local real estate guide.
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Living in Oriole Park
NAMESAKE PARK • QUIET STREETS • FAMILY-FRIENDLY
Summer days filled with opportunities for outdoor recreation at Oriole Park keep the youth of the community busy and active. For the adults, while there are dining and shopping places to explore in the greater Norwood Park neighborhood, Oriole Park is primarily residential and the quiet blocks that form this northwest side community are adorned with single-family homes.
Where is Oriole Park?
Oriole Park encompasses the southwestern part of the Norwood Park community and is in close proximity to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, which is just west of the neighborhood. Its boundaries include the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) to the north, Harlem Ave to the east, N Canfield Ave to the west and Foster Ave to the south, with a small sliver of a few blocks that extend further south to Argyle St.
The area includes the zipcodes of 60631 and 60656 and forms a great portion of the 41st Ward.
Oriole Park Transportation
Accessing Oriole Park via public transit is possible via the CTA blue line train at Harlem Ave and the bus routes of #88 Higgins, #90 Harlem, and #92 Foster. Oriole Park residents who rely on the commuter rail, are closest to the Norwood Park Metra station.
Forming its northern border, the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) makes getting to and from Oriole Park by car quick and easy, and is a straight shot to O’Hare International Airport to the west and downtown Chicago to the east.
Oriole Park Real Estate Market Snapshot
SMALLER HOMES • UPDATED INTERIORS • RENOVATION PROJECT POTENTIAL
With limited inventory, the Oriole Park neighborhood real estate market consists predominantly of single-family homes, generally of the smaller size, and a few condos for sale. Some homes feature recently updated interiors, including new flooring and modern kitchens, accentuating the character of the home while incorporating newer amenities and design elements. Other houses on the market in Oriole Park, are a make-it-your-own project that will require some renovating, but that have immense potential for those looking for properties that tick off boxes like location and number of rooms. Home prices in Oriole Park average in the range of mid $200Ks to mid $400Ks.
Oriole Park Realtor
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Mark Quesada, Oriole Park Realtor
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Live Like a Local in Chicago’s Oriole Park Neighborhood
Talk with a Oriole Park real estate agent to schedule a house or condo showing in Oriole Park and then go on to get more acquainted with the neighborhood. Here’s a quick self-guided tour of Oriole Park.
Get a feel for the neighborhood buzz at Cozy Corner Restaurant & Pancake House (5454 N Harlem Ave), one of three locations in the city. This breakfast restaurant is a popular morning spot, so there may be a slight wait. Get active by walking through and around Oriole Park (5430 N Olcott Ave). Pop into Nottoli Italian Foods (5025 N Harlem Ave) just off of Harlem Ave and south of Foster Ave for a delightful deli sandwich like prosciutto and provolone, or signature hot subs like the spicy sicilian or Italian sandwiches. You can also shop the deli for some meats and cheeses to take home. While you may have to travel a little outside of Oriole Park, you can enjoy dinner at Sapori Napoletana Pizza e Ristorante (6050 N Northwest Hwy) for some pasta and Neapolitan individual, pizzas prepared in a wood burning oven.
Oriole Park Dining
Residents of Oriole Park may be limited on dining options within the neighborhood boundaries, but they benefit from proximity to restaurants in the greater Norwood Park neighborhood and other communities nearby. Here are some spots to add to your must-try list.
Dino's Italian Pizza & Italian Restaurant (7004 W Higgins Ave) - a neighborhood pizza restaurant serving customers in the community for 50 years.
Mather’s—More Than a Café (7134 W Higgins Ave) - one of three locations in Chicago, this cafe is more than that, as its name implies, catering to the 50+ crowd offering classes and workshops along with its meals.
Polish Paczki Cafe (7210 W Foster Ave) - a modern take on traditional Polish dishes are served at this small strip mall cafe.
Portillo’s Hot Dogs (7308 W Lawrence Ave) - this popular Chicago establishment has a location just a short distance from Oriole Park in Harwood Heights, making it easy to pick up an Italian beef, a Chicago-style hot dog, milkshake and a slice of chocolate cake.
Oriole Park Neighborhood Amenities
As a small pocket of the Norwood Park community area, Oriole Park residents have amenities within reach, including Oriole Park (5430 N Olcott Ave) which is the neighborhood’s central fixture and for which the area is named.
Families also have the choice of Oriole Park Public School (5424 N Oketo Ave) for the education of their grade school kids.
For groceries, there’s a Jewel-Osco (7342 W Foster Ave) at the southeast corner of the neighborhood in the Harlem-Foster Shopping Center. Also, in that collection of shops are fitness studios and gyms such as Evolve Yoga & Fitness Chicago (7252 W Foster Ave) and Planet Fitness (7300 W Foster Ave).
Oriole Park Real Estate Consultant
As you consider the Oriole Park community area in your home buying search process, get in touch with an Oriole Park realtor who can narrow down the market inventory to fit the criteria you set for your next home purchase. The same applies when choosing to sell your house. Let an Oriole Park real estate agent help you position your home to sell.
Mark Quesada, Oriole Park Realtor