Orland Park is a prominent south suburban community known for its outdoor activities, as well as shopping and food establishments. It is located 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago and was named “45th Best Place to Live in America” by Money Magazine. Orland Park has an array of parks, restaurants and live entertainment venues that all serve to keep community life active.
Orland Park is approximately 25 miles southwest of Chicago. Orland Park is located near several highways including the I-80 east-west coast connector. The metra train is available to Orland Park residents and there is also transportation to O'Hare and Midway airports.
Population (2000) - Total 51,077
Density 2,668.4/sq mi (1,030.4/km2) population 51,077
Median income $67,574
The village of Orland Park started way back in 1834 when Henry Taylor became the area’s first settler. Other notable settlers included William Myrick, Jacob and Bernard Hostert. The railroad, which was known as the “Sedgewick Station” came into settlement in 1879 and soon after the train station was established as the Village’s Lake Sedgewick in Centrnnial Park.
The Transportation Division of Public Works is responsible for operating the Pace Dial-A-Ride Paratransit Bus Service. This program is designed to serve the needs of all residents within Orland Park to destinations within the Village.
The Chicago Transit Authority also provides public transportation to Orland Park. To view the schedule visit, CTA.com.
The Metrarail Southwest Service (SWS) provides three stops in Orland Park. The Orland Park 179th, Orland Park 153rd, and Orland Park 143rd.
Orland Park is served by several award winning educational programs within the area. Some of them include:
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, 15690 S Harlem Ave, (847) 381-7308, is a great local spot with a diverse menu and excellent service. Enjoy their hand-crafted, award-winning wine in Napa-style tasting room. While you are there try the lobster bisque, tortilla soup and desserts. Before you leave go shopping in the gift store.
Jordan's Pub & Eatery, 13500 S Harlem Ave, (708) 460-8330, a great place to play pool, go bowling, drink and of course eat. Enjoy the beer garden while playing bags and make sure to check out the daily specials.
Orland Park has several theatres, comedy, dance lessons, places to eat, shop and live life!
Harrison’s Restaurant & Brewery, 15845 S. La Grange Road (708) 226-0100, has everything from fresh food to handcrafted brewed beer on the outside patio. Harrison’s is know for their award-winning brews, from beer flights to even a peach beer that will knock you off your feet. Try the stuffed mushrooms, nachos and the barbecue baby back ribs for a mouth watering taste.
Centennial Park, 15600 West Ave. is filled of fun and excitement for a great vacation area or just to relax for the day. Two piers for fishing, seven soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, pavilions, grills, horseshoe areas, nine baseball fields, walking and bike paths.