Introduction to Orland Park, Illinois
Orland Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 19 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village. Orland Park is home to some 51,077 residents.
Orland Park History
The Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad entered the present day village of Orland Park around 1879. At that time the area served as a small station and included a few hundred residents. Orland Park was officially incorporated in 1892 as a village. It is the hometown of Buddy Guy, the celebrated Blues singer and guitarist. Orland Park won the title of "45th Best Place to Live In America" in 2006. This title was awarded by Money Magazine.
Orland Park and nearby Attractions
- Hostert Log Cabin
- Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
- John Humphrey House
- Hollywood Park - Crestwood
- Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
- Bronzeville Children's Museum
Things To Do In Orland Park
Orland Park offers a number of recreational facilities. The local parks include Dogwood Park, Prairie Park, Park Hill Park, Pulte Park, Brown Park, Discovery Park, Cachey Park, Parkview Park, and Cameno Real Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at Orland Park Plaza Shopping Center, Park Pointe Plaza Shopping Center, Orland Square Mall Shopping Center, Village Green Shopping Center, and Lakeview Plaza Shopping Center. The Bronzeville Children's Museum, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, and Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum are also nearby.
Orland Park Transportation
International flights are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.
Orland Park Higher Education
Moraine Valley Community College, Governors State University, City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, and many other colleges and universities offer opportunities for higher studies.