Location and Transportation
Approximately 30 miles south of downtown Chicago, Park Forest (population 23,462) is situated in both Cook and Will counties. It is bordered by Chicago Heights, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Richton Park and University Park. Interstate Highway 57 (less than three miles to the west) and the Bishop Ford Expressway (eight miles to the east) provide access to all of the major highways in the Chicago area. Midway and O’Hare International, the major airports in the region, are less than an hour away. Park Forest citizens have easy access to three Metra commuter rail line stations. During rush hour, the train commute to downtown Chicago takes as little as 50 minutes.