Welcome to the Village of Orland Park!
Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago's Loop, Orland Park was settled as a small farm village more than one hundred years ago, and has grown into a large, dynamic and progressive community. Orland Park has easy access to the Loop, O'Hare and Midway Airports, as well as the myriad attractions of metropolitan Chicago, via several interstate highways and Metra's commuter rail system- making travel convenient to our residents and business community. Orland Park residents enjoy the best of both worlds, the amenities of the big city and an excellent quality of life offered in our community.
Quality of Life
In 2006 and 2008, the Village of Orland Park was ranked by Money Magazine as one of America's Top 100 Best Places to Live. As stated by Money Magazine,
"Americans are flocking to places that offer big-city opportunity and amenities - with a lot more green space and a lot less stress. When it comes to a place to live and raise a family, most Americans want two things: the opportunity for themselves and their children to prosper, and a quality of life that lets them enjoy the fruits of their work...."
Orland Park offers these recreational opportunities to our residents:
- 56 Well-Equipped Parks
- 638 Acres of Recreation
- 33 Baseball Fields
- 39 Basketball Courts
- 25 Tennis Courts
- 24 Soccer Fields
- 51 Playgrounds
- Extensive Bike Trail System
In the heart of the Village is the community's largest park - Centennial Park. Created in 1992, in celebration of Orland Park's 100th birthday, Centennial Park encompasses 192 acres of recreation space. The Aquatic Center is located in Centennial Park, and includes an 18,000 square foot swimming pool, seven large slides, a 1,000-foot Lazy River, and a deep-water play area. Other park amenities include a skate park, baseball/softball complex, soccer fields, and a marina boardwalk along Lake Sedgewick.
Housing in Orland Park ranges from quaint turn-of-the-century painted ladies to essential condominiums, town homes and rental units. The market combines affordable, pleasant single-family subdivisions with impressive neighborhoods of executive homes and corporate residences.
Families in Orland Park benefit from excellent school districts and a deep commitment to education. Orland Park's elementary students are served by Districts 135, 146, 188, and 140. A number of parochial schools, including St. Michael's in Orland Park, also serve our residents. High schools students attend Orland Park's Carl Sandburg High School in District 230, with a small portion of the village attending A.A. Stagg High School in nearby Palos Hills. The school districts boast high test scores and 70% of high school graduates go on to attend college.
In 2004, Saint Xavier University opened a campus in Orland Park, located off LaGrange Avenue (U.S. Route 45) just North of Interstate I-80. Robert Morris College is also located in Orland Park and offers a bachelor's degree program of study. Moraine Valley Community College, located just North of Orland Park, is the 7th largest community college in Illinois. After completing their studies at Moraine Valley, many students transfer to the nearby Governor's State University to complete their work towards a Bachelor's Degree. Governor's State also awards Master's Degrees in various fields of study.
Will County Growth
Will County is alive with growth and poised for a prosperous future. With projected population growth of 120% by 2020, Will County is expected to have the highest population growth in Illinois. Orland Park's I-80 District is located in Will County. The I-80 District is envisioned to be a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly area. The I-80 District is already home to Saint Xavier University, Advocate Southwest Medical Center, Horton Insurance, American Technical Publishers and Washington Jane Smith Retirement Community.