New downtown Oak Park apartments leasing for August 1 occupancy

Emerson Oak Park, rendering

The Emerson, Oak Park’s newest apartment community, is pre-leasing for August 1 and later occupancy.

Skyline view from Emerson Oak Park

The Emerson offers a range of studio to 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments in a mid-rise building and a 20-story tower that boasts views of the Chicago skyline.

Apartments have plank flooring in living areas, upscale kitchen and bath finishes, individual heating and air-conditioning, and in-unit washer / dryers. Rents begin at $1,700 a month.

Join us in the videos for narrated tours of two 1-bedroom model apartments and a 2-bedroom, 2-bath model.

The Emerson’s amenities include an expansive club room with a kitchen and dining area, a resort-style pool deck with grilling stations and a fire pit, and a fully-equipped fitness center with a separate group fitness area. The building has on-site parking and ground-level retail space anchored by a new Target.

The Emerson is located in a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly part of downtown Oak Park, one of Chicagoland’s most attractive neighborhoods.

The immediate neighborhood has an abundance of retail outlets, ranging from one-of-a-kind locally-owned boutiques to big-box national chain stores.

Whole Foods, River Forest

Whole Foods is a block west of The Emerson, in the River Forest Town Center, which is also home to a Walgreen’s Pharmacy, DSW, Loft, Noodles & Company, Starbucks, Boston Market, Panera Bread, Chico’s, Men’s Wearhouse, Petco, Ulta, Massage Envy, LensCrafters and more. Trader Joe’s is two blocks northwest. Target is slated to open at The Emerson in October.

Careful Peach, Oak ParkFiloni, Park Park
Sugarcup, Oak ParkTwo Story Farmhouse, Oak Park

Careful Peach, Filoni, Sugarcup and Two Story Farmhouse are just a few of the quirky, personality-laden boutiques near The Emerson.

Book Table, Oak ParkBook Table, Oak Park

Readers find a lot to like, and friendly tips on what they might like, at the “fiercely independent” Book Table, a half-block away.

Q-BBQ Oak ParkQ-BBQ Oak Park

There are more than 40 bars and restaurants within a short walk of The Emerson. Few neighborhoods anywhere match the density and variety you’ll find in downtown Oak Park, where a recent growth spurt appears poised to accelerate.

Nando's Peri-Peri, Oak ParkNando's Peri-Peri, Oak Park

Recent openings include Q-BBQ and Nando’s Peri-Peri.

Cozy Corner, Oak Park
Delia's Kitchen, Oak Park

Go-to spots for breakfast near The Emerson include Cozy Corner and Delia’s Kitchen.

Lou Malnati's, Oak ParkLou Malnati's Oak Park

Pizza lovers can snack on their favorite food and keep up with their favorite sports team at Lou Malnati’s.

Munch, Oak ParkMunch, Oak Park

Munch is one of the local options where vegans and vegetarians find comfort food.

Beer Shop, Oak Park Connolly's, Oak Park
Lake Street Bar, Oak Park Poor Phil's, Oak Park

There’s no shortage of bars, including Beer Shop, Connolly’s, Lake Street Kitchen + Bar and Poor Phil’s.

Lake Theatre, Oak Park

The Lake Theatre is a few doors east of The Emerson.

Oak Park Metra stop

The CTA Green Line and Metra stops are steps from The Emerson.

The leasing office for The Emerson is open daily at 1116 Lake St.

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