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Vantage Oak Park is a 20-story, 270-unit contemporary high-rise completed in 2016 at 150 Forest Ave in downtown Oak Park.
Ground-floor retail space at Vantage has been leased by Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant.
Vantage has a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom, 2-bath, and 2-bedroom, 2-bath plus den apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.
Kitchens and baths have attractive finishes. Kitchens have espresso-stained cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances including a gas range.
The apartments are wired for 1 GB Internet connections, have in-unit washer / dryers, wide plank flooring in the living areas, and floor-to-ceiling windows. A number of the floor plans have private terraces or balconies.
East-facing apartments on higher floors have a view of the downtown Chicago skyline.
Amenities, services, policies
Vantage Oak Park has extensive common area amenities.
The welcoming lobby has a fireplace, a flat-screen TV and comfortable seating for relaxing or visiting with guests.
There’s a sprawling landscaped rooftop terrace with grilling stations and multiple lounging areas.
Additional amenities include a nicely-equipped fitness center, a resident lounge, a club room, a business center with a conference room, a pet wash. a bike storage area and on-site garage parking.
Vantage Oak Park is located in a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly part of downtown Oak Park, one of Chicagoland’s most attractive neighborhoods.
Vantage residents can begin a Frank Lloyd Wright walking tour a block east of the building at Unity Temple, and then head a block north of Vantage to view 210 Forest, one of 14 Wright-designed homes in the neighborhood.
Shopping. 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 is a few blocks west of Vantage, 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 three blocks northwest of Vantage. A Target store is slated to open in October of 2017.
There’s a seasonal farmers market a few blocks east of Vantage.
Readers find a lot to like, and friendly tips on what they might like, at the “fiercely independent” Book Table, a half-block from Vantage.
Dining, nightlife, entertainment. There are more than 40 bars and restaurants within a short walk of Vantage. Few neighborhoods anywhere match the density and variety you’ll find in downtown Oak Park, where a recent growth spurt appears poised to accelerate.
Pizza lovers can snack on their favorite food and keep up with their favorite sports team at Lou Malnati’s.
Munch is one of the local options where vegans and vegetarians find comfort food.
The Lake Theatre is a few doors west of Vantage.
Parks, recreation. Vantage residents have convenient access to parks and recreational opportunities.
The Forest Preserve District’s Cummings Square, a few blocks west of Vantage, has a band shell, sports fields, picnic tables and a nature sanctuary.
Transportation. Public transportation is excellent.
CTA Green Line trains reach Chicago’s Loop in under half an hour.
Downtown Oak Park is served by multiple CTA and Pace bus routes.
On / off ramps for the Eisenhower Expressway, I-290, are just over a mile from Vantage.
DIVVY bikes are available just outside Vantage’s front door.
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