About Park Ridge

Convenience and charm

Park Ridge is a picturesque suburb of 37,480 residents located 14 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, convenient to O'Hare Airport, major expressways, CTA and Metra trains.  

Incorporated as the village of Park Ridge in 1873 (and reorganized as the City of Park Ridge in 1910), Park Ridge is a prime residential community that retains its distinctive, small-town charm. The City’s vibrant Uptown shopping area includes the Metra station, Public Library and several charming parks where live musical concerts and special events are held in the summer. Throughout the City, tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, excellent schools and ample parks help make Park Ridge one of the most desirable family communities in the Chicago area.

Unique shops, famous-name stores and popular restaurants fill the Uptown area, where award-winning new buildings in The Shops of Uptown blend serenely with historic ones. The Uptown Park Ridge skyline is graced with cupolas, church spires and the 100-foot tower of the Art Deco Pickwick Theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In addition to the charming Uptown shopping area, Park Ridge offers other shopping and dining convenient to every neighborhood, including South Park, Village Green, the Dee Park area bordering Oakton Ave. and the Higgins Corridor bordering Chicago.

Thank you for visiting the City of Park Ridge’s official website. Check back often, as information is continuously added and updated. Come for a live visit and see why our slogan is "A Wonderful Place to Live and Work!"
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Interested in Serving on the Planning & Zoning Commission?
Applications will be accepted through August 7.
Charges filed for June 3, 2015 Serious Motor Vehicle Crash
On July 15, charges were filed against the driver who is alleged to have caused a serious motor vehicle crash.
Senator Mulroe & Representative Martwick to Host Town Hall Meeting
Join the discussion on July 16 about the O'Hare Modernization Plan and how it is affecting your life and the community. ​
FAA Announces Public Meetings on O'Hare Noise
Please see the attached message from State Representative Michael P. McAuliffe and information about upcoming public meetings regarding O'Hare noise....
The City of Park Ridge to Suspend Involvement in its Electrical Aggregation Program
Park Ridge is suspending its Electrical Aggregation Program at this time as customers now have competitive power supply options available to them.
 
 
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