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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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Park Ridge Fire Department Responds to Fire in 900 block of North Western Avenue
On Tuesday February 25, 2020 at 12:55 p.m., the Park Ridge Fire Department responded to a confirmed structure fire in the 900 block of North Western...
Farmers Market seeks volunteers
Want to get involved? Consider volunteering and becoming a part of our magnificent market!
Northwest Highway Resurfacing
Beginning March 2, 2020 through October 31, 2020 the Illinois Department of Transportation will be resurfacing Northwest Highway from City Limits to...
City seeks volunteers to serve on Boards and Commissions
The City is looking for a few residents who have a desire to serve its City and the community in which they reside.
2019 Crime Statistics Show a Continued Decline in Overall Crime for Park Ridge
The decline in overall crime for the City of Park Ridge continued in 2019.
Preparing for the Presidential Primary Election on March 17, 2020
Election Day is a month away. Are you ready to vote?
 
 
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