Oak Lawn is a wonderful village that gives residents the best of both worlds. With close proximity to the City of Chicago; Oak Lawn is the perfect location for commuters who need to travel into the city for work, but also want a more laid-back community to come home to and raise their families. The city has three world-class medical facilities (Advocate Christ Medical Center, Children’s Hospital, and Ronald McDonald House) which are all recipients of the Magnet Award for Excellence in Nursing Services.
Another popular destination in Oak Lawn is the Children’s Museum which sits adjacent to the newly redeveloped Metra Station on 95th and Museum Drive. As you ride down 95th street you’ll be taken on a ride through the past with all the old neon signs that line the street. One of my favorites is the sign for Petey’s Bungalow. This vintage steakhouse originally opened in 1965 with steaks, martinis, relish trays & one funky neon sign out front. What so awesome is the original owner still works there and greets every customer. It’s hard to find this kind of dining experience in today’s fast-food world. Pete also has another location not far from us at 159th and La Grange in Orland Park.
Another personal Oak Lawn favorite of mine is Stacked on 95th and S. 53rd Ave. It was a frequent spot I visited while my wife was giving birth to our daughter at Christ. Their Blueberry and Red Velvet Pancakes are simply amazing! Luckily for me, they have a new location coming soon to Crestwood.
Although Oak Lawn has over 57,000 residents and is one of the top 25 largest cities in Illinois there are still some things you’ll need to travel outside of the village for like custom Truck & Jeep Accessories. To get a truly customized, ultimate ride you’ll need to come south about a 20-minute drive to CPW Truck Stuff. As the Chicagoland’s top-rated custom Truck & Jeep accessory installers, we specialize in many services that are popular with our Oak Lawn customers including lift kits, wheel & tire packages, and tonneau covers. Stop by today and check out our large showroom.
The easiest way to reach our customization shop in Tinley Park from Oak Lawn is to take Harlem Ave straight South until you get to 191st Street. Make a right at the light, come down a half a mile and look for the blue and white building on your left-hand side. Come around to the back and enter our showroom through the gate. We look forward to meeting you!