Located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Park Ridge, IL, is one of Chicago's more affluent suburbs. According to the 2010 census, the village had a population of 37,480. The Pottawatomie Indians inhabited the area for many centuries and French explorers used the area as a portage between the Des Plaines and Chicago rivers. Settlers from New York and New England arrived in the area in the early 1800s, but the village was not incorporated until 1873. Park Ridge is most famous as the hometown of former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Located less than two miles from O'Hare International Airport with easy access via the Kennedy expressway, Park Ridge has a thriving business community with an active Chamber of Commerce. The village is also home to at least 20 national trade and medical associations and the Big Ten Athletic Conference offices. The Metra Union Pacific Northwest train line provides convenient access to downtown Chicago for commuters.
Shopping and Attractions
As one of Chicago's older inner ring suburbs, Park Ridge has a distinctive downtown dominated by the Pickwick Theater, an art deco movie house that opened in 1928 and originally hosted vaudeville and stage plays. In the 1980s, the theater's facade was used as part of the opening credits for Gene Siskel's and Roger Ebert's review show, At the Movies. The village's downtown shopping area is known as Uptown and includes a number of trendy, ethnic restaurants, along with boutique shops, City Hall and the Park Ridge Public Library. A variety of parking choices are available from paid garages to free street parking.
The village has two other main shopping areas, South Park and Dee. Southpark shopping area, located along Devon and Talcott avenues, features several unique stores, including Living Sea Aquarium, one of the largest aquarium stores in the Midwest, Morningfield’s, with grocery, deli and gift items; and the Allegro Music Center. Dee shopping area is located on Oakton Street, Northwest Highway and Bussee Road on the village's northwest side and features small offices and retail services.
Lutheran General Hospital is the village's largest employer and is a Level I trauma center. The hospital also provides extensive cancer care, obstetrics, gynecological, heart/vascular and pediatric medical services.
Park Ridge Schools
Two school districts serve Park Ridge. Park Ridge-Niles Elementary School District 64 operates five elementary schools and one middle school within village boundaries. Special needs students attend a building in Niles. Maine Township High School District 207 has three buildings, with most Park Ridge residents attending Maine East High School or Maine South High School. The latter is the alma mater of Mrs. Clinton.
HVAC Contractors in Park Ridge IL
Having the Chicago area's cold and wet climate in the winter along with hot and muggy temperatures in the summer, air conditioning contractors and heating contractors are in high demand in Park Ridge. In the winter, our local contractors at Comfort 24-7 can provide furnace repair and heating repair for larger commercial buildings, including services such as furnace inspection and cleaning and replacement of parts. Our local HVAC Park Ridge IL contractors can also recommend new furnace systems by accurately performing calculations to size a house or business.
Maintaining a properly running air conditioning system in Park Ridge's hot summer months is equally as important. Our local HVAC contractors can perform cleaning and maintenance on condenser and compressor units and recommend new air conditioning systems based on proper sizing calculations. HVAC Park Ridge IL contractors at Comfort 24-7 will also recommend new air climate systems for both heating and cooling.