Tinley Park is a village located south of Chicago in Cook County. Tinley Park is home to approximately 50,000 Illinois residents. Originally named “Bremen”, the village was established by settlers in 1853. Inclusion on a main railroad line in the late 1800s greatly influenced the town, so much so that the name was changed to honor its first railroad station agent, Samuel Tinley, in 1892.
Tinley Park continues to expand, although its efforts since the 90s have been to restore and renovate its downtown historical district. In 2017, it was included in a list of the 50 safest cities in America and was considered the best place to raise a family in 2009 by BusinessWeek.
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Tinley Park Schools
Tinley Park is served by five elementary school districts and four secondary school districts. Collectively, the 13 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools educate over 10,000 students each year. There are also several nearby community colleges and 4-year colleges, offering a full range of degree programs, skills training, and special interest courses.
Amenities, Parks and Recreation
This vibrant community offers a wide array of exciting activities for residents and visitors. Historic Downtown Tinley, on Oak Park Avenue between 165th and 183rd is where you will find wonderful, unique local shops and services, holiday parades and celebrations, and the summer Farmer’s Market.
Tinley Park’s thriving music scene allows you catch an afternoon symphony performance before heading over to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater to take in contemporary bands, big and small. The town offers a free concert series every summer. The vibrant arts and culture scene extends beyond music as well, through its quaint, in-town attractions like the history museum, visual arts center, and community theater ensembles, and offers world-class entertainment in neighboring Chicago and other cities.
Tinley Park Real Estate
Much of Tinley Park village contains beautiful single-family homes at affordable prices quite close to the national average. The historic downtown area is quite interesting and unique, with buildings dating back to the turn of the 20th century, with old warehouses and factories that have been converted into retail shops, office spaces, and apartments. The Historical society and local government encourage newer building owners in the downtown area to create facades that fit with their 1900s neighbors to preserve the intriguing aesthetic. The warm, quaint downtown area mimics the small towns of old, and the village manages to preserve that strong sense of community.
Tinley Park village welcomes you to come and stay a while, enjoy some music, and take in the history that the town has to offer. It is a kind, safe place to call home. Enjoy the parks, community events, and fun activities that are certain to make you smile. With close ties to its neighboring communities, you will never run out of things to do and see.