County: Cook, Will
Townships: Orland, Palos, Bremen, Frankfort
Incorporated: May, 1892
Population: 57,016 EST(2011)
Postal Code: 60462, 60467
Area Code: 708
Orland Park is a village in Cook County Illinois, and a middle-class suburb of Chicago. Located25 miles southwest of Chicago, Orland Park is close to several interstate highways, with the I-80 east-west coast connector as its southern border. The Metra commuter rail system links it to the Chicago Loop and from there to O’Hare and Midway airports.
Businesses and jobs in the finance, retail, services and healthcare fields continue to grow in Orland Park. A recent study found that more than one million people a year come to Orland Park for health care services. Orland Park’s retail/commercial sectors remain strong, even in the current economic climate. Shopping complexes include: Orland Park Crossing and Orland Square Mall. The community’s culinary offerings are extensive as national chains are continually drawn to Orland Park, reporting outstanding sales numbers for these locations.
Orland Park plans to develop a new downtown district, the Orland Park Downtown previously referred to as the Main Street Triangle, as well as the I-80 Business District.
Orland Park is served by four grammar school districts, Orland School District #135, Community Consolidated School District #146, Palos School District #118 and Kirby School District #140. A majority of Orland Park is within Orland School District #135.
St. Michael School is located within Orland Park. A number of other parochial schools in the region provide bus service for Orland Park students.
Because of Orland Park’s large population, one of the major high school’s in District 230 is Carl Sandburg High School, along with Victor J. Andrew High School and Amos Alonzo Stagg High School. CSHS has a little less than 4,000 students. Sandburg is known for its great sports teams because of the number of Regional, Sectional, and State titles it has accumulated over the years.
Orland Park is located within Consolidated High School District #230 and high school students attend Orland Park’s Carl Sanburg High School, with a small portion of the village attending A.A. Stagg High School in nearby Palos Hills. Sandburg’s ACT composite score for 2007/08 was 22.7 with SAT scores averaging 635, 644 and 630 for Critical Reading, Math and Writing, respectively.
Along with being within driving distance to the many colleges and universities in the Chicago area, a number of higher education facilities are located within the village.