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Oak Park, Western Chicago

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It’s
not just about the modest elegance of Frank Lloyd Wright, although he designed or built 23 structures
in Oak Park, including his own studio. The Americana runs deeper here. Fully 90
percent of this 97-block village—conveniently tethered to downtown
Chicago by a 15-minute ride on the El—is classified as a historic
district that ranges from Prairie School (80 examples) to the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway. Walking past the
lawns and low-pitched homes is pleasure enough, but the local government also
sweetens the suburban paradise with a cycle system that puts no resident more
than two blocks from a bikeway.

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Oak Park, Western Chicago

It’s
not just about the modest elegance of Frank Lloyd Wright, although he designed or built 23 structures
in Oak Park, including his own studio. The Americana runs deeper here. Fully 90
percent of this 97-block village—conveniently tethered to downtown
Chicago by a 15-minute ride on the El—is classified as a historic
district that ranges from Prairie School (80 examples) to the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway. Walking past the
lawns and low-pitched homes is pleasure enough, but the local government also
sweetens the suburban paradise with a cycle system that puts no resident more
than two blocks from a bikeway.

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