I live in Oak Forest, and what I like about it is that it is centrally located to many of the other areas. You can get to shopping easily and there is a feeling of city life without the overwhelming crowds. The schools are very good, many churches are located in Oak Forest also. The housing is also affordable.
Oak Forest is a great community to live in! Located approx 18-20 miles south west of Chicago, IL. City of Oak Forest offers train service, Metra - Rock Island line ( Joliet to Chicago) 7 days a week.
What I like most about Oak Forest ....... Nice parks, forest preserves, golf course, cycling / walking trails, tennis courts, good schools. Lots of shopping, major retailers outside city limits.
It's a great area to raise a family, approx 28,000 in population! http://www.oak-forest.org for more info
Hope this helps,
Scott Faletti- Realtor / Resident