When I got transferred to Illinois for work I was originally easily bummed, however i figured I was getting cold, snow & ice year around with nothing to doâ€¦ When I found out my location was Orland Park I was seriously unhappy.
It is 30 minutes outside Chicago & looks like a fairly small city.
When I looked up things I enjoy doing I wasn’t satisfied by my results, but there was Centennial Park, The Aquatic Center & the Orland Park Square Mall. That’s it? I figured I would be driving to Chicago all the time. I also figured I would be bundled up in my home cold cold. When my partner & I went home hunting the furnace was a priority to me. I wanted a high quality furnace that could sit the frigid weather. The two of us found a locale that had a boiler system that was hooked up to piping. The whole home had hydronic radiant flooring. It made the floors toasty hot & silent all winter. I figured that would be good enough & I still wouldn’t like my location, then now that I have lived a full year in Orland Park I can only say good things; First, it isn’t always cold cold. I do get months of nice weather where the gas furnace turns off & I actually consider AC, but second, there are lots of things I enjoy doing in my location, especially for families. The activities listed above are actually quite fun & offer lots to do. I hardly ever drive to Chicago because Orland Park seems to have everything.