Oak Brook, IL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Oak Brook is a village in DuPage County and Cook County, Illinois, in the western Chicagoland area. Oak Brook is a close-knit community with a high quality of living and plenty of local pride. The high quality of living and nearness to larger metro areas attract retirees looking for 55+ communities in Oak Brook.

Oak Brook is a village in DuPage County and Cook County, Illinois, in the western Chicagoland area. Oak Brook is a close-knit community with a high quality of living and plenty of local pride. The high quality of living and nearness to larger metro areas attract retirees looking for 55+ communities in Oak Brook.

Climate and Geography

The climate in Oak Brook is humid continental, which is characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Residents can expect an average amount of rainfall, higher-than-average snowfall, and approximately 188 sunny days throughout the year.

Northern Illinois is situated in the Interior Plains region of the country. The Interior Plains Region consists primarily of low-elevation prairies, grasslands, and wetlands that were shaped by ancient glacial activity. Oak Brook and the surrounding area is mostly residential, suburban neighborhoods interspersed with large parks and nature preserves.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

Fun things to do in Oak Brook include:

  • Graue Mill & Museum
  • Mayslake Peabody Estate
  • Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center
  • Martin Lawrence Gallery
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Oakbrook Center
  • Pinstripes
  • First Folio Theater

There are many clubs and organizations in Oak Brook like Willow Crest Golf Club, a polo club and tennis club. 

Popular outdoor recreation activities include hiking, biking, and bird watching at one of the nearby natural spaces such as Morton Arboretum or Bemis Woods.

Additionally, the village has easy access to the city of Chicago via car or the Metra train. Which provides easy opportunities for day trips or weekend getaways to enjoy everything the Windy City has to offer.

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Oak Brook is higher than the state and national average. This is primarily due to high housing and transportation costs, while other factors like health care and utilities are lower.

The effective income tax rate is 4.95 percent for single filers and 4.63 percent for joint filers. Retirement income like Social Security benefits are not taxed. Other retirement income like railroad retirement benefits, qualified employee benefit plans, government retirement plans,  and military pensions are also exempt.

Health Care

Oak Brook 55+ community residents have a variety of options for health and wellness. Hospitals such as high performing Amita Health Adventist Medical Center-Hinsdale is only two miles away from Oak Brook in Hinsdale. Other highly acclaimed hospitals include Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.


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2 communities near Oak Brook

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Briarwood Lakes

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $900ks
  • 199 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1970 - 1985
  • 2 reviews

Forest Gate

For Sale
  • Low $900ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 78 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2016
  • 1 reviews

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1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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