Concordia Experience

Our Neighborhood

Oak Park and River Forest

Concordia University Chicago is located in the beautiful, tree-lined suburb of River Forest, a town that about 11,500 people call home. Just walk a few blocks to reach shops, restaurants, coffee shops and movie theaters.

Six blocks from campus is Oak Park, where you can:

  • Grab a cup of coffee at Red Hen Bakery, Starbucks, or Prairie Bread Kitchen 
  • Shop the small unique boutiques
  • Take a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio and/or Ernest Hemingway's boyhood home
  • Check out The Book Table or The Magic Tree Book Store for a good book
  • Sample food from around the world - Greek, Italian, Thai, American, Mexican, French, Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern

View our interactive Google map to see how close accommodations, restaurants, shopping and museums are to Concordia University Chicago!