The importance of education is noted in Orland Park by the number of individuals carrying undergraduate or graduate degrees as well as the educational facilities operating within the city. ITT Technical Institute, a widely recognized tech college, offers course through a satellite campus. Other colleges and universities follow suit with satellite facilities of their own, including St. Xavier University. Furthermore, residents of Orland Park have easy access to many of the fine institutes for higher learning that are in Chicago. Many of the elementary, junior high, and high schools rank highly in testing, including Carl Sandburg High School and Meadow Ridge Elementary.
The city of Orland Park is ripe with opportunities for families or individuals to enjoy time together. The Centennial Park Aquatic Center is family-friendly pool center with slides, child-friendly area, and refreshments. Sportsplex is a city-run recreation center offering fitness training by way of weights, cardio machines, and classes. Open to all residents, the rates are reasonable. Going even further to enhance the resident experience, the city of Orland Park offers school camps and workshops that cover a variety of interests from fencing to arts and crafts to sports. There is something for everyone here to enjoy the life of an Orland Park resident.
The Night Life
Dining and entertainment are not hard to come by when you live in Orland Park. In the city dining at restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory or Cooper's Hawk is always just a short distance away. Shopping at the squares in Orland Park offer anything you may need while a quick trip to Chicago offers the Magnificent mile. While in Chicago, one can also enjoy the Navy Pier, Lucky Strikes Bowling, or one of the many dance clubs, such as the Sound Bar. Once the party is over, it is a quick trip back to the relaxation of home in Orland Park.