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Shopping, Dining, & Lodging

Shopping and Dining

Oak Forest and Crestwood residents have a world of shopping and dining alternatives just minutes from their front doors. And for those in town for more than just the day, the area offers two full-service hotels offering an array of on-site and in-room amenities to make every stay comfortable.


Oak Forest and Crestwood together boast quite a solid retail sector that continues to grow each year. No matter what you are shopping for, area businesses offer top-quality service and value residents and visitors have come to expect. Both small and large retail businesses give consumers a variety of shopping options.

Conveniently located strip malls and freestanding stores are found along the major thoroughfares winding through Oak Forest and Crestwood, as well. Plus, several popular shopping malls, teaming with a wide selection of stores and offering convenient parking, are close by. Well-known retail centers include Orland Square Mall, Westfield Chicago Ridge Mall and, for those with more specialized tastes, the world-class shopping experience of Downtown Chicago and its treasured Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) is just a short train ride away.


Quality restaurants provide excellent food and beverage service unequal to Chicago Southland. Hungry diners enjoy the blend of eateries in Oak Forest and Crestwood, which is comprised of pizza places, bar and grills, pubs, pancake and waffle houses, fast-food establishments and steakhouses. The range of menus found here is sure to please every appetite, and the friendly and efficient customer service continues to bring back customers again and again.


Whether it’s an extended stay, a quick getaway weekend or simply a night on the town, the Oak Forest-Crestwood area offers plenty of lodging options for its visitors. The Chicago Southland offers more than 6,000 comfortable rooms to suit every traveler. Within the area, guests are invited to stay at the Hampton Inn Chicago/Crestwood and the recently remodeled Best Western Plus Chicago Southland hotel in Oak Forest.

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