About Park Ridge, Illinois

The city of Park Ridge in the state of Illinois is a suburb. As the name implies, it is positioned in a ridge and it was named after George Penny since the city’s original name was Pennyville. The city has gone a long way from being a small town during its incorporation in 1873, and now boasts of a colorful and rich history. Park Ridge has a population of almost 40,000. As of present, its most prominent resident is Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The charming city, which is also home to several national achievers in the sports department, has a lot in store for its residents and visitors. There is always something for everybody. The city has a large number of prominent historic buildings for visitors to visit. The city’s Pickwick Theatre is not just a movie theater, but it also serves as a location for performing arts. This structure built in 1928 has already been recognized as a national historic landmark. The city also knows the value of art appreciation that is why the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra is commissioned to perform in the historic Pickwick Theatre. Not only are the landmarks and places of interests make up an exciting visit to the city since Park Ridge also features its very own series of annual celebrations and festivities that will really bring out the festive mood in every resident and tourist. The city features a Farmer’s Market where all the fresh produce of vegetables and fruits are displayed.

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