A suburb of Chicago
, located to the southwest of the city. Orland Park is viewed as a haven of rich, white, preppy kids. This is a rather unfair generalization, as most of its residents are middle-class, and the only reason people are seen as "rich" is because no one ever saves their money. Splurge is the name of the game in Orland Park.
Orland Park is home to a very large cross-section of drug users and alcoholics. Abuse of prescription drugs, like Vicodin
and Adderal}, and non-prescription drugs like No-Doz
, is fairly common among younger teens. Illegal drugs such as marijuana
are quite prevalent in populace, as is ecstacy
, much to the chagrin of the local police force, who tend to spend more time charging people with crimes pertaining to illegal substances. Alcoholism is probably the most common vice, with several drunk driving arrests every week, with even more who don't get caught. Domestic Abuse is also common, but goes largely unreported.
Thieves and other such unsavory characters come from all around to shoplift from any of several hundred stores in the area. If they're not black
, they're foreign
(generally from the former Soviet Bloc countries), but are almost always poor
Many young people here are posers, be it Scene posers, Ghetto posers, or what have you. Most of them will deny any affiliation, but are clearly trying to be part of something.
The terrible truth about Orland Park is that the "affluence" of the area (barely) hides the extraordinary amount of lowlives and petty criminals within.
Apart from the foibles of it's people, Orland Park is not really a bad place. It seems stagnated to long-time residents, but there are still plenty of things you can do around here. If you're not able to have fun here, then you're not far from someplace where the fun is. Prices are ridiculous if you need gas or cigarettes, but since Will County is so close, it's easy to get around the high prices.
There is very little undeveloped land, most of it being commercial area. The undeveloped areas are either incapable of sustaining buildings, or is federally protected forest, or wetland. Strip malls are abundant, but usually contain identical stores. There is no shortage of ways to lose your money here.