By March 11, 2014 April 17th, 2014 North Shore Communities

Riverwoods, located 27 miles north of the Loop, is a community with amazing natural beauty.

The Village of Riverwoods has some of Chicagoland’s most untouched, heavily wooded areas. It is a place where the Des Plaines River runs through the trees and scenery, giving Riverwoods its name. Riverwoods is true to its quaint nature. The town opened its first strip shopping center in fall of 2004.

Most of the lots that the beautiful homes sit on are at least an acre, surrounded by beautiful woodlands. Residents of Riverwoods have access to the Deerfield Park District which offers a variety of programs. At the Jewett Park Community Center, preschool classes, many recreational programs, and some athletics are offered for youths and adults. The community also has access to the Riverwoods Wildlife Preserve and the Ryerson Conservation area.


Elementary school and middle school students can attend classes in Deerfield Elementary District 109. High school students can attend either Deerfield or Highland Park High Schools both located in Township High School District 113. There are also several private and parochial schools in the surrounding areas.


Commuters have easy access to the Edens Expressway (I-94) or Route 21. A trip to Chicago O’Hare Airport will take 21 minutes, while a drive to Chicago Midway Airport will take 50 minutes. Rail commuters can use the Metra line which boards in nearby Deerfield.