Incorporated in 1959, the Village of Riverwoods is the home of major employers including Commerce Clearing House and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Residents enjoy easy access to Chicago and O'Hare airport. Metra rail service is available in nearby Deerfield.
Homes within Riverwoods include custom, rustic, contemporary and ranches. The trees and forests throughout the village are a treasured community asset, and the protection and enhancement of these resources has been a priority of village residents for many years.
Situated at Deerfield Road between State Rte. 21 and Interstate 94, there is easy access to Chicago and O'Hare Airport. Rail service to Chicago via Metra is available in nearby Deerfield.
Distance to Chicago Loop: 27 miles
Distance to O'Hare Airport: 20 miles
Lake Forest is an exceptional place. Its natural beauty, special characteristics and generous residents create a wonderful environment in which to live. It is a city that values its rich heritage, offers high quality educational opportunities, and preserves its historic structures and natural open spaces.
In addition to the many services it offers to the community, the City provides excellent facilities for seniors and youth (CROYA), offers a state-of-the-art fitness center and 18-hole golf course.
Source: City of Lake Forest Website
Four elementary school districts and two high school districts serve Riverwoods. Most of the Village lies within Deerfield Elementary District #109, which has an enrollment of 2,880 students, and Township High School District #113, which has an enrollment of 2,847 students as two schools: Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools. There are several parochial and private schools in the surrounding communities.