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
Residents and visitors enjoy local parks, beaches, tennis, swimming and water-sport recreation on Lake Michigan. Many of the homes in the community are custom designed on wooded, spacious lots, while mansions with spectacular lake front vistas remain on sprawling estates. Lake Bluff residents also enjoy easy access to the Loop, Ravinia Festival and world class golf courses.
The downtown business district features two blocks of shops and services while a contemporary shopping center and industrial park have expanded commercial development on the west side of town. Neighboring Lake Forest provides another unique shopping venue, historic Market Square.
The Village is well known in and around the area for its creative and well attended Fourth of July Parade which is coordinated by a group of local volunteers. In addition to the annual parade, each summer (June through October) the Village hosts a Farmers' Market on the Village Green on Friday mornings from 7:00 to 12:00 p.m. This event showcases some of the very best fresh produce, cut flowers and baked goods in the County. In addition to these favorites, the Village supports a wide array of special events from art festivals to concerts and community barbecues.
Source: Village of Lake Bluff 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.