Welcome to Deerfield

This thriving community promises the ideal residential lifestyle, replete with boundless opportunities.
Upon entering the village of Deerfield, Illinois, the beautiful, tree-lined streets immediately convey its enchanting, small-town appeal. Expansive parks and golf club fairways denote a bucolic character, in perfect harmony with the picturesque Downtown and its multitude of eclectic commercial offerings.
The village of Deerfield was incorporated in 1903, with less than 500 residents at its inception. Now, Deerfield is home to nearly 20,000 residents, and the community is often listed among the most affluent and high-income towns in the Midwest. A colorful history enhances the town’s character and sets the tone for its gorgeous historic district. Adjacent I-94 and bisected by Illinois 43, the Deerfield has plenty of ways to flit to and from the rest of the greater Chicagoland area.
Single-family homes reign supreme in the residential real estate market of Deerfield, coming in a lovely variety of architectural styles. Spacious and affordable, these desirable properties can vary from immaculate Colonials set on mature lots to stunning mid-century ranches within walking distance of the area’s top schools. 

What to Love

  • Surrounded by some of the state’s top schools, both private and public
  • Just 26 miles north of Downtown Chicago’s dynamic allure
  • Only 15 minutes from the beaches of Lake Michigan

Local Lifestyle 

Deerfield is well-regarded for its outstanding school districts, as well as its abundance of excellent shopping and dining. Commuter-friendly, Deerfield residents have easy access to trains and rail lines that lead directly to the exciting bustle of Chicago. As a North Shore community, Deerfield is imbued with the laid-back, peaceful ambiance so characteristic of the area. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Deerfield’s care for its residents is emphasized by the presence of convenient shopping centers such as Deerfield Square. At this engaging retail and dining hub, residents are encouraged to maintain a healthful lifestyle. The upmarket grocer, Whole Foods, keeps locals well-stocked in the finest organic ingredients, while facilities like Core Power Yoga motivate residents to channel their inner namaste for a more mindful day-to-day life. 
Along with a superb set-up of retailers and lifestyle services, the village of Deerfield is also brimming with wonderful delectable restaurants certain to satiate eager gastronomes. Bobby’s Deerfield specializes in sumptuous New American fare dished out in an elevated, neighborhood bistro location. 
Other diners might choose to head over to Carson’s Ribs, a Chicago institution for classic barbeque and hearty American meals. A menu of prime steaks and the signature slow-smoked ribs complements an impressive selection of curated wines and craft beers. Serving up local, organic health foods designed to fuel a nutritious life, Sweetgreen proves that bold flavors aren’t only reserved for comfort food.

Things to Do

Whether it’s buying their next favorite book at the Barnes & Noble located in Deerfield Square or taking a stroll through one of the many idyllic parks, Deerfield residents are never lacking in options for activities. Deerfield locals who love staying active often pick up a membership at the Sachs Recreation Center, located within the Deerfield Shopping Center. The facility includes a large lap pool, sprawling fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, and full-service locker rooms among its many amenities. 
For outdoor activity, the town is saturated in pristine park districts and private country clubs. The Briarwood Country Club features a show-stopping golf course that showcases the rural beauty of the Midwest. Smaller, public green spaces include the Jaycee Memorial Park, whose 9 acres provide everything from an outdoor ice rink in the winter to year-round walking paths. 


Deerfield is home to a number of excellent schools. A few of the area’s most esteemed educational opportunities include:


  • Walden Elementary School, K-5, a highly-ranked elementary school 
  • Wilmot Elementary School, K-5, a top-rated elementary school
  • Alan B Shepard Middle School, 6-8, a highly-ranked intermediate school
  • Deerfield High School, 9-12, a highly-rated secondary school

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Betsy is the Realtor® you can entrust this task to. Living in various parts of the North Shore throughout her adult life, she has rented, owned, and also invested in an array of real estate both in the city and suburbs of the Chicago area.

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