Established in the early 1800s, Deerfield is a quiet community in northeastern Illinois.

Welcome to Deerfield / Bannockburn / Riverwoods


A charming, established, and peaceful community with historical roots and great schools.

Established in the early 1800s, Deerfield is a quiet community in northeastern Illinois. About 25 miles northwest of Chicago, it is situated on the Des Plaines River and bordered by Lake County to the north and Cook County to the south. Bannockburn is north-adjacent to Deerfield, and Riverwoods shares its eastern border with Deerfield. These communities are large enough to offer amenities and activities for residents of all ages but small enough to maintain a hometown feel. 

Deerfield is home to excellent schools and a variety of parks, golf courses, and other recreational facilities. Families move to Deerfield for its high-quality public schools and tranquility. Deerfield also boasts a thriving business community with many shopping and dining options. Bannockburn combines the best of estate and suburban living, and Riverwoods is noteworthy for its proximity to outdoor recreation areas.

In terms of architecture, the area is home to a mix of styles, from stately Colonials to modern ranch houses. However, the predominant type is the classic Midwestern red brick home. Whether you're looking for a place to raise a family or simply enjoy the peace of small-town living, Deerfield, Bannockburn, and Riverwoods are ideal communities to call home.

What to Love

  • Highly-rated schools
  • Tree-lined streets 
  • Historic charm 
  • Incredible eateries and shopping 
  • Excellent parks, community centers, and recreation amenities

Local Lifestyle

Deerfield is a beautiful community that offers its residents a luxurious lifestyle. The community is home to
Deerfield Square, a shopping and dining destination with upscale retailers and restaurants. The square is also home to a performing arts center, making it the perfect place to enjoy a night out. Bannockburn Green Shopping Center is a worthy alternative.

In addition to its many amenities, the area also offers its residents a sense of community. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the local lifestyle, whether attending one of the many cultural events or simply taking a stroll through the picturesque neighborhoods.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Nestled in the heart of Deerfield,
Rosebud is a sophisticated dining destination that offers an elegant blend of contemporary and classic cuisine. The menu features an array of delicious dishes, including hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and homemade pasta. The wine list features an impressive selection of Old World and New World wines, and the expert staff is always on hand to help you find the perfect pairing for your meal. 

Near Rosebud, Demetri's Greek Restaurant is a local favorite for authentic Greek cuisine. The menu features all your favorite Greek dishes, including spanakopita, souvlaki, and moussaka. The restaurant also offers an extensive list of Greek wines, beers, and spirits. 

Bobby's is an upscale steakhouse perfect for date night or a special occasion, while Tony's Subs is a more casual spot that is great for a quick bite. No matter your taste, you'll find something to love in Deerfield.

For more than 50 years, Deerfields Bakery has been serving fresh-baked bread, pastries, and desserts to the residents of Deerfield. The bakery offers a wide variety of bread and other treats as well.

Things to Do

Deerfield, Bannockburn, and Riverwoods are ideal if you're looking for a luxurious and beautiful countryside community to call home. These charming towns offer residents a variety of amenities and activities to enjoy.
Sachs Recreation Center is a great place to stay active, with a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and classes for all ages. Mitchell and Deerspring Pools are lovely spots to cool off in the summer. Both of these heated pools have diving wells and water slides.

Family Days in Deerfield is a great Fourth of July event for the whole family, with carnival rides, games, and live entertainment. The Deerfield Area Historical Society preserves the village's rich history and offers tours and educational programs. Lastly, Briarwood Country Club is the perfect place to enjoy golf or relax in the clubhouse.


Deerfield is served by
Deerfield School District No.109 and is conveniently located near many excellent public and private schools. Bannockburn is served by Bannockburn School District 106, and Riverwoods is served by Deerfield School District 109 for elementary grades and Township High School District 113 for high school. Exemplary schools in these communities include: 


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