• Population: 3,843 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)
  • Median Household Income: $158,990 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)
  • Tax Rate Per $100 Assessed Value: 5.518% to 7.790% (2000 County Clerk Tax Extension)

Incorporated in 1959, Riverwoods is the home of major employers including Commerce Clearing House and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.


The village does not have its own recreation department, but has access to neighboring Deerfield recreation services at an annual fee. The Riverwoods Wildlife Preserve and Ryerson Conservation area serve the community.


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.


Homes within Riverwoods include custom built, rustic, contemporary, and ranches. The 2000 median house value was $522,200 and the median rent cost was $639.  (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)

Government Services

Fire protection is provided by the Vernon Township, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods, and Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection Districts. The Lake County Sheriff's Department provides police services under contract.


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
  • Distance to Mitchell Field: 55 miles