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Welcome to Deerfield


The Village of Deerfield is an affluent suburb of Chicago. Dense forests and rich farmland lie on the outskirts of the village and Highland Park. It also has access to Lake Michigan, which is east of town. 


Downtown Deerfield is made up of four areas. The Shops at Deerfield Square and Deerfield Village Centre are the heart of the business district. The other two sectors comprise the Deerfield Public Library, the village hall, the Metra station, and area parks. In addition, it is the headquarters for several international corporations and research facilities.


There are also elegant townhomes and modern condominiums in the village, many of which are located downtown near the business district. Residents can walk out their doors and go to shops, restaurants, and community events that take place downtown or take the Metra to Chicago. It is all within walking distance of them. 


Most of Deerfield is made up of cute neighborhoods with tree-lined streets and lovely single-family houses. There are over a dozen parks, so residents do not have to drive far to find a beautiful green space to relax or have fun. The homes in Deerfield have a wide range of sizes and styles, from small bungalows to grand multi-million dollar estates. Deerfield has a style to fit everyone’s taste. 


What to Love


  • Suburban lifestyle
  • Close to Lake Michigan
  • Accessible to Chicago


Local Lifestyle


People of all ages live in Deerfield, but families, in particular, are attracted to the town's lifestyle. Deerfield has a hometown vibe, so it is easy to imagine raising a family here. The schools are highly rated, and there are many activities for children.


The pace of Deerfield is slower. Locals can walk and ride bicycles in their neighborhoods, but it is not pedestrian friendly like life in a city. Conveniences are within reach, but most residents need cars to get to them.  


Deerfield has a great location. It is not far from Lake Michigan's beaches or Chicago's city lights. Locals like living in the suburbs and still being able to visit other places easily. Most residents own at least one car, but there are two Metra stations in town for those who want to commute to Chicago by train. 


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


Deerfield Square and Deerfield Village Centre are downtown’s shopping and restaurant districts. The Square hosts many of the village’s events and some of its own, like free summer concerts. 


Rosebud Deerfield is one of the many restaurants at the Square. It serves savory Italian fare. Across the road at the Deerfield Village Centre is Bobby’s Deerfield. It has American cuisine and a great ambiance.


Downtown is not the only place with great restaurants. The famed Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue of Deerfield is a little south of downtown. It has a classy look, fine meat cuts, and mouth-watering barbecue ribs. If you want Mediterranean fare, Demetri’s Greek restaurant is not far away. The lovely decor and delicious cuisine are sure to please. 


Things to Do


There is always something to do in Deerfield. The Deerfield’s Farmers Market is open from June to October. It has fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, and other delicious treats. It is a great place to shop and socialize with friends. 


Deerfield’s Harvest Fest is a two-day event with live music, carnival games, and a fantastic fireworks display. Day two is the Rotary Race, and then the fun continues at the Historic Deerfield. The village features several historic buildings and furnishings from the 1800s, giving people a glimpse into that period. 


The Briarwood Country Club has been around for over 100 years and offers terrific amenities. Gourmet dining, tennis and pickleball courts, a swimming pool, and a challenging 18-hole golf course. It also hosts social events and activities the whole family can enjoy. 




Deerfield is part of Deerfield School District 109. Many of the schools are highly rated. A few schools are listed below.  


Overview for Deerfield, IL

19,228 people live in Deerfield, where the median age is 44.3 and the average individual income is $86,234. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Deerfield, IL

Deerfield has 7,475 households, with an average household size of 2.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Deerfield do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,228 people call Deerfield home. The population density is 3,476.92 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.57 / 50.43%

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Schools in Deerfield, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Deerfield. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Alan B Shepard Middle School
6th - 8th
Kipling Elementary School
K - 5th
Wilmot Elementary School
K - 5th
Charles J Caruso Middle School
5th - 8th
Walden Elementary School
K - 5th
South Park Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Rochelle Zell Jewish High School
9th - 12th
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Deerfield High School
9th - 12th
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