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  • Median Home Price – $510,600
  • Median Rent – $1,890
  • Median Income – $81,957

About Deerfield

Chicago, you probably know a lot about the city, but how about the suburbs and neighborhoods that are a little bit outside of the city? Well, if you don’t here is some information about Deerfield – a lovely suburb of Chicago. We will share with you what Deerfield has to offer and what it is like living in Deerfield

Located approximately 25 miles north of Chicago, the Deerfield suburb was originally settled in 1835 as the town of Cadwell’s Corner. Deerfield is situated in Lake County with a small portion extending into Cook County.

Almost 20,000 residents call Deerfield their home.

Deerfield is often listed among some of the wealthiest and highest earning placesin Illinois and the Midwest. So, moving to Deerfield is a great choice for sure.

💡 Did you know?

When Lake County began forming its settlements into townships in 1849, the town was renamed Deerfield in part after the town of Deerfield in Massachusetts—the hometown of prominent settler John Millen—and due to the bountiful deer population in the area. 

Transportation in Deerfield

Deerfield is very well connected to arterial roadways and interstate highways, as well as metra stations.

Deerfield has two Metra stations connecting it to Chicago Union Station, Deerfield and Lake Cook Road, both on the Milwaukee District/North Line.

O’Hare International Airport is the nearest airport to Deerfield. 

What does Deerfield have to offer?

You must be asking yourself what it would look like living in Deerfield, and we will show you a little bit better its best features, and why people love living in Deerfield and never want to leave:

Job opportunities

Deerfield is home to the headquarters of Baxter Healthcare, Beam, Big Apple Bagels, CF Industries, Caterpillar, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Essendant, and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

As of 2020, Walgreens Boots Alliance employed 6,500 employees at its headquarters, along with 2,500 Walgreens employees, making it the largest employer in Deerfield.

Family-Friendly Community

Deerfield is an excellent place to live for families. The schools are top notch and it’s a very beautiful community. There’s lots of family based activities and the people are generally friendly.

There’s lots of good businesses around and every store you need is always a 5 minute drive.

There are a lot of beautiful parks for kids and pets , hiking/biking trails and it is a great place to raise children.

💡 Did you know?

In November 2007, listed Deerfield third in a list of the 50 best places to raise children. The rankings were based on five factors: school test scores, cost of living, recreational and cultural activities, number of schools and risk of crime. 


Deerfield is served by Deerfield School District 109, which operates four public elementary schools:

  • Kipling Elementary School

  • South Park Elementary School

  • Walden Elementary School

  • Wilmot Elementary School

Two public middle schools:

  • Caruso Middle School

  • Shepard Middle School

And when it comes to high schools, the majority of Deerfield’s children go on to attend Deerfield High School; however, a small portion attend Highland Park High School.

Deerfield High School has consistently been ranked as a top school in the state.

Colleges and Universities

Trinity International University, a private Christian university, is headquartered in Deerfield. 

Located on their Deerfield campus is Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

The headquarters of the World Evangelical Alliance is also co-located on the Deerfield Campus.

Many beautiful parks

If you like to spend the weekends outdoors, with your kids or maybe dogs, Deerfield has many gorgeous parks that are ideal for playing, catching some sun, having a picnic etc…

Most popular parks in Deerfield are: 

  • Deer Spring Park
  • Woodland Park
  • John Blumberg Park
  • Cumnor Court Park
  • Wilmot Park
  • Jaycee Memorial Park
  • Jewett Park
  • James C Mitchell Park.

Deerfield is an active, vibrant community with excellent parks and facilities for athletics.
In support of this, the park district develops and maintains a variety of leagues, classes, camps and reserved times for pickup sports.

💡 Did you know?

Alex Borstein, actor, voice actor, known for voicing Lois Griffin on Family Guy, was raised in Deerfield.

Places to Visit in Deerfield, IL

  • Briarwood Nature Area

  • Chicago Botanic Garden

  • The American Toby Jug Museum

  • Wheeling Historical Museum

  • Kohl’s Children’s Museum

  • The outdoor museum of Deerfield Historic Village includes five historic buildings.

    It includes the Caspar Ott House, considered to be the oldest building in Lake County, built in 1837. It was restored by Bob Przewlocki.

    The George Luther House (1847) now includes the Society’s offices and Visitor Center.

    The Bartle Sacker Farmhouse (1854) is a typical 19th century home.

    While those buildings are all original (although relocated from their original sites), the carriage house and little red schoolhouse are replicas.

Fun Facts about Deerfield, IL

  • Colt Cabana, professional wrestler, was raised in Deerfield.
  • Duje Dukan, professional basketball player, attended Deerfield High School.
  • In 1979, Deerfield created a “No-Kissing Zone” at the local train station in response to complaints about traffic jams at the station caused by couples taking too long to kiss their goodbyes at the drop-off point.
  • A number of media properties have been set and/or filmed in Deerfield, including television drama Once and Again, comedy Married… with Children and portions of reality show American High.
  • The village was identified as the hometown of Kitty Pryde in the X-Men comics.
  • Deerfield hasone sister city – Lüdinghausen in Germany.

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