1. Raising a Family in Deerfield.
For many of our local transplants, the prospect of raising a family in Deerfield (either now or someday in the future) is one of the most attractive features of this community. Year after year, you will find our local schools on the top-ten lists for school performance in both k-8 and 9-12 grade categories. Moreover, the entire Deerfield community is invested in the success of its youth, as evidenced by local student-exclusive events and those celebrating academic excellence.
There are also several local youth programs that might interest families with young children or teens. We have TeenConnect, which helps teens who are looking to help fellow residents of their community while earning extra cash. We also have Family Days each year in July, and the Deerfield Parks and Recreation Department offers year-round programs for all ages and interests.
In Deerfield, it’s clear that residents agree that “home” is about more than simply having a place to live. This is a place for your family to thrive!
2. Deerfield is an Active Community.
Deerfield may not be quite as active as Chicago (which is part of the draw for most), but we’re never short on activities and fun. Senior Citizens should be sure to check out the Patty Turner Center, and the local Kiwanis Club is a great choice for anyone who hopes to get involved in local philanthropy. Those who are interested in various sports should check out Pegasus Soccer Club, Tennaqua Tennis Paddle and Swimming Club, Jewett Park Skate Park, Deerfield Golf Club, Mitchell Pool, and Deerspring Pool. Small children also love the treehouse located on the second floor of the Jewett Community Center.
Deerfield Parks and Recreation also offers:
- Basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and other little league and adult sports
- Swimming, tennis, racquetball, ice skating, and other lessons
- Indoor recreation, fitness classes, dances classes
- Playgrounds and picnic areas
- Pet exercise areas (dog parks)
To learn more about the services provided by our local parks and rec department, find locations, or to register for a class or event, visit www.DeerfieldParks.org.
3. Deerfield’s Crime Rates are Exceptionally Low.
Feeling safe is a critical part of being happy where you live. A little peace of mind goes a long way, no matter what stage you are at in your life, and we’re proud to say that Deerfield truly excels in this area. In terms of providing your family with a safe place to call home, you won’t find a much safer area than Deerfield, Illinois. Whether you are talking about violent crime or property crime, you’ll find that Deerfield crime rates are not only exceptionally low for our state, but also when compared to most other cities in the United States.