The Complete Deerfield IL Guide!
Entertainment, Food & Neighborhood Hot Spots

Author Eric Booth @property Realtor
Author Eric Booth @property Realtor

If you’re planning to relocate to Deerfield, Illinois, you most certainly want to learn everything you can about the area, and we’re happy to provide all of the information you could hope to find!

Deerfield, Illinois is a village in Lake County, which is at far Northeastern corner of the state. Our fortunate position in the state’s geography gives us direct waterfront access to Lake Michigan, the Des Plaines River, and the Chicago River. Needless to say, these natural water bodies have been a large contributing factor to our thriving local market! We also love having such easy access directly into Chicago via the Milwaukee District / North Line. For obvious reasons, homeowners and businesses alike have flocked to Deerfield for decades, and that sustained growth has done wonders for vibrant local culture.

However, even in the presence of so much growth, Deerfield has still not lost its hometown vibe and innate charm. Located just 27 miles outside of the Chicago Loop, our mid-sized town offers several of options for entertainment, shopping, and dining that don’t even require you to leave Deerfield’s borders. Below, you’ll find information on all of that and more.

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Top Rated Neighborhoods in Deerfield, Illinois

Depending on your preferences, needs, and budget, you have a number of neighborhoods to choose from in Deerfield.

Briarwood Vista Deerfield Park Northeast Deerfield
Clavinia Del Mar Woods Northwoods
Colony Point Inverrary Park East and Park West
Coromandel Kings Cove Pekara
Country Green Lake Eleanor Estates Poet’s Corner
Deer Run Laurel Hill South Commons
Deerfield Crossing Meadowbrook Winston Park North
Deerfield Gardens North Trail Woodland Park

It may look like a lot to take in at first, but don’t fret. You really can’t go wrong with any area of this desirable Chicagoland suburb.

The 3 Reasons Why People Love To Live In Deerfield

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

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.

“I grew up in real estate and know that good client service always comes first.”

Following in his family footsteps, Eric Booth began his career as a real estate agent at age 22, right out of college. Growing up in the service industry made him a natural for working with all types of real estate clients. More than 11 years later, he continually demonstrates insight and determination, keeping his focus on the client’s goals and timelines and never hesitating to voice his opinion in their best interest.

Eric Booth

Your Guide To Deerfield Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

If you’re looking for something to do without going far from home, you’ll be delighted by the choices you find here in Deerfield.

Deerfield Shopping

Deerbrook Mall, for example is a great one-stop option for shopping and dining, with a variety that is sure to please all of the shoppers in your family. The same is true for the Shops at Deerfield Square. Outside of these shopping centers, examples of specific retail stores in Deerfield include:

Anne Taylor Loft Fish Planet Office Max
Barnes and Noble Guys and Co. Robert Marc Cosmetics
Bed, Bath, and Beyond Home Depot Smart Tees
Calico Corners House of Style Sports Authority
Carters Leather Creations The Tile Shop
Deerfield Cyclery Men’s Wearhouse Vitamin Shoppe
Elizabeth Arden Mimi Cole Designer, LTD Vogue Jewelers
Famous Footwear Office Depot …and many more!

Deerfield Dining Options

Whether you’re looking for a quick-and-casual eating experience or something a bit more along the lines of fine dining, Deerfield has you covered. Here are just a few of your choices:

Whole Foods Deerfield’s Bakery Jimmy John’s
Upper Crust Bagels Dimitri’s Greek Restaurant Jimmy Thai
Tony’s Submarine Sandwiches Dunkin Donuts Josh’s on the Square
Cherry Pit Cafe Roti Modern Mediterranean Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Baskin Robbins El Tradicional Mexican Restaurant and Cantina Noodles and Company
Carson Ribs, Steaks, and Seafood Get the Scoop Panera Bread
Chipotle Il Forno Pizza and Pasta Perk’s Cafe
Starbucks Italian Kitchen Potbelly Sandwich Works
Cooker’s Red Hots Jewel-Osco Rhapsody Cafe
Dao Sushi Deerfield Rosebud Italian Country House and Pizzeria

Deerfield Nightlife

A night out in Deerfield also offers a strong community vibe, and our various local nightlife establishments welcome natives and newcomers alike, seven days a week. Some of the most popular choices include: