This place is like nowhere else. We have the largest collection of private residences in a woodlands preservation setting anywhere on the North Shore. Pair that with miles of bikes paths, woods packed with hundred year-old trees and a rich natural environment on the ground below, and you’ll see why there’s nothing like it anywhere. With easy access to major highways and train lines, the city is only a hop, skip, and a jump away.

Privacy, simplicity, personality, accessibility: our residents protect it, cherish it, and are committed to its continued prosperity.

Upcoming Events

Board of Trustees Meeting 05.04.21

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Rd.
Riverwoods, IL

Plan Commission 05.06.21

6:30 pm

300 Portwine Rd.
Riverwoods, IL

Board of Trustees 05.18.21

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Rd.
Riverwoods, IL

Recent Village News

Arbor Day Celebration

Many thanks to Mayor Norris and Riverwoods Preservation Council president David Shimberg for planting a swamp white oak to celebrate Arbor Day 2021. The swamp white oak is the most popular tree in Riverwoods because it can tolerate moist bottomlands, heavy shade and compacted soil. The swamp white o…


Resident Photo Submission

This beautiful picture of a rhododendrum bush was provided by resident Lorraine Jette. She shared it because the rhododendrum blooming time is so short and not everyone can view it in her backyard. Thank you Lorraine!



A review of Riverwoods by Miles Owen

Posted on 04/16/21

A big thank you to Wilmot Elementary first grader Miles Owen for his review of Riverwoods. Miles is learning how to write reviews in school and his dad shared this one with us. Glad you love Riverwoods as much as we do, Miles! Miles Owen

Mayor's Letter

January 27, 2021 In this, my final State of the Village report, I am pleased to say that the state of the Village remains excellent. That is not to say that we are without our challenges: • Revenue lost from the departure of a number of commercial interests; • The COVID pandemic; • How to attract new business and development that is consistent with o…    Read more from our Mayor

Village Voice

The March-April 2021 issue of the Village Voice is now available.

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Village Notices

A Reminder About Open Burning and Residential Outdoor Lighting

Here are some things to keep in mind: Open Burning Open burning is allowed for “landscape waste” between 8:00am and 8:00pm. The fire must…

Ditches and Drainageways

Please remember your ditches and drainageways. They need to get cleaned up so when it rains debris doesn’t ge…

SWALCO Household Chemical Waste Collections will Accept Unused Medications from Residents

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, IL (SWALCO) will begin their Household Chemica…
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Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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