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 11.02.21

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Rd.
Riverwoods, IL

Plan Commission 11.04.21

7:30 pm

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Board of Trustees Meeting 11.16.21

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Rd.
Riverwoods, IL

Recent Village News


Children may trick-or-treat on Sunday, October 31, 2021, between the hours of 3:30 – 7:00 PM. Please review the following guidelines to help promote a safe experience for all who choose to participate: •Do not participate in trick-or-treating if you are feeling unwell, if someone in your hous…


Elevate Care Grand Opening

On August 12, Mayor Ford was honored to cut the grand opening ribbon at Elevate Care. The 240 bed, newly remodeled facility offers short term rehabilitation, physical therapy, memory and skilled nursing care. Formerly known as Brentwood North, Elevate Care is operating under new ownership which prom…



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

August 13, 2021 It has been two short months since taking office, and it’s been a real educational experience. I have said, it is one thing to watch the Mayor and another to actually BE the Mayor. So true! From establishing a special committee for Storm Water Management, to working on the upcoming opening…    Read more from our Mayor

Village Voice

The September-October 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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