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At Home In The Woods

If you’ve experienced it, you know what we are talking about: that moment in the woods. That moment where the whole world stops, and waits for you. For many, making time for that moment can take a lot of effort. For others, all they have to do is open their front door, invite the neighbors over, or go for walk around the neighborhood. For some, the woods aren’t that far away. For some, the woods are home.

Welcome to the woods.

More than Just a Home

Coming home can be the greatest feeling in the world, but we know that home is not a house. It’s not a driveway or a front porch. Home is a place where you plug in and unplug at the same time. It’s an oasis. It’s where you feel the most you, and you feel it the moment you arrive. For us, it’s a place that isn’t made…it’s grown, together. Our community has roots that run deep. Character that has taken hundreds of years to create, and requires real care and attention to maintain. We know it’s a remarkable place.

Even if you are just visiting, go ahead, take the long way home.

Village Character

The Village was incorporated in 1959 and more than doubled from 1,571 persons in 1970 to the present population of 3,660 according to the 2010 census. There are 1319 single family dwellings. The Village land area is approximately 4 square miles.

The Village is known for its wooded, semi-rural character. One- and two-acre lots are the most common zoning lots. Barns and stables are permitted on two-acre lots, and a small number of residents continue to keep horses. While the Village has neighborhoods characterized by lawns and many landscaped properties, generally the residents place a high value on the unique abundance of woodlands and natural habitat in the Village.

Local streets, narrower than standard width, have rural charm. Curbs and gutters are not found except in the Thorngate Subdivision, and drainage is provided by ditches and swales. With few exceptions, the streets are privately owned and maintained. There are approximately 30 homeowners associations that exist to maintain private streets.

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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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