Deerfield, 21 miles north of the Loop, is an upscale, family community where quiet residential areas mingle with an active and attractive business district. Home to the Sheri Berto Center, the practice home of the 6 time, world champion Chicago Bulls, this two-story, 35,000 square-foot facility, features three practice courts, weight room, swimming pool, jacuzzi, players lounge, press room and lobby. The community has taken advantage of the Lake Cook and Waukegan business corridors to grow commercially. An impressive new firehouse and improvements and additions to the library, schools, train stations and streets all demonstrate Deerfield's dedication to enhancing the lifestyle of its residents. Both the Metra and the Milwaukee Road trains make regular stops in Deerfield, and with the addition of a new train station on Lake Cook Road, transportation has been made even more convenient. Major employers in the immediate area include Allstate Insurance, Baxter Healthcare, NutraSweet Co. and Walgreens. A nice selection of chain stores, as well as unique specialty stores, accommodate Deerfield shoppers, and the community's central location makes it convenient to a number of major malls.
The Deerfield Park District is reputed to be one of the most efficient and varied in the Chicago area. To begin with, no home in Deerfield is more than a half-mile from a park. Facilities include a large community center, 21 parks & playgrounds, two public swimming pools, tennis courts, a public golf course and a number of playing fields, basketball courts and running tracks. The park district also offers an impressive variety of classes and programs for people of all ages.
Developers have discovered Deerfield's desirability, and as a result, there are new custom homes available in virtually every neighborhood, as well as in wonderful new developments. Buyers may choose from Colonials, split-levels, ranches, Cape Cods and other popular home styles. New and older townhouses and condominiums are available in Deerfield.
Deerfield schools are some of the best public schools in the state. Elementary students regularly core near the top of the state's schools on the IGAP test, and Deerfield High School students score above the national average on the ACT exam. Deerfield Elementary School district 109 consists of four elementary schools and two junior high schools that educate 2,400 students. Deerfield High School district 113 is one of the top 10 academic schools in the state.
Getting around is easy with I-94 nearby and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) just west of the village. The Loop is a 45-minute drive; O'Hare Airport is a 20-minute drive, and Midway Airport is 50 minutes away. Rail commuters may board the Milwaukee Road line in Deerfield, or the Metra in Highland Park. The Loop is a 39-minute trip by express or 48 minutes by local. Bus lines travel to surrounding suburbs.