My husband, Dave, and I decided to make the move from the city of Chicago, to the North Shore 'burbs. Although we LOVED the hustle and bustle of the city, we knew it was time to pack up and go north. We had just had our second child 2 months prior, and that was enough to understand that we had to move. That is, of course, unless we were looking to buy a home in the city, that would give us more space, less stairs, a backyard and were prepared to pay for private schools, till... college, those just weren't good options for us. It seems like it is almost inevitable for most new families to do the same, to move up north. You move to the "burbs" for convenience, safety, parking, schools etc.
We decided to move to the village of Deerfield. It was a bittersweet move, but a good one. For the record, Deerfield is a cute little village, totally different of city living. When you picture "cute little village" it literally feels like what you would envision in a movie with cute little villages. Its about 25 miles north of the city, which is great for the occasional date nights out. Not too far yet not too close. But is also home to some great restaurants, like Bobby's , Deerfield's Italian Kitchen, Rosebud Restaurant, Il Forno's (for the best thin crust pizza), The Warehouse (bar type food), Josh's (for hot dogs and burgers) and many others to choose from.
Deerfield is also home to The Shops at Deerfield Square, with a Whole Foods, Barnes & Noble, Walgreens, and some cute little boutiques like B Friends, Bentleys' Pet Shop, Avenue Fashions, Scout and Mollys, Mia's Fine Jewelry, Just Between Friends, and many more.
If you are looking to get healthy, there is a Pure Barre, Corepower Yoga, Shred 415, Deerfield Park Districts Sachs Center, and not too far (in Bannockburn) is Midtown Athletic Club.
In 2016 Deerfield High School, was ranked 7th best High School in the state, and was rated the 229th best in the country for 2016! The elementary and middle schools, in District 109, are phenomenal. There are four elementary schools, Wilmot, South Park, Kipling and Walden. With two middle schools, Caruso and Shepard. The schools are probably one of the main reasons people from the city, head north- the public school system in most of the North Shore suburbs are terrific, you honestly can't go wrong with any.
For those of you that don't know, the North Shore suburbs are north of Chicago, typically bordering the shores of Lake Michigan. The communities within the North Shore are within Cook and Lake Counties. The primary suburbs that I plan to focus on in the North Shore, that border Lake Michigan, are Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. As well as the suburbs that do not border Lake Michigan-- Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire and Northfield.
There are so many great things about Deerfield, if you are considering a move here, I highly recommend!!
For those of you that live in Chicago's Northshore suburbs, what is your favorite thing about the town/city you live in?