Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Luckily, the settlers of Deer Park knew from the start that the area’s rich natural landscape was worth protecting.
Today the village has one of the last green belts in the Chicago area, bordered by two natural areas for recreation and wide-open space.
The community incorporated in 1957 to protect its green belt and stave off the rapid influx of people moving from the city to the suburbs.
The village owes its early growth to the construction of Rand Road, a U.S. mail route and now a major thoroughfare. Deer Park is located in both Lake and Cook counties, east of Barrington and south of Lake Zurich.
The community offers friendly suburban living with scenic ponds and lakes. Cuba Marsh and Deer Grove Forest Preserve are treasures for bird watchers and wildlife lovers.
Of course, it’s not all about the great outdoors here. Deer Park Town Center offers upscale shopping, dining and entertainment including a movie theater. Residents also can enjoy the historic districts of nearby Barrington and Long Grove as well as Vehe Farm Park, an Illinois Centennial Farm and a popular attraction.
Residences are mostly spacious single-family homes with large lots of one acre or more. Upscale townhomes are conveniently located around Deer Park Town Center.
Students attend nearby Lake Zurich High School or Barrington High School. Metra provides commuter service to Chicago from stations in nearby Barrington or Palatine.
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