Deer Park Illinois is a village with about 1000 homes and shares the zip code of Barrington IL. It is true that many people collectively consider Deer Park to be part of Barrington but it is not. Deer Park is a village in it's own right with a village hall. Deer Park Illinois was established as a village in 1957. There are about 3100 people living in Deer Park Illinois and residents can enjoy the park like setting they live in and nearby Cuba Marsh.
The Village Hall is located at Vehe Farm just off Cuba Road. Vehe Farm is a centennial farm of Illinois and was recently restored and provides the community of Deer Park with a multi-use facility. In the spring and early summer you'll see the local children playing soccer matches on the athletic field, the barn is available for conferences, meetings, social events even weddings. You might be surprised at all the things that go on at Vehe Farm. There is a butterfly garden, a chicken coop, areas for picnics, a wetland area and even a cross country ski trail.
The primary type of real estate in Deer Park is 3 and 4 bedroom single family homes on 1 acre lots. Most of the homes were built in the 70's and 80's so landscaping is well established. If you walk or drive through some of the subdivisions you'll notice all the open areas, parks, tennis courts and play grounds for residents. Add to that all the larger ponds and small lakes you'll understand why they called it Deer Park. Of course the Deer are here too but they do tend to stay in the marsh and wetland areas.
Homes are very commonly Georgian or Colonial style. Above is a very typical street style and many of the subdivisions flow into one another, so riding bikes is relatively safe for kids, and evening strolls with pooch are away from the noise and traffic of main streets. There are 2 small town home complexes in Deer Park offering 3 and 4 bedroom homes very close to both The Deer Park Shopping Mall and also Route 12 making it easy for commuters to hop on Route 53 south and on into Chicago.
The Deer Park Shopping Mall opened in 2000 and provides residents with boutique style stores as well as some larger retailers like Barnes and Noble Book Store. You'll find Gap, Banana Republic, Pier One and GNC to name a few of the more known names as well as Harry & David, J Crew, Pac Sun and other smaller specialist retailers. Deer Park Shopping Mall has a number of restaurants both fine dining and casual as well as Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread and California Pizza Kitchen. Century Theaters are here at the south side of the mall and after your movie you can hop over to La Haciendas for dinner. The Shopping Mall is still expanding with new retails units on the south side filling in with new retailers. There is also office space on the perimeter of the area.
One of the larger public parks in Deer Park is The Charles E Brown Park located off Long Grove Road which has a baseball field, basketball court, soccer field, tot lot, tennis courts, benches, walking trails, pond and parking. Recently the area surrounding the pond was cleared of old brush and restored to a grassy area for better views of the pond as shown below. You'll always find a variety of birds here and it's a great place to just sit and unwind. If your kids need to let off steam there is room for them to burn off all their energy here. There are 13 named parks in Deer Park and most of them are within the subdivisions providing excellent play space for families.
Children living in Deer Park IL attend 2 different school districts. Lake Zurich Schools and Barrington Schools. Both districts have excellent scores cards. Deer Park has often been referred to as a great village in which to raise a family and I heartily agree. When we moved to Illinois in 1996 we bought our first US home in Deer Park and stayed for 6 years. My children were young at the time and they loved the freedom of riding bikes and playing with friends in a safe community. You can search for homes in Deer Park below. Or contact me if you would like personal assistance. Corinne Guest - Royal Advocate Realty 847-363-3686.
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