Located along Chicago’s prestigious North Shore, the communities of Deerfield, Bannockburn, and Riverwoods (DBR) are provided with a strategic location, ideal for commuters and business relocation. The area’s advantageous location places it near two major metropolitan areas and the conveniences, culture, and employment opportunities that come with them. Chicago’s bustling Loop can be reached in an approximately, 45-minute drive, while Milwaukee, WI is accessible within about an hour of the DBR region. In addition, the shores of Lake Michigan can be discovered less than five miles to the east.
With a location in the northern suburbs of Chicago, DBR commuters are provided with quick, efficient travel via an extensive network of interstates, U.S. highways, state routes, and a variety of local thoroughfares. Interstate 94/294 is a major roadway serving the area, providing travel north into Wisconsin or south to Interstate 80. Lake Cook Road is an arterial thoroughfare accommodating east-west traffic in the area, while U.S. Route 41 (Skokie Highway), Illinois Route 43, and Illinois Route 21 run north-south.
An affordable means of local travel is afforded through PACE, the suburban bus service division of Chicago’s Regional Transit Authority (RTA). In addition to several fixed-bus routes in the DBR area, PACE offers convenient Dial-A-Ride service and a Vanpool Incentive Program. Via the PACE bus, riders are offered travel to a variety of destinations, including major employment centers, educational institutions, medical campuses, Metra train stations, and many more. For more information, visit PACE online at www.pacebus.com.
Rapid transport into Chicago or to a wealth of its surrounding suburbs is provided through Chicago’s vast Metra Rail service, a system that covers nearly 500 miles of rail line in the Chicagoland area. Around 230 stations are located throughout the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry, and Kane, with two situated within Deerfield.
Metra supplies rail travel to DBR riders via the Milwaukee District North Line, which travels between Fox Lake and Chicago’s Union Station. The Deerfield Station is located in downtown Deerfield, just two blocks west of Illinois Route 43, and the Lake Cook Station is found at 601 Lake Cook Road, two blocks west of the intersection of Lake Cook and Waukegan Roads. For more information, visit Metra online at www.metrarail.com.
Chicago is home to two award-winning commercial airports, both of which serve tens of millions of passengers each year through numerous daily flights to a host of national and international destinations. Deerfield, Bannockburn, and Riverwoods are in proximity to both airports—O’Hare International is a mere 15-mile drive via the Tri-State Tollway, while Midway International is attainable in just over an hour. In addition to the air travel resources of O’Hare and Midway, DBR travelers can reach Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport in about 50 minutes.
General aviation and corporate flight services are offered through Chicago Executive Airport (formerly Palwaukee Municipal Airport). The airport is recognized as the third busiest in the state—following the powerhouses of O’Hare International and Midway International—accommodating approximately 300 aircraft on the field at one time and around 200,000 arrivals and departures each year.