About the Village

Welcome to Deer Park, where residents and businesses take pride in the quality of life.  Our beautiful community is a hidden gem in southwest Lake County.  Our residents enjoy the best of both worlds—living within long stretches of green space yet with quick access to a variety of shopping only minutes away. At the Deer Park Town Center in the midpoint of our business district, you are invited to attend any of the year round activities from summer concerts to art fairs, country markets and winter fireworks sponsored by the Village

Deer Park is a suburban Chicago community of 3220 people, located approximately 35 miles northwest from downtown Chicago.  While you are in the village, take a look around at our beautiful residential subdivisions, enjoy our restaurants and boutique shops, as well as our modern shopping establishments. 

Deer Park is suburban living at its best. Continued development provides excellent opportunities for excellent shopping and dining. It is located next to the Cuba Marsh forest preserves, we have many parks and green open spaces.  Our residents enjoy living here for a variety of reasons, but we all share a common love of wide-open spaces and the rural lifestyles that open lands allow. One property of historic significance in Deer Park is the Vehe Barn, refurbished on its original farm site and is an Illinois Centennial Farm upon 14 acres of prairie. 

Most of the homes are built on one acre lots. The water source for most homes is private well.  Lake Michigan water is provided in the triangle along the Rand Rd corridor. Deer Park is serviced by the Lake Zurich Fire Protection District which has four stations with fulltime fire fighters and paramedics. The police protection is contracted by Lake County Sheriff’s Department that make Deer Park a safe place to live and work.   Lake County provides us with designated sworn deputies and is synonymous with both high performance protecting all of Deer Park. The Lake County Sherriff’s Deputies are professionals that serve us in an exemplary manner because of a commitment to the residents and a dedication that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

The Village of Deer Park operates under the Commission Form of government.  Under this form, the voters elect at large a President and six trustees who serve as the Village Board.  The President designates each member to be either the commissioner of Finance  / Planning & Zoning, Drainage, Economic Development, Roads, Parks / Recreation, Public Safety / Public Utilities. The President serves as commissioner of public affairs and liquor. The President appoints the Clerk and Treasurer, as well as the Village Administrator.   Each trustee is given executive control over such administrative departments as may be assigned to him.

The Plan and Zoning Commission assist the Village Board. The Village takes great pride in its effort to continue to make Deer Park a great place to live by following a comprehensive plan and utilizing strategic planning.

The Village Board actively pursue a high quality of life for its residents and maintain areas of interest for visitors and tourists. In comparison to other suburbs, Deer Park is highly rated in the categories of education, housing, health and safety, economic and cultural diversity, arts and culture, historic interest and preservation.

We are proud of our high quality commercial and residential developments.  We encourage you to visit the Village of Deer Park. As you enjoy this community profile, you will see why people who live, work or shop in Deer Park find this growing community so satisfying to their needs.