Riverside real estate is a great place for your next day trip! The town is easy to get to on the METRA commuter line and through many highways. Annual events are happening all year long, including a seasonal Tree Planting Project where the community comes together to plant 1,000 trees in one day! The local enthusiasm is Riverside is something to be proud of, and residents regularly have constructive events and volunteer opportunities that help make the town better, both in beauty and spirit! The Parks and Recreation Department busily plans bringing folks together through sports, classes and special events. Dedicated as a National Historic Landmark the village of Riverside is known as the “Village in the Forest”. The scenic surroundings here add to the appeal of Riverside homes. Not just the beauty of Mother Nature stands out but architectural designs please the eye as well. Riverside’s roots run deep in architectural genius having been designed by Frederick Law Olmsted himself in 1869. Other prominent architectural efforts in the community are the works of Frank LLoyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Joseph L. Silsbee and R. Harold Zook.
Riverside real estate is also close in proximity to many educational and historic attractions. Excursions are easy to such nearby attractions as the Brookfield Zoo, Chicago Portage National Historic Site, and the Unity Temple, a favorite of Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts and a historically influential structure. Other attractions include the local Art Institute, numerous museums, and The Adler Planetarium. All great places to spend an afternoon or evening of educational and cultural wonder. The Adler Planetarium in particular will keep you informed and invested in relevant scientific advances, as well as offers many, many activities that appeal to children and adults alike, including space exploration seminars and entertainment! Riverside is a wonderful place to settle down, visit, or spend a season. The unqiue style and deep history found in its homes and the spirit of the ever progressing town will make you want to never leave!
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