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Village of Riverside

Get off the grid

When you visit picturesque Riverside you're not just entering another town, you're entering a new experience. Designed by the visionary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Riverside’s charming streets elegantly curve and meander inviting you to take in the beauty that lies around you.  With sweeping green spaces and architectural treasures by Frank Lloyd Wright, William Le Baron Jenney and Joseph Silsbee, every visit to Riverside is a celebration of the extraordinary. 

Riverside is conveniently located along the Metra BNSF rail line, only a 20 minute ride from downtown Chicago and next door to the world famous Brookfield Zoo.

In Riverside, you’ll not only experience the work of pioneering architects, you can taste the creativity of our pioneering entrepreneurs.  After enjoying one of the Olmsted Society’s Walking Tours, visiting the Riverside Historical Museum or escaping one of the rooms at Vault Escape, drop in for a great meal at one of our many restaurants including LaBarra, The ChewChew, or Mollie’s Public House.  Then stroll down Burlington Street to Aunt Diana’s Old Fashioned Fudge where the legendary hand–made confections are an absolute must or down Riverside Road to the Arcade Building where Flur offers authentic French macarons and many other gluten-free delights.  And no visit to Riverside would be complete without experiencing Quincy Street Distillery and its meticulously crafted small-batch spirits that, like a visit to Riverside itself, are always one-of-a-kind.

For a list of local businesses, please visit the Business Directory page of the village website. For a list of upcoming events and information on visiting Riverside, please visit the History/Community page of the Village website.  

Riverside, a new experience around ever corner.



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