Riverwoods is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,659 people and just one neighborhood, Riverwoods is the 389th largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Riverwoods real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Riverwoods house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Riverwoods is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Riverwoods is a village of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverwoods who work in management occupations (24.45%), sales jobs (18.21%) and business and financial occupations (11.34%).
A relatively large number of people in Riverwoods telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.16% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Riverwoods is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Riverwoods is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Riverwoods’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Riverwoods, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Riverwoods is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.