Riverside Preserve is just two miles from shopping and one mile from I-94, but seclusion and privacy are yours at this exclusive neighborhood. Homesites range from 2.5 to 3.6 acres and feature private wells with sanitary sewer service, providing ample opportunities for those who wish to live a natural lifestyle. Woods, ponds and the Des Plaines River are within eye-sight and walking distance of many lots at Riverside Forest.
Mettawa is dedicated to preserving open lands and low-density residential development, with five forest preserves of the Lake County Forest Preserve District located within village boundaries. The village was founded by conservationist landowners and continues to be a center of open-space and wildlife habitat restoration activities. The former estate of Adlai E. Stevenson on the Des Plaines River is a designated Illinois Historic Site and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The village maintains trails for pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian usage.
The village’s open-lands system includes nine areas designated as Illinois Nature Preserves and a portion of the Libertyville Township Open Space District and Covington Charitable Trust area maintained by the Lake Forest Open Lands Association. Riverside Preserve in Mettawa also owns the Whippoorwill Farm Preserve which is currently undergoing a conversion to a native prairie/wetland habitat.
The community of Riverside Preserve is served by the Vernon Hills High School district, with academic standards exceeding state averages and a comprehensive educational program for students in grades 9 to 12. Residents enjoy local amenities including Red Top Park and Route 60 Canoe Launch, and have easy access to the city of Chicago, where they can take advantage of all the city has to offer.
The village is also home to a large percentage of green buildings, with a high number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ratings. The village’s unique blend of open lands, scenic lake views and close-knit community makes living in Mettawa an experience not to be missed. Those who choose to build their new home in Mettawa at Riverside Preserve will quickly realize what a special area this is to call home.