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Located 30 miles north of Chicago, 20 minutes from O’Hare, 5 miles east of Lake Michigan, and just west of Lake Forest in the unique rural Village of Mettawa. Deerpath Farm, Mettawa, Illinois

Building Here Building Here

15 lots now available! Build your dream home at Deerpath Farm. Every fully-improved building lot features spectacular views and stunning building possibilities for your custom home. Exclusive house plans available!  

Songbirds & Wildflowers Songbirds & Wildflowers

Enjoy the uncommon birds, tall grasses, flowers and butterflies making their home at Deerpath Farm. The native landscape creates a vibrant habitat, and provides food and shelter for birds and wildlife.   Also see: Conservation Resources and Landscaping Goals.

Village of Mettawa Village of Mettawa

The Village of Mettawa, just west of Lake Forest, contains incredible amounts of green space and only 550 residents.

Living Here Living Here

Luxury living. Exclusive access to nature. Easy transportation to airports and city. Rare restored ecosystem. Fantastic recreation. Deerpath Farm is the only place in the Chicago area where residents are guaranteed such great views and easy access to open space. We are dedicated to the conservation lifestyle and to excellence in architecture.

Open Lands Open Lands

“I can’t believe how beautiful it is here,” visitors often gasp when they first experience Deerpath Farm. Open lands are an integral part of the lifestyle, and each homesite boasts beautiful views. This conservation community includes 140 acres of resident-owned, preserved and restored native landscape. Majestic oaks rise from wide-open prairies, and the land goes […]

People are saying

  • #1 School District in Illinois

    The #1 school district in Illinois! Community High School District No. 128 has been ranked #1 in 2017 (of 404 Illinois school districts) by Niche, which “ranks over 8000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.”

    - #1 School District in Illinois
  • John Sentell<br><em>President, Lake Forest Open Lands Association</em>

    Deerpath Farm is truly one of the North Shore’s hidden natural gems. It’s a property that has remained essentially undisturbed for almost a century. Lake Forest Open Lands applauds the sensitive development of this landscape and is proud to partner with Deerpath Farm to restore and protect its woods, wetlands and prairies in perpetuity. This is an incredible gift from the early area landowners to our conservation community.

    - John Sentell
    President, Lake Forest Open Lands Association
  • Joseph R. Krusinski<br><em>CEO, Krusinski Construction Company</em>

    My wife Kay and I were one of the first land sales in 2005, and the first homeowners to move into Deerpath Farm in 2006. Rick Phillips did an outstanding job of translating our building program into the home of our dreams. Because of the beautiful environment we live in, it continues to be the favored gathering spot for our family and friends.

    - Joseph R. Krusinski
    CEO, Krusinski Construction Company
  • Jin H. Ngan, L.Ac.<br><em>Founder, Jin & Tonic Wellness Co.</em>

    I love it here. So serene, elegant and beautiful, like a fairy tale with a touch of chic. Deerpath Farm is a place for joy, rejuvenation, fun and healing; a place where you can just simply be. There’s nowhere better.

    - Jin H. Ngan, L.Ac.
    Founder, Jin & Tonic Wellness Co.
  • Edward H. Bennett, Architect and City Planner<br><em>(Owner of Deerpath Farm, 1930-1954)<br>Quote from the 1909 Plan of Chicago<br>by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett</em>

    The spaces to be acquired should be wild forests, filled with such trees, vines, flowers and shrubs as will grow in this climate, and all should be developed in a natural condition. Country roads and a few paths should run through these forests, but they should not be cut into small divisions. There should be open glades here and there, and other natural features, and the people should be allowed to use them freely.

    - Edward H. Bennett, Architect and City Planner
    (Owner of Deerpath Farm, 1930-1954)
    Quote from the 1909 Plan of Chicago
    by Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett

What is Deerpath Farm?

Deerpath Farm is the North Shore’s premier conservation community featuring secluded lots, custom homes, and 140 acres of gorgeous open lands just 30 miles north of Chicago and 20 minutes from O’Hare in Mettawa, IL. Discover your personal retreat! Deerpath Farm is a family-owned business with historic roots in Lake Forest and Chicago, and a distinguished legacy of land planning, architecture, and landscape architecture.


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