Chair_Flaticon_13459Luxury 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

Owl_Flaticon_12426The Deerpath Farm lifestyle means living close to nature’s beauty. You can build your house beneath tall trees, with views over prairies and wetlands and trails just outside your backdoor. The incredible Deerpath Farm Preserve is owned by residents and managed by Lake Forest Open Lands Association. … more

Outdoor recreation

XC_Flaticon_8908Residents can enjoy onsite nature hikes, birdwatching, running, biking and skiing. Also nearby: equestrian facilities, golf clubs, and a riverside canoe launch. The Mettawa trail along Deerpath Farm’s southern border connects to the Des Plaines River Trail, which runs continuously to the Wisconsin border. … more

North Shore countryside

Horse_Flaticon_32963Deerpath Farm is at the heart of the small Village of Mettawa, just west of Lake Forest [view maps]. Within Mettawa you’ll find six Forest Preserves, miles of trails, horse stables and beautiful natural views. With under 600 residents and five-acre residential zoning, Mettawa was founded in 1960 to preserve this rare rural way of life. … more

Schools and services

Residents enjoy quality schools and services.

Fine homes

Houseleaves_Flaticon_34799Build the home of your dreams at Deerpath Farm. The kind of house you build is up to you, and you’re free to work with the architect and builder of your choice. Pre-designed plans are available too. Our quality standards help ensure that your house — and your neighbors will be built in a way that should enhance its long-term value and your enjoyment. … more


Airplane_Flaticon_17981Just around the corner: equestrian facilities, a world-class golf club, and acres of Forest Preserves and privately held open lands. Only 20 minutes from O’Hare, 30 miles from Chicago, and 60 miles from Milwaukee, Deerpath Farm provides easy access to highway and train transportation. Enjoy all the advantages of the North Shore from your private open lands retreat. … more

Exclusive community

Living at Deerpath Farm automatically grants you membership to an exclusive community, with only 41 homesites along Farwell Road and a friendly Homeowner’s Association. The quiet Village of Mettawa contains only 550 residents, and prides itself on maintaining a countryside environment, and supporting an animal-friendly, open-lands-centric lifestyle.