Welcome to Riverside


Riverside, IL is the first master planned community in the United States. Designed in 1869 by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Ian Olmsted, there are many architecturally significant homes and buildings in this 2 square mile village.


There is a Metra station in downtown Riverside connecting the village directly to the city of Chicago. It’s also a 9 mile drive east to the City, or an easy commute to either O’Hare of Midway airports.


  • Elementary Schools: Ames, Blythe Park, Central, Hollywood
  • Middle School: Hauser Junior High
  • High School: Riverside Brookfield High School


The whole town is an architectural museum with a National Historic Landmark designation. There is a mixture of bungalows, Victorians, and early 20th century mansions designed by famous architects including Frank Lloyd Wright. Riverside still maintains many of it’s original design elements including curvilinear streets and gas-lit street lamps.


Real Estate

FAQ from Buyers

How important to obtain a pre approval? -An important step in making an offer is to determine how you will purchase the property – will you be obtaining a mortgage or are you paying cash? Most homebuyers will finance a purchase of this size so the first step in the process, even before seriously beginning your search, is to speak with a lender and have them prepare a pre approval letter for you.

Real Estate

Behind The Scenes

Charming Oak ParK Condo Behind the Scenes 1118 Washington Blvd 3A, Oak Park, IL Hughes Home Team Agent Michele Barron shares a behind the scenes look

Local Events

Holiday Local Events 2021

I can’t believe it’s December already – this year has been a crazy one in real estate and doesn’t seem to be slowing down! Since Hughes Home Team joined Compass in September, we have been busy helping our clients buy and sell some truly special homes.

Local Events

Oak Park Halloween Events Guide 2021

Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park
Halloween 2021
TRICK-OR-TREAT 2021 Hours in Oak Park 1-5:30 pm | Forest Park, 3-7:30 pm | River Forest 3-7 pm


Fall Maintenance

Fall weather finally arrived. While we enjoy this beautiful weather, we can also tackle the fall maintenance lists. Don’t forget to pour a warm cup of tea!


Broker Associate , Hughes Home Team | Compass
On a team where client service is a top priority, Michele Barron is a...
Broker Associate , Hughes Home Team | Compass
There is no one who works harder and more thoughtfully for her clients than...
Broker Associate , Hughes Home Team | Compass
Victoria Atkins With over 30 years experience in real estate including a background in...

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