Our History

Formally incorporated in 1923, the Village of North Riverside's roots date back to just after the Civil War. Then, its first residents were comprised of onion farmers and members of the Riverside Holiness Association. It was also home to the legendary Melody Mill ballroom of the Big Band era.

Today, our community of 7,426 residents is made up of active senior citizens and young families who enjoy the many benefits and quality of life in North Riverside. Such benefits include senior clubs, a quilting club, a thriving theater group, scouting and sports programs, as well as a state-of-the-art ball field complete with a sophisticated tornado and lightning alert system.

North Riverside's Village Commons, the hub of the village's administrative offices and recreational events, ranks among the most beautifully executed green spaces in the western suburbs. The Commons features a pond and fountain, walking path, picnic areas, tot play area and its most-recent centerpiece - a gazebo dedicated to courageous men and women of the American Armed Forces.