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A nostalgic small-town feel you can’t help but fall in love with.  Rich with arts and culture, annual festivals, shopping, dining, music, and nightlife. A picturesque and historic town square and a world-renowned Opera House draw visitors from near and far.  Abundant outdoor space, diverse housing, excellent schools with dual language programs, and convenient access to Chicago and Milwaukee makes living here desirable at any age.  Woodstock also has an independent streak brimming with creativity and entrepreneurism attracting a strong artist, small business and manufacturing community.  We honor our history and are confident of our future. Our residents are proud to call Woodstock home and happy to welcome you.

Why Woodstock? Here is what Real Woodstock residents, business and community leaders have to say.

Lori Miarecki

It’s easy to fall in love with Woodstock! Abundant shopping, locally owned restaurants and a close-knit community. Woodstock has it all.

Lori Miarecki
Cherry Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast


When you’re in Woodstock, you feel at home. Active lifestyles, abundant arts & culture and exceptional education. Woodstock has it all.

Tom Keefe
CEO, Keefe Real Estate


Woodstock is committed to the success of every child. Our dual language program enables all children to learn English and Spanish, connecting cultures to foster unity in our community.

Liz Instefjord
Second Grade Teacher, Westwood Elementary


In Woodstock, independent and locally owned businesses line the charming Square. Creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and hospitality are the cornerstones of our business community.

Arlene Lynes
Read Between the Lynes Bookstore

Learn more about life in Woodstock, Illinois.


Find a Home

Woodstock offers rural, suburban and semi-urban housing options. Whether you’re looking for a modern apartment or Victorian home close to train access downtown, an executive home on the golf course or a sprawling country estate with acreage, we have realtors and movers that are able to help.

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Woodstock is home to numerous educational opportunities and programs. Find out more about our schools and what they have to offer.


Jobs & Opportunities

Whether you are looking for your first job or looking to make a change, Woodstock is home to a healthy career marketplace with numerous opportunities.

Transportation & Location

Woodstock is a great location. Near Metra and I-90, and IL Route 47, Woodstock is just 47 miles from Chicago, 30 minutes from Wisconsin and 30 minutes from O'Hare.

Places of Worship

Woodstock’s places of worship offer everyone in Woodstock a place to celebrate their beliefs.

Annual Events & Things to Do in Woodstock

A nostalgic small-town feel you can't help but fall in love with.  Rich with arts and culture, annual festivals and celebrations, Woodstock has something for everyone.


Parks & Recreation

Outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant in Woodstock, thanks to our great Recreation Department, Parks Department and McHenry County Conservation District.