A true Midwestern City, Woodstock boasts culture, entertainment, countryside, business opportunities and plenty of Victorian charm. Historic Woodstock Square, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers many shops and retail establishments in a unique and nostalgic late-19th century atmosphere.
Throughout the year, Woodstock is host to many events, festivals and fairs. The beautiful Gothic-revival Opera House serves as the cultural entertainment center featuring plays, performances and the nationally renowned Woodstock Mozart Festival each summer. The recreation department provides a wide variety of programs for all ages and maintains playing fields, courts and pavilions in the city parks. Residents also enjoy the Woodstock Water Works Family Aquatic Center.
47 miles from Chicago, Woodstock is on the edge of the Chicago metropolitan area. We're close to the city with a small town, rural personality all our own.
Rich with Victorian architecture, a town square that seems frozen in time, and a world-renowned Opera House, Woodstock also has an independent streak brimming with creativity and entrepreneurship. Artists and locally-owned businesses are embraced. Our school system is a leader in dual language education. And music, whether rock, folk, jazz, country or classical, fills the air indoors and out most every night.