Getting to Know Inverness

Real Estate

2Inverness Village is a charming and welcoming town with a vibrant historical past. With a passion for the heritage of the Village, the community, businesses and residents alike, have been able to retain the quaint country, home-town feeling which anyone can see is still alive today. Originally settled in the mid 1800’s, this community provided a naturally beautiful place for families to live in a rural setting. It also provided a country getaway for those living in Chicago, especially with the Northwestern Railway system in place. Inverness Village was also planned to retain as much as the original landscape as possible, which can be noted by how the roads here conform to the land, with all its hills and curves.

As a “Village with a Heritage”, the Inverness Board of Trustees and village officers have put in place community ordinances which help the Village retain its country charm. If you have recently moved to Inverness, or are planning to do so, you are sure to find a wonderful home. Before you get settled in however, it will be beneficial to know about the Village ordinances which affect residents in particular.

2While a white picket fence may be an icon of Americana, in Inverness Village, fences, as a general rule, are not allowed. There are exceptions in place, for enclosing dog runs, pools and tennis courts.

There is also a Village ordinance regarding street parking. If you are from a more urban area, you may not have given this much thought, but it will save you money to be aware. It is unlawful to park on Inverness streets and right-of-ways from 1:00 am to 6:00 am. Those found in violation will be ticketed.

If you are planning a garage sale, be sure any signs you post are a minimum of 30 feet from the pavement, and on private property only; no stapling to electricity poles. Decorations on signs are not allowed; and of course, any posted signs need to be removed promptly once the sale has ended.

No burning of any kind is allowed. Between April and November there is yard waste pick up service provided. This is limited to two 30-gallon yard debris bags; unless you pre-purchase a set of yard-waste stickers which have to be applied to any additional bags.

Recreational vehicles can only be kept on your property if they are properly covered within an attached garage or installed accessory building. RVs, boats and trailers should not be visible to either any neighboring properties or from the street.

While some of these ordinances may seem restricting, in truth, they help the Village of Inverness retain its country charm, which is what attracts so many to the area to begin with. When you are ready to sell or buy a home, you want to work with a Realtor® who cares about the community as much as their clients. We are ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website,, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams