Located 35 miles from Chicago, Mettawa residents enjoy a country atmosphere and natural beauty with wide expanses of natural lands and development planned to nurture the flora and fauna native to the area. With close proximity to Lake County Forest Preserve areas and the Des Plaines River, outstanding recreational opportunities abound. A number of equestrian trails and centers make this community particularly appealing to those interested in horse properties.
Transportation options include Route 60, Interstate 94 and St. Mary's Road. The Lake Forest West Metra train station is also a short distance away.
Several public school districts surround the village.