Woodstock was first established in 1844 and lies in the heart of McHenry County.
It is a community that exhibits a unique blend of tradition and openness to new ideas. It strives to preserve its heritage while building a community for families and business to thrive in the future.
Cultural and entertainment events stem from the downtown where you will find the historic Opera House built in 1889, offering plays concerts and performances throughout the year including the nationally renowned Woodstock Mozart Festival. The lush two-acre park in the Town Square is a place to enjoy fresh air festivals and concerts, especially on Wednesday nights in the Summer when the town gathers picnic-style to enjoy music together as a community. In the Old Court House built in 1857, there is an art gallery and the Chester Gould – Dick Tracy museum adding to the many activities available downtown. The Square is also home to the Woodstock Theatre, a classic movie house that has been updated and expanded to host five screens and show first run movies.
Woodstock offers excellent schools, culture, business opportunities and Victorian Charm. It is a community that values the quality of life from its historic downtown Square to its farm-cushioned edge. It is a wonderful place to live, work, or play.