Welcome to Northbrook
Sprawling, close-knit community with blue-ribbon schools
A peaceful suburb nestled on the northern edge of Cook County and a mere 25 miles from the glitzy nightlife and commerce of downtown Chicago, Northbrook boasts a wealth of world-class amenities, an eclectic shopping and dining scene, bountiful greenery, and excellent schools, ranking it among the best places to live and raise kids in Illinois.
With luxurious residences that reflect the top-of-the-line architecture and unbeatable craftsmanship, Northbrook beams with elegance and style. A venture through its immaculate streets will charm you with impressive structures, from massive colonials etched on fabulously landscaped lots to single-family homes with beautiful gardens, luxurious Townhouses, and spacious ranches beckoning you to the ultimate countryside retreat minutes away from an expressway.
What to Love
- Upscale, residential community seamlessly blended with active commerce
- Dining, shopping, or watching a movie at the famous Northbrook Court
- Rustic vibes, urban convenience, and proximity to two airports
- The Ed Rudolph Velodrome
- Top-notch schools
Because education is one of the biggest draws that make Northbrook desirable, couples with young kids don't hesitate to move to this community.
Northbrook is also highly sought-after by entrepreneurs and professionals due to its proximity to downtown Chicago. A commuter rail service connects downtown to most of the neighborhood's subdivisions at an average 20-minute drive or less. New residents will also enjoy the convenient shopping options around, from Northbrook Shopping Plaza to Trader Joe's, TJMaxx, and CVS.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Packed full of amazing opportunities for shopping and dining, Northbrook residents have no trouble finding the perfect boutique or restaurant to meet their needs.
Hop into Payton Rose for super cute fashion picks your teenage daughter will love! Craving prime New York strip steak or pasta salad? House 406 is the place for you. Anticipate your meal being prepared with fresh, farm-to-table ingredients, complemented with classy wine, and served in one of the most intimate settings around.
At Landmark, you’ll enjoy remarkable meals surrounded by the historic ambiance of the cornerstone Inn built in 1885, notable for being the oldest commercial structure in town. Bring the whole family for a Tortilla soup or cheese sandwich and chicken noodle soup. You can even finish off your meal with ice-cream scoops covered in your favorite topping. Another great frozen dessert place, Graeter's Ice Cream, will serve you everything from gelatos to turtle sundae and affogato. And you shouldn't forget to make a quick stop at Little Louie's for the ultimate Chicago hotdog and cheeseburger.
Things to Do
Since Illinois' North Shore was once reputed as a premier playground for Chicago's elite, it's easy to see how Northbrook residents enjoy all the standard recreation amenities right at their doorstep.
Join other volunteers across the country for the exciting five-day Northbrook Days Festival featuring tons of fun rides, games, live music, food, wine, and so much more while simultaneously giving back to the community to help fund need-based college scholarships for students from Northbrook.
Browse a collection of sleek stores at the Northbrook Court Mall or go golfing with friends at the Techny Prairie Parks & Fields, where you can also play soccer, lacrosse, and softball or quietly hike the scenic trails while your favorite music blasts in your headphones. If everyone is up for a lovely, family-bonding weekend, a picnic trip to Wood Oaks Green Park should be right up your alley!
Northbrook prides itself on the high-quality education offered by its school districts, one of the biggest reasons families gravitate towards this neighborhood. Some of its coveted educational institutions include: