Welcome to Northbrook

A quiet lifestyle and convenient location make this North Shore community the perfect place to call home.
Peaceful residential neighborhoods and outstanding family-oriented amenities are only part of what draws in residents to the vibrant village of Northbrook, Illinois. Nestled between Glencoe to the east and bounded by I-294 on the west, Northbrook is surrounded by a plenitude of stunning park spaces and carries a great deal of bucolic charisma.
Northbrook was incorporated in 1901 under the name Shermerville and took on its current name in 1923 as the town continued to develop its affluent personality. Before Northbrook's earliest European pioneers in the 19th century, it was occupied by the native Potawatomi Tribe. To this day, the village strives to retain its rich heritage, and Northbrook’s historic charm is evidenced in everything from the residential real estate to the architecture Downtown. 
Northbrook’s housing market is positively brimming with stellar single-family homes, often tucked away in pristine, tranquil neighborhoods and bragging plenty of space. The town’s long history and its post-WWII housing boom mean that potential buyers will have their pick of architectural styles. Luxurious contemporary new-builds, stylish mid-century ranches, and even stately, European-style mansions are all available in Northbrook, catering to a wide range of aesthetics.

What to Love

  • Only 30-minutes to Downtown Chicago
  • Award-winning public library and tons of local amenities
  • Adjacent to the phenomenal Chicago Botanic Garden

Local Lifestyle 

Residents of Northbrook are treated to a cornucopia of excellent amenities and love engaging with the community through local events. With a mix of high-end shopping and local boutiques, familiar chains, and cozy independent cafes, Northbrook pulls together the best of small-town warmth and big-city convenience. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Though small and serene, potential buyers will be surprised to find that Northbrook houses one of Chicagoland’s hottest shopping destinations. At the Northbrook Court center, retail enthusiasts can browse from more than 125 retailers, including high-end, designer brands like Coach and Louis Vuitton
Just like the town itself, Northbrook Court is multifaceted. Among the upscale shops and wonderful dining options, visitors can also opt to indulge in a spa day, hit the cinema, channel their inner namaste through a yoga class, or take the kids to a family-fun day at The Painted Penguin activity center. 
The village of Northbrook also carries a great deal of culinary diversity, and the restaurants here can range from familiar neighborhood bars to sophisticated fine dining. Morton’s The Steakhouse radiates with the kind of elegance typically reserved for private clubs. The dazzling ambiance of Morton’s is only surpassed by its menu of aged prime beef and steakhouse classics. 
Another date-night favorite dishing out top-tier steaks in an upmarket environment, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is beloved nationwide, not just in Northbrook. For a convivial, feel-good atmosphere, locals invariably head to The Landmark Inn, the town’s staple bar and casual pub that fills weekends with special live music performances. 

Things to Do

The village of Northbrook comes loaded with services and amenities that are specifically geared towards the enrichment and betterment of its residents’ day-to-day lives. Northbrook’s ample green spaces include more than 23 distinctive park locations for locals and visitors to enjoy. The Northbrook Dog Park in particular is a much-loved resource and features a combined 2.5 acres of enclosed land — separated for dogs small and large. 
Additionally, the town is brimming with spectacular golf courses and clubs. The Willow Hill Golf Course, for instance, is a 9-hole beauty that treats players to inspiring views of the Chicago skyline. The Heritage Oaks Golf Course belongs to the Northbrook Park District and is consequently free to the public. With a top-of-the-line practice range and high-tech golf simulator in addition to its Audubon-certified courses and 27-holes, Heritage Oaks proves to be one of Northwood’s greatest attractions. 


Northbrook is home to a number of excellent schools. A few of the top educational opportunities include
  • Shabonee School, 3-5, a highly-ranked educational facility in Northbrook Elementary School District 27
  • Wood Oaks Junior High School, 6-8, a top-ranked public school
  • Northbrook Junior High School, 6-8 a highly-rated public school

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