About Northbrook

The Village of Northbrook

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Located just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, Northbrook is one of the most vibrant communities on Chicago’s North Shore and an ideal place to live, work, shop and play. The Village is graced with a vivacious and diverse business community, top-rated schools, outstanding recreational facilities and civic-minded residents who work tirelessly to bring together world class amenities while maintaining the area’s small-town charm.


Among the global companies that call Northbrook home are Crate & Barrel, UL, Bell Flavors & Fragrances, and Wiss Janney Elstner Associates. More than 700 manufacturing, light industrial and service-related businesses are clustered in Northbrook’s Sky Harbor Industrial Park and our strong retail community is anchored by major shopping centers including Northbrook Court, Willow Festival, and Village Square on Skokie Boulevard.


From kindergarten through high school, Northbrook boasts one of the finest education systems in the state. Students consistently score above average on standardized tests including the Prairie State Achievement Examination, ACT and SAT. A wide array of academic and co-curricular programs provide a well-rounded environment.

Transportation System

Convenient transportation is one of Northbrook’s most notable attributes. The community has immediate access to the tri-state tollway (I-294) and the Edens expressway (I-94), and is served by the Metra commuter rail to Chicago’s Union Station. O’Hare International Airport is 17 miles southwest of the Village.



Size: 13.19 sq. miles
Population: 35,222
Median Household Income: $128,883


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