Welcome to Northbrook
A quiet village with a luxury feel outside Chicago
Northbrook is a quiet Chicago suburb north of Cook County. This affluent village prides itself on its fascinating history, exciting attractions, and lush nature parks. The dense suburban aesthetic and close-knit community make Northbrook a wonderful place. The Northbrook public school system is among the highest-rated school districts in the area.
Northbrook has plenty of attractions to keep you busy. There are luxury shopping centers, high-quality restaurants, and interesting museums and landmarks. The Velodrome
cycling track is a famous spot for athletes and amateurs alike. Famed filmmaker John Hughes, known for writing The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, grew up in Northbrook and based some of his movies on real locations here.
What to Love
Northbrook is great for those looking for a quiet neighborhood with luxury amenities and engaging community events. The walkable residential streets and dozens of parks encourage residents to form strong bonds with their neighbors. Friends and families can enjoy a shopping spree at Northbrook Court
and a tasty meal at one of the local restaurants scattered throughout the town.
Dining, Entertainment and Shopping
Northbrook offers residents plenty of entertaining options without traveling to the city. Northbrook Court is the ultimate shopping destination for luxury brands with nearly 100 stores featuring some of the most popular options in the market. North of downtown Northbrook is the Meadow Shopping Plaza, which hosts Northbrook’s Farmer’s Market between June and October.
Authentic Italian food is easy to come by in Northbrook, as multiple Italian restaurants are scattered throughout the village. Francesco’s Hole In The Wall
has served homemade meals to the Chicago area for over 30 years. Their menu changes daily and features handmade pasta and fresh seasonal vegetables. Di Pescara
is a contemporary restaurant offering a range of delicacies from handmade sushi, seafood, and chicken Milanese. EATACO
serves a mix of traditional and modern Mexican flavors for more casual dining. You can enjoy delicious tacos along with one of their famous margaritas.
Things to Do
Northbrook has dozens of parks and outdoor spaces to enjoy all year round. Village Green Park
offers a baseball diamond, soccer field, playground, and picnic areas. This park is nestled in the center of downtown Northbrook, making it a popular gathering place for community members. Village Green Park hosts the Northbrook Little League team, live concerts, and the Fourth of July celebration.
Named after famed cyclist and speedskater, the Ed Rudolph Velodrome
park has offered cycle racing, training, and entertainment for over 30 years. Top cyclists from around the Midwest come to Velodrome to participate in weekly races. Northbrook residents are encouraged to use the track when it’s not reserved for practice, competitions, or just plain fun.
If you spend any time in Northbrook, you may notice some familiar landmarks from your favorite movies. Director John Hughes used Glenbrook North High School as the backdrop for his films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club.
Northbrook is served by District 27
, District 28
, District 30
, District 31
, and District 225