Though it has served as the backdrop for a number of feature films including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," many consider Northbrook to be the North Shore's best-kept secret. It is one of the largest communities on the North Shore, but maintains a small-town feel. Beautiful parks and residential areas are interspersed with local business districts and corporate headquarters.

Incorporated as a village in 1901, Northbrook was first settled by the Potawatomi Native Americans, followed by Joel Sterling Sherman, who purchased 159 acres of land in the area. The community was initially known as Schermerville after Frederick Schermer, who donated the land for the community's first railroad station. The village was ultimately renamed Northbrook in 1923.

Northbrook has some of the most diverse housing options on the North Shore. A variety of neighborhoods offer single-family homes in architectural styles ranging from mid-century ranch to contemporary, while in-town options include recently constructed townhomes and condominiums in every price range. The average sales price for a single-family home in Northbrook was $527,792, while the average condominium cost $203,029 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC).

Five highly rated public school districts serve the community. Residents also enjoy a convenient commute to downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport thanks to the Tri-State Tollway, Edens Expressway and a Metra station.

Two distinct pursuits contribute to the Northbrook lifestyle: shopping and recreation. Northbrook is home to Northbrook Court, a large regional mall that includes high-end retailers, a movie theater and many dining options. The town also has an outstanding park district with top-notch facilities and year-round programs for just about every sport from baseball to golf to cycling. Downtown Northbrook is home to restaurants, shops and the annual Northbrook Days festival.

Northbrook Office

1330 Shermer Rd. Suite 100
Northbrook, IL 60062

Telephone: 847.509.0200
Fax: 847.509.0210

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