Northbrook has many claims to fame, and “movie star” is just one of them.
The backdrop for feature films including "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," Northbrook is one of the largest communities on the North Shore. Locals love that despite its movie star status, Northbrook still maintains a small-town feel.
Northbrook’s beautiful parks and residential areas are interspersed with shopping centers, local business districts and corporate headquarters.
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 midcentury ranch to contemporary. There also are new townhomes and condominiums in every price range.
Shopping makes Northbrook a destination for many in the city and nearby suburbs. Northbrook Court, a large regional mall, includes upscale retailers, a movie theater and many dining options. Downtown Northbrook offers locals shopping, dining and celebrations including the annual Northbrook Days festival.
Northbrook has an outstanding park district with first-rate facilities and year-round program for just about every sport – from baseball and golf to cycling and skating. In fact, Northbrook was once home to Olympic gold medal speed skaters and several professional athletes. Biking and running trails are abundant. Northbrook’s Velodrome offers bicycle racing, training and entertainment as well.
Northbrook offers convenient access to downtown with two Metra stations, Pace buses and easy access to I-94 and I-294.