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, it still maintains a small-town feel.
With some of the most diverse housing options on the North Shore, Northbrook features a variety of neighborhoods with single-family homes in architectural styles ranging from mid-century ranch to contemporary. There are also new townhomes and condominiums in a wide price range.
Northbrook’s beautiful residential areas are interspersed with parks, local business districts, corporate headquarters and shopping centers, making the community a destination for many in nearby suburbs. One of the community’s top shopping attractions is Northbrook Court, a large regional mall with high-end retailers, restaurants and a movie theater. Downtown Northbrook also offers locals shopping, dining and celebrations including the annual Northbrook Days festival.
Recreational pursuits also contribute to the Northbrook lifestyle. The community has an outstanding park district with facilities and year-round programs for just about every sport – from baseball and golf to cycling and skating. Biking and running trails are also abundant, while Northbrook’s Velodrome offers bicycle racing, training and entertainment.
Commuters enjoy convenient access to downtown Chicago with two Metra stations, Pace buses and easy access to I-94 and I-294.