Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
40 minutes to Chicago Loop
20 minutes to O’Hare Airport
45 minutes to Midway Airport
Express Train Commute to Loop
Known as the “Village of Friendly Living,” residents agree that Northbrook is one of the most desirable communities in the Chicagoland area. Northbrook keeps both residential life and industrial growth in harmony. Abundant forest preserve land affords the community seclusion and tranquility. A wide variety of architectural styles are represented throughout the village.
Commuters are serviced by the Milwaukee Road Railroad in the center of town and the Chicago & Northwestern train in adjacent communities. Express commute time to the Loop is 35 minutes. Both the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and the Edens Expressway (I-94) are easily accessible. Bus service is also available.
Nine elementary schools and four junior high schools serve the area. High school students attend Glenbrook High School, a comprehensive high school meeting the needs of all students. Traditionally, standardized test scores are among the highest in the state. An extensive academic program and a strong elective program highlight the curriculum. Extensive learning facilities include state-of-the-art computer labs, radio and TV studios, a fully-automated library, photography labs, dance studio, indoor pool, and a new multipurpose indoor fieldhouse.
Twenty-three interscholastic sports programs are offered in addition to a highly popular intramural program. Debate and Individual Event programs are nationally ranked.
Northbrook Court features 140 stores including anchors Lord & Taylor, Marshall Fields, and Neiman Marcus. The mall opens early every morning to accommodate walkers and joggers. Downtown Northbrook features small shops and grocery stores. Specialty shopping can be found throughout the community.
The village of Northbrook provides a wide range of year-round recreational opportunities for all ages. The Glenbrook North High School Center for the Performing Arts, a multi-million dollar 1500-seat facility, hosts the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra as well as high school theater activities. The Leisure Center, Senior Center, community golf courses, tennis courts, Aquatic Center, and over 300 acres of park land are among other amenities.
The Northbrook Velodrome, one of only 12 quarter-mile bike tracks in the nation, holds weekly U.S. Cycling Federation races during the summer. The Sports Complex features two indoor ice arenas. Northbrook has frequently been called the “Speed Skating Capital of the World”. As Northbrook’s information center, the Northbrook Public Library is one of the most heavily utilized community facilities.
Northbrook is served by several excellent medical and surgical centers, all within a ten-mile radius. Some of these include Glenbrook, Evanston, Highland Park, and Lutheran General Hospitals. Each is noteworthy in providing quality health care.
Places of Worship
Northbrook incorporates 22 worship facilities representing many different denominations.