Northbrook is a village situated in the Chicago metropolitan area, which is part of Illinois, United States.
The character of Northbrook is exemplified by its relaxed atmosphere. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case around one of the railway lines, Edens Expressway or Interstate 294. Finally, there are about 30 green spaces nearby for residents to enjoy, including Greenfield Park and Willow Park, making them easy to access from numerous locations in the village.
In Northbrook, around two thirds of buildings are single detached homes, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. This part of the Chicago metropolitan area has a variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 85% of the units in the village are occupied by home owners and 15% are rented. The average year of construction for properties in this village is 1972.
Primary schools are convenient to get to on foot from most properties for sale in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area. On the other hand, home buyers may find it difficult to get to high schools as a pedestrian. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. When it comes to food, it is frequently possible for property owners in Northbrook to buy groceries on foot. Dundee Road is among the best streets for groceries. There are also a few opportunities for those who value restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
Northbrook is an extremely convenient part of the Chicago metropolitan area for driving. The majority of homes for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the closest highway, such as Edens Expressway, and it is especially convenient to come across a parking spot. On the other hand, Northbrook is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, there is the Northbrook Station on the Milwaukee District / North Line. House owners have access to about 10 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is usually within walking distance. It is at times difficult for pedestrians to move around in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area as few common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.