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436 Apartments for rent in Northbrook, IL

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Check out 436 verified apartments for rent in Northbrook, IL with rents starting as low as $1650. Some apartments for rent in Northbrook might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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36 Units Available
TGM Northshore
770 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,655
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
1162 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:43 AM
One- and two-bedroom apartments located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Spacious floor plans with gourmet kitchens, plank flooring, 9-foot ceilings and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly with fitness center and concierge service.
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Tapestry Glenview
2550 Waterview Dr
Northbrook, IL
Studio
$1,724
599 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,824
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,199
1042 sqft
Last updated October 12 at 08:53 PM
Located between Willow Road and I-294. Modern apartment complex with a pool, sun terrace and courtyard. Homes have carpet, stainless steel kitchen appliances, large closets and private laundry facilities.
1 Unit Available
1312 Shermer Road
1312 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL | North Shore
2 Bedrooms
$3,245
1813 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
**6 MONTHS FREE PARKING AND STORAGE** LARGEST FLOOR PLAN AT OVER 1,800 SQUARE FEET! Welcome to 1312 At The Park, Northbrook's BRAND NEW 10-unit boutique apartment building with the best location in town and largest floor plans.
1 Unit Available
1000 Skokie Boulevard
1000 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL | North Shore
1 Bedroom
$2,060
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 1000 Skokie Boulevard in Northbrook. View photos, descriptions and more!
Results within 1 mile of Northbrook
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8 Units Available
ALOFT at Glen Town Center Apartments
1991 W Tower Dr
Glenview, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,335
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
1296 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:31 PM
If you are looking for a beautiful new place to call home, look no further than ALOFT Apartments. ALOFT offers expansive floor plans, gourmet kitchens, and sophisticated color schemes, among other amenities.
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20 Units Available
AMLI Deerfield
1525 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL
Studio
$1,342
574 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,517
847 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,352
1249 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:20 PM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments offer modern kitchens, granite counters, hardwood floors, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry. Pet-friendly with pool, gym, bike storage, gym. Minutes from Deerfield Metra stations, 1-294, O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago.
Verified
10 Units Available
Woodview Apartments
15 Parkway N
Deerfield, IL
Studio
$1,522
584 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,645
807 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,028
1162 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with stainless steel appliances, quartz appliances, and espresso cabinets. Community features an outdoor lounge, poolside cabanas and firepits.
1 Unit Available
2091 Old Briar Road
2091 Old Briar Road
Highland Park, IL | Red Oak Terrace
4 Bedrooms
$4,400
3370 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Beautifully set back and situated on a 1/2 acre this home is perfect for entertaining both indoors and outdoors. The main level offers hardwood flooring, tons of windows bringing in natural light and an awesome and flexible floorplan.
1 Unit Available
2858 Commons Drive
2858 Commons Drive
Glenview, IL | North Shore
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
2100 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOME WITH GOLF COURSE VIEW! Spacious eat-in Kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances overlooks large 2 story Living Room with gas fireplace focal point.
1 Unit Available
2550 Waterview Drive
2550 Waterview Drive
Glenview, IL | North Shore
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,574
715 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
TOP FLOOR SUBLEASE UNTIL 7/22/21. TAPESTRY HAS IT ALL! POOL, GRILLING STATIONS, FIRE PIT, FITNESS CENTER, BUSINESS CENTER, COMMUNITY LOUNGE, GOURMET COFFEE MACHINE, PACKAGE LOCKERS, COVERED PARKING.
1 Unit Available
3301 Coral Lane
3301 Coral Ln
Glenview, IL | North Shore
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1835 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Key Lot End Unit with tons of extra windows, private entrance and extended yard. Awesome deck with sunset views for grillin' and chillin'.
1 Unit Available
2032 Valor Court
2032 Valor Court
Glenview, IL | North Shore
4 Bedrooms
$5,000
3800 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Welcome to The Glen, offering maintenance free luxury with plenty of space inside this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse. Walk to all The Glen Town Center has to offer.
1 Unit Available
1686 CONSTITUTION Drive
1686 Constitution Drive
Glenview, IL | North Shore
5 Bedrooms
$5,000
3342 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:32 PM
Luxury Rental Home in The Glen- immediate move-in. This light-filled home offers soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, a neutral decor, and a wonderful floor plan.
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42 Units Available
Buckingham Place
750 E. Northwest Highway
Des Plaines, IL | Des Plains
Studio
$1,433
603 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,546
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,952
1102 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Buckingham Place Apartments in Des Plaines, IL, is the newest and most luxurious apartment community you'll want to call home. We are conveniently located just minutes from the Cumberland Metra train line and downtown Des Plaines.
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17 Units Available
Foxboro Apartments
470 Foxboro Dr
Wheeling, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,005
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,416
872 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Foxboro Apartments offers a convenient Wheeling location near shopping, dining, recreation and major employers. Find your new home in our charming community, offering a resort style swimming pool, sand volleyball court, and monthly resident events.
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20 Units Available
Windbrooke Crossing
1160 Windbrooke Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,250
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,370
954 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Our community is operating as normal.
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34 Units Available
The Monarch
150 NE River Road
Des Plaines, IL
Studio
$1,360
485 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,611
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
1203 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
DES PLAINES, IL, UPSCALE APARTMENTS FOR RENT. The Monarch is the new standard in upscale living, featuring a sophisticated and unique community that offers the opportunity for upscale living in Des Plaines, IL.
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20 Units Available
Ellison Des Plaines
1555 Ellinwood Ave
Des Plaines, IL | Des Plains
1 Bedroom
$1,790
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1176 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
NO RENT UNTIL 2021! *limited time/select homes/restrictions apply. SUBURBAN--DOWNTOWN DES PLAINES IS NOW DISCOVERING TRUE LUXURY RENTAL LIVING AT ELLISON.
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9 Units Available
Valley Lo Towers
1910 Chestnut Avenue
Glenview, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,850
868 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,675
1098 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,165
1439 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Conveniently located in Glenview, Valley Lo is just minutes from the Glen Town Center featuring shopping, dining and entertainment options. Catch a movie at Arclight Cinemas, or embrace your creative side at Color Me Mine or Pinot’s Palette.
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16 Units Available
Optima Old Orchard Woods
9739 Woods Dr
Skokie, IL | North Shore
1 Bedroom
$1,770
873 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,060
1324 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,425
2311 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:53 PM
Unit features include granite counters, hardwood floors and extra storage. Enjoy fitness and relaxing apartment amenities, including a tennis court and community garden. Close to Interstate-94 and golf courses.
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15 Units Available
Kingston Pointe
1646 River St
Des Plaines, IL | Des Plains
1 Bedroom
$1,700
943 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1370 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,080
1725 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:32 PM
Pet-friendly one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with modern kitchens, granite counters, spacious walk-in closets, floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit laundry. Enjoy green community, fitness center, pool, bike storage, garage parking. Easy access to local transit, shopping, dining.
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8 Units Available
Midtown Square Apartments
998 Church St
Glenview, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,898
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,288
1186 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:10 PM
Select units feature quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. Walk-in closets, built-in microwaves, and in-unit laundry. Pet-friendly community with 24-hour fitness center, club room, wine room, and billiards. Just steps from Glenview Metro train station.
Verified
6 Units Available
Renew Five Ninety Five
595 S. Des Plaines River Rd
Des Plaines, IL | Des Plains
1 Bedroom
$1,705
860 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,110
1495 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:07 PM
Near I-90 and I-294. Large apartments with modern kitchens, stainless steel appliances and open floor plans. Pet-friendly. Private balconies on each home. Near the Rosemont entertainment district.
Verified
13 Units Available
Arrive North Shore
634 Sheridan Rd
Highwood, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,220
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,460
896 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
1158 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:04 PM
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Apartment Rentals in Northbrook start at $1,650/month.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Northbrook. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Northbrook. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago State University, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, and City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College.

City Guide

Northbrook
“See, all these movies take place in a town called Shermer, in Illinois...But when we got here, you know what we found out? There is no Shermer in Illinois.” (-Jay, “Dogma”)
“See, all these movies take place in a town called Shermer, in Illinois...But when we got here, you know what we found out? There is no Shermer in Illinois.” (-Jay, “Dogma”)

It’s true, there is no Shermer in Illinois, but the place that fictional city was based on, and John Hughes’ hometown, was Northbrook, which used to go by the moniker “Shermerville” before 1923. Not only can you find Ferris Bueller’s high school and the “Save Ferris” water tower within this town’s environs, you can also jump on the Metra and head into Chicago proper easily. What’s not inexpensive is the housing, but if you’re willing to branch out to some of the not-too-distant neighborhoods, you can find apartment rentals that are shockingly thrifty. Fortunately, this beautiful nearly-lakefront village is worth the cost, especially if you’re a ‘80s film buff.

North Shore Living

The North Shore of the Chicago Metropolitan Area is pretty darn popular, and no wonder, it’s got boutiques, artisan shops, farmers markets and, oh yeah, that sweet shoreline. Don’t forget, it also has some greatamenities and reliable public transportation. There are certainly good and bad neighborhoods, but they can change from block to block, so it’s possible to find an affordable crash pad just a block or two from the best locations.

But hold onto your butts, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops. The vacancy rate is a deflating 2%, making apartment hunting fairly rough if you’re looking last minute. Make sure you give yourself at least two months or more to secure some satisfying digs. On the up side, nearly a third of apartment rentals include utilities in the rent. You’re going to love that fact come summer, or winter, or really almost any season in Illinois. Spring is terrific!

North Shore Living
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The North Shore of the Chicago Metropolitan Area is pretty darn popular, and no wonder, it’s got boutiques, artisan shops, farmers markets and, oh yeah, that sweet shoreline. Don’t forget, it also has some greatamenities and reliable public transportation. There are certainly good and bad neighborhoods, but they can change from block to block, so it’s possible to find an affordable crash pad just a block or two from the best locations.

But hold onto your butts, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops. The vacancy rate is a deflating 2%, making apartment hunting fairly rough if you’re looking last minute. Make sure you give yourself at least two months or more to secure some satisfying digs. On the up side, nearly a third of apartment rentals include utilities in the rent. You’re going to love that fact come summer, or winter, or really almost any season in Illinois. Spring is terrific!

Cost of Living

Not great news here, either. Cost of living is 53% higher than the national average, but with every storm cloud comes a silver lining! Wine prices are well below standard, so you have something to soothe those money woes.

Don’t get too bummed about the cost, as there’s a reason for these exorbitant fees. Northbrook is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. Walking and biking is easy, PACE buses and Metra take you everywhere, and community events are commonplace. It’s also a city going green. There are community gardens, recycling, green building and more. Plus, there’s an impressive selection of ethnic cuisine within the village limits, including Thai, Japanese, Greek, and Italian. If you ever find you’re bored, plan a day devoted to visiting all the locations used in John Hughes movies, from Weird Science to Uncle Buck. Totally worth it.

Cost of Living
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Not great news here, either. Cost of living is 53% higher than the national average, but with every storm cloud comes a silver lining! Wine prices are well below standard, so you have something to soothe those money woes.

Don’t get too bummed about the cost, as there’s a reason for these exorbitant fees. Northbrook is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. Walking and biking is easy, PACE buses and Metra take you everywhere, and community events are commonplace. It’s also a city going green. There are community gardens, recycling, green building and more. Plus, there’s an impressive selection of ethnic cuisine within the village limits, including Thai, Japanese, Greek, and Italian. If you ever find you’re bored, plan a day devoted to visiting all the locations used in John Hughes movies, from Weird Science to Uncle Buck. Totally worth it.

The Not Neighborhoods

Northbrook doesn’t really have neighborhoods, per se. Northbrook is a village, and there are several distinctive villages surrounding it. Keeping close to trains and buses send prices skyward, so it’s all about the balancing act. Weigh your priorities before picking a nesting ground.

Northbrook: The main town is pricey.. It’s beautiful, community-oriented and filled with charming amenities. Oh, and wicked high home prices. Most people living here have high salaries salaries.

Edison Park: On the opposite side of the spectrum is EP.Only choose Edison if money is the end-all-be all, but keep in mind that utilities are almost never included here and almost nothing is available for rent. Good luck!

Norwood Park: Here’s a good middle ground that’s inexpensive and mostly close to public transportation. Very limited vacancies, though, so get cracking.

Forest Glen: Absolutely a fantastic option in place of Northbrook. But you better plan for a rental home rather than an apartment. A 1% vacancy rate is Sisyphean, and that’s really only referring to single-family homes. If you’re an apartment dweller, head somewhere else.

Jefferson Park: Another suitable option, a wee bit pricier than FG though super walkable. There’s a more forgiving vacancy rate and substantial apartment for rent options.

The Not Neighborhoods
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Northbrook doesn’t really have neighborhoods, per se. Northbrook is a village, and there are several distinctive villages surrounding it. Keeping close to trains and buses send prices skyward, so it’s all about the balancing act. Weigh your priorities before picking a nesting ground.

Northbrook: The main town is pricey.. It’s beautiful, community-oriented and filled with charming amenities. Oh, and wicked high home prices. Most people living here have high salaries salaries.

Edison Park: On the opposite side of the spectrum is EP.Only choose Edison if money is the end-all-be all, but keep in mind that utilities are almost never included here and almost nothing is available for rent. Good luck!

Norwood Park: Here’s a good middle ground that’s inexpensive and mostly close to public transportation. Very limited vacancies, though, so get cracking.

Forest Glen: Absolutely a fantastic option in place of Northbrook. But you better plan for a rental home rather than an apartment. A 1% vacancy rate is Sisyphean, and that’s really only referring to single-family homes. If you’re an apartment dweller, head somewhere else.

Jefferson Park: Another suitable option, a wee bit pricier than FG though super walkable. There’s a more forgiving vacancy rate and substantial apartment for rent options.

Seasonal Lifestyle

Northeastern Illinois isn’t known for its lovely, temperate weather, so locals take advantage whenever Mother Nature gives them a break. Living close to Lake Michigan means summers shirking humidity in the crisp water, along with all the normal red-blooded American water activities like boating, water skiing, and soaking up melanoma on the sand. Northbrookers are outdoorsy, intellectual folks. There are museums, libraries, and gardens all over, not to mention the pink walnut-stimulating glory of downtown Chicago just 45 minutes away. Winters are brutal, so having a thick skin and an amiable Midwestern attitude can go far with local folks who value a glass half full methodology.

Northbrook is a little paradise just inland of Lake Michigan. Though the prices may make some think twice, it really is the embodiment of the American Midwest Dream. Living close to one of the most thrilling cities in the world, while maintaining a comfortable retreat in a peaceful community enclave, it’s what most folks spend their lives chasing. Just remember, a little bad weather and some sticker shock is just the price of admission for entry to the all you can eat American Pie contest.

Seasonal Lifestyle
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Northeastern Illinois isn’t known for its lovely, temperate weather, so locals take advantage whenever Mother Nature gives them a break. Living close to Lake Michigan means summers shirking humidity in the crisp water, along with all the normal red-blooded American water activities like boating, water skiing, and soaking up melanoma on the sand. Northbrookers are outdoorsy, intellectual folks. There are museums, libraries, and gardens all over, not to mention the pink walnut-stimulating glory of downtown Chicago just 45 minutes away. Winters are brutal, so having a thick skin and an amiable Midwestern attitude can go far with local folks who value a glass half full methodology.

Northbrook is a little paradise just inland of Lake Michigan. Though the prices may make some think twice, it really is the embodiment of the American Midwest Dream. Living close to one of the most thrilling cities in the world, while maintaining a comfortable retreat in a peaceful community enclave, it’s what most folks spend their lives chasing. Just remember, a little bad weather and some sticker shock is just the price of admission for entry to the all you can eat American Pie contest.

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City Guide

Northbrook
“See, all these movies take place in a town called Shermer, in Illinois...But when we got here, you know what we found out? There is no Shermer in Illinois.” (-Jay, “Dogma”)
“See, all these movies take place in a town called Shermer, in Illinois...But when we got here, you know what we found out? There is no Shermer in Illinois.” (-Jay, “Dogma”)

It’s true, there is no Shermer in Illinois, but the place that fictional city was based on, and John Hughes’ hometown, was Northbrook, which used to go by the moniker “Shermerville” before 1923. Not only can you find Ferris Bueller’s high school and the “Save Ferris” water tower within this town’s environs, you can also jump on the Metra and head into Chicago proper easily. What’s not inexpensive is the housing, but if you’re willing to branch out to some of the not-too-distant neighborhoods, you can find apartment rentals that are shockingly thrifty. Fortunately, this beautiful nearly-lakefront village is worth the cost, especially if you’re a ‘80s film buff.

North Shore Living

The North Shore of the Chicago Metropolitan Area is pretty darn popular, and no wonder, it’s got boutiques, artisan shops, farmers markets and, oh yeah, that sweet shoreline. Don’t forget, it also has some greatamenities and reliable public transportation. There are certainly good and bad neighborhoods, but they can change from block to block, so it’s possible to find an affordable crash pad just a block or two from the best locations.

But hold onto your butts, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops. The vacancy rate is a deflating 2%, making apartment hunting fairly rough if you’re looking last minute. Make sure you give yourself at least two months or more to secure some satisfying digs. On the up side, nearly a third of apartment rentals include utilities in the rent. You’re going to love that fact come summer, or winter, or really almost any season in Illinois. Spring is terrific!

North Shore Living
+

The North Shore of the Chicago Metropolitan Area is pretty darn popular, and no wonder, it’s got boutiques, artisan shops, farmers markets and, oh yeah, that sweet shoreline. Don’t forget, it also has some greatamenities and reliable public transportation. There are certainly good and bad neighborhoods, but they can change from block to block, so it’s possible to find an affordable crash pad just a block or two from the best locations.

But hold onto your butts, it’s not all sunshine and lollipops. The vacancy rate is a deflating 2%, making apartment hunting fairly rough if you’re looking last minute. Make sure you give yourself at least two months or more to secure some satisfying digs. On the up side, nearly a third of apartment rentals include utilities in the rent. You’re going to love that fact come summer, or winter, or really almost any season in Illinois. Spring is terrific!

Cost of Living

Not great news here, either. Cost of living is 53% higher than the national average, but with every storm cloud comes a silver lining! Wine prices are well below standard, so you have something to soothe those money woes.

Don’t get too bummed about the cost, as there’s a reason for these exorbitant fees. Northbrook is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. Walking and biking is easy, PACE buses and Metra take you everywhere, and community events are commonplace. It’s also a city going green. There are community gardens, recycling, green building and more. Plus, there’s an impressive selection of ethnic cuisine within the village limits, including Thai, Japanese, Greek, and Italian. If you ever find you’re bored, plan a day devoted to visiting all the locations used in John Hughes movies, from Weird Science to Uncle Buck. Totally worth it.

Cost of Living
+

Not great news here, either. Cost of living is 53% higher than the national average, but with every storm cloud comes a silver lining! Wine prices are well below standard, so you have something to soothe those money woes.

Don’t get too bummed about the cost, as there’s a reason for these exorbitant fees. Northbrook is a fantastic place to live and raise a family. Walking and biking is easy, PACE buses and Metra take you everywhere, and community events are commonplace. It’s also a city going green. There are community gardens, recycling, green building and more. Plus, there’s an impressive selection of ethnic cuisine within the village limits, including Thai, Japanese, Greek, and Italian. If you ever find you’re bored, plan a day devoted to visiting all the locations used in John Hughes movies, from Weird Science to Uncle Buck. Totally worth it.

The Not Neighborhoods

Northbrook doesn’t really have neighborhoods, per se. Northbrook is a village, and there are several distinctive villages surrounding it. Keeping close to trains and buses send prices skyward, so it’s all about the balancing act. Weigh your priorities before picking a nesting ground.

Northbrook: The main town is pricey.. It’s beautiful, community-oriented and filled with charming amenities. Oh, and wicked high home prices. Most people living here have high salaries salaries.

Edison Park: On the opposite side of the spectrum is EP.Only choose Edison if money is the end-all-be all, but keep in mind that utilities are almost never included here and almost nothing is available for rent. Good luck!

Norwood Park: Here’s a good middle ground that’s inexpensive and mostly close to public transportation. Very limited vacancies, though, so get cracking.

Forest Glen: Absolutely a fantastic option in place of Northbrook. But you better plan for a rental home rather than an apartment. A 1% vacancy rate is Sisyphean, and that’s really only referring to single-family homes. If you’re an apartment dweller, head somewhere else.

Jefferson Park: Another suitable option, a wee bit pricier than FG though super walkable. There’s a more forgiving vacancy rate and substantial apartment for rent options.

The Not Neighborhoods
+

Northbrook doesn’t really have neighborhoods, per se. Northbrook is a village, and there are several distinctive villages surrounding it. Keeping close to trains and buses send prices skyward, so it’s all about the balancing act. Weigh your priorities before picking a nesting ground.

Northbrook: The main town is pricey.. It’s beautiful, community-oriented and filled with charming amenities. Oh, and wicked high home prices. Most people living here have high salaries salaries.

Edison Park: On the opposite side of the spectrum is EP.Only choose Edison if money is the end-all-be all, but keep in mind that utilities are almost never included here and almost nothing is available for rent. Good luck!

Norwood Park: Here’s a good middle ground that’s inexpensive and mostly close to public transportation. Very limited vacancies, though, so get cracking.

Forest Glen: Absolutely a fantastic option in place of Northbrook. But you better plan for a rental home rather than an apartment. A 1% vacancy rate is Sisyphean, and that’s really only referring to single-family homes. If you’re an apartment dweller, head somewhere else.

Jefferson Park: Another suitable option, a wee bit pricier than FG though super walkable. There’s a more forgiving vacancy rate and substantial apartment for rent options.

Seasonal Lifestyle

Northeastern Illinois isn’t known for its lovely, temperate weather, so locals take advantage whenever Mother Nature gives them a break. Living close to Lake Michigan means summers shirking humidity in the crisp water, along with all the normal red-blooded American water activities like boating, water skiing, and soaking up melanoma on the sand. Northbrookers are outdoorsy, intellectual folks. There are museums, libraries, and gardens all over, not to mention the pink walnut-stimulating glory of downtown Chicago just 45 minutes away. Winters are brutal, so having a thick skin and an amiable Midwestern attitude can go far with local folks who value a glass half full methodology.

Northbrook is a little paradise just inland of Lake Michigan. Though the prices may make some think twice, it really is the embodiment of the American Midwest Dream. Living close to one of the most thrilling cities in the world, while maintaining a comfortable retreat in a peaceful community enclave, it’s what most folks spend their lives chasing. Just remember, a little bad weather and some sticker shock is just the price of admission for entry to the all you can eat American Pie contest.

Seasonal Lifestyle
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Northeastern Illinois isn’t known for its lovely, temperate weather, so locals take advantage whenever Mother Nature gives them a break. Living close to Lake Michigan means summers shirking humidity in the crisp water, along with all the normal red-blooded American water activities like boating, water skiing, and soaking up melanoma on the sand. Northbrookers are outdoorsy, intellectual folks. There are museums, libraries, and gardens all over, not to mention the pink walnut-stimulating glory of downtown Chicago just 45 minutes away. Winters are brutal, so having a thick skin and an amiable Midwestern attitude can go far with local folks who value a glass half full methodology.

Northbrook is a little paradise just inland of Lake Michigan. Though the prices may make some think twice, it really is the embodiment of the American Midwest Dream. Living close to one of the most thrilling cities in the world, while maintaining a comfortable retreat in a peaceful community enclave, it’s what most folks spend their lives chasing. Just remember, a little bad weather and some sticker shock is just the price of admission for entry to the all you can eat American Pie contest.