Northbrook is one of the most vibrant communities on Chicago's North Shore. Located just 25 miles north of Chicago's downtown, easy accessibility is one of Northbrook's most notable attributes - especially for those most interested in convenient transportation when planning a business meeting, corporate function or other type of gathering. Not only does Northbrook have immediate access to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and the Edens Expressway (I-94), it is also served by Chicago's Metra commuter rail. For those flying into town, O'Hare International Airport is a mere 17 miles to the southwest.
Once arriving in Northbrook, you will instantly be captivated by its charming downtown, which is the true center of the community. Not only will you find numerous restaurants (including cozy diners, casual pizza joints and award winning cafes), but you'll also enjoy the friendly, neighborhood feel of Northbrook's downtown shopping which features boutiques, specialty stores, and the very popular Sunset Foods. While exploring downtown, make time to see the natural beauty of the Village Green Park and River Walk and the many interesting artifacts on display at the Northbrook Historical Society. You'll also be wowed by the dramatic architecture of the Northbrook Public Library.
Even more shopping is right around the corner at the world-class Northbrook Court. Boasting over 125 retailers, Northbrook Court is one of the premier shopping destinations in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Marshall Field's, and Lord & Taylor, Northbrook Court also features a 14-screen movie theater, a gourmet food court and a wide range of full-service and convenience restaurants.
Just minutes from Northbrook Court is the village's newest shopping center called Village Square of Northbrook. Village Square features a wide range of retailers including Nordstrom Rack, the Container Store, Marshall's, Loehman's, the very popular Cost Plus Imports, and many others.
For those who love the outdoors, Northbrook proudly features 500 acres of beautiful parks and playgrounds, as well as a spectacular championship 27-hole golf course. The excitement of competitive bike racing can be found all year round at Northbrook's nationally-renowned Ed Rudolph Velodrome, where top cyclists from around the world compete for major titles. Several other tourist favorites are within minutes of Northbrook including the spectacular Chicago Botanic Garden and the highly acclaimed Ravinia Music Festival.