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Northbrook
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Northbrook is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 33,343. Northbrook is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Northbrook offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northbrook there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Northbrook and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Northbrook are highly rated.

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About Northbrook...
Population
33,343

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$534,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,056
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    12.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    12.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    174.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,212.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

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