A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$519,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,962
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Northbrook Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    9
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    124
    500
  • Theft
    969
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$115,243
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Up and coming northbrook was a beautiful place to grow up. The schools are top notch and if you're fortunate enough to go to or have your children attend GBN you're in for a one in a million experience. GBN is a unique catalyst for its students and offers courseloads and extracurriculars that are practical, engaging, challenging, and extremely rewarding. From Horticulture to Brain Studies (shoutout to Mr. Piskel) to automotives your child will leave GBN overly prepared for college and life thereafter. The community is wonderful and welcoming and there are potlucks, parades, and block parties galore. It's a safe, warm, untouched island of suburban comfort where crime is rarely news. I will be rasing my kids here and I hope that after a life of travel things don't change TOO much and they come back to settle down in a place this magnificent. 11/10
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What I enjoy most about Northbrook is the safe environment and abundance of resources which allow families to thrive and children to grow and develop. Northbrook has a variety of shops, restaurants, and public places to visit and enjoy, while also being within reach of the city of Chicago which provides jobs as well as additional activities and enetertainment.
My experience is mostly at Glenbrook North High School. There is opportunity for success if you go out and look for it yourself. They are not a typical High School and offer many more courses and opportunities than any High School I have ever heard of. Courses such as human anatomy, welding, and automotive. Northbrook is very community oriented and involved with the High School. Every year there is Burger Day at the local McDonald's where everyone gathers from the two local High Schools and have a good time.