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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Northfield is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 5,536. Northfield is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Northfield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Northfield and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Northfield are highly rated.
About Northfield...
Population
5,536

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$634,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,585
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Northfield Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    347.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,059.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    91.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Northfield

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$120,125
National
$55,322
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Northfield Reviews

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What a wonderful place to live! The town is a pleasant place to ride bikes and visit local shops, the library, grocery, pharmacy, the village restaurant, which are all run by friendly locals. Easily accessible and a small town feel, only 15 minutes away from the city of Chicago. I'm so glad we moved here!
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I like Northfield because although it's small, it offers everything we need. We can get to the grocery store, pharmacy, post office, library or hardware store all within 5 minutes. It is also close to the expressway to get to Chicago when we want to go downtown. Our neighbors are friendly, the town is clean, and the schools are very good.
Love it! I have lived here for 2 years, and find it very easy to navigate. It's close to the highway, and there is lot's of shopping close by. Schools are amazing, and people are very friendly!