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Welcome from the Village

Dear Friends:

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Northbrook is a special place to live, work, and play. As President of the Village of Northbrook, I invite you to experience our Village in person. Come to visit, come to shop, come to play, come to live!

Northbrook is a community with a rich history. It was founded in 1840 as Sherman, incorporated in 1901 as the Village of Shermerville, and renamed Northbrook in 1923. Between 1840 and 1923 there were up to seven different names for the Village! Today, thanks to the visionary thinking of our forefathers, we have a thriving business community, high-quality office developments, accessible industrial parks, and beautiful residential areas. All of these characteristics make Northbrook truly a special community.

Opportunities abound in Northbrook. Excellent, blue ribbon schools are one of our hallmarks. Glenbrook North High School is renowned for its academic, athletics, and fine arts programs. Our parks are outstanding. Northbrook has one of the only Velodromes in the metropolitan Chicago area, as well as an award-winning public golf course. The Public Library is a sight to behold, thanks to its stunning architecture and excellent collection of books.

Not only is Northbrook a great place to live, but also to work. Surrounded by major roadways and expressways, businesses find our location convenient and comfortable. The Metra train system links us directly to downtown Chicago and we are situated only 20 minutes away from O’Hare Airport. We are a “business friendly” community, providing strong municipal services and support to help your business grow. Our goal is to help your business be successful–with superior police and fire protection and our own water production facility.

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Shopping in Northbrook provides something for everyone. We have a regional shopping mall in Northbrook Court, as well as smaller retail areas. And I don’t want to leave out our fine eating establishments. Anything you need, you can find in Northbrook. Please visit our Web site at

Northbrook is religiously diverse as well, with about 30 houses of worship representing numerous denominations.

Both new businesses and new residents, we welcome you to Northbrook! Shop our stores, enjoy our parks, participate in the many events sponsored by the Chamber, its members, and the many community organizations that make Northbrook a great place in which to live and work.

We look forward to sharing our community with you.


Sandra E. Frum
Northbrook Village President


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