Lovely Location: 25 miles north of Chicago
Close Communities: Northfield, Highland Park, Glenview, Glencoe, Wilmette
Zip Code: 60062
It’s a village with a big heart, a medium size population of 33,000 and a small town community feel. There are ample parks, many lovely and even luxurious homes, but also a wide range of different housing opportunities. If you lead an active lifestyle, you’ll find great recreational areas and sports facilities. And when it comes to shoppingthis is the home of Northbrook Court, courting many high-end retailers and a mega-but-negotiable shopping mall. Northbrook is the corporate home of Allstate, Underwriter’s Laboratories, and Kraft “pass-the-mac-and-cheese-please” Foods.
What’s super fun is the number of famous films that have been shot here. Why not take a Ferris Buehler’s Day Off and maybe go with Uncle Buck, or better still, realtor Michael Kaufman, to explore all that Northbrook offers to potential home buyers. With his expertise, it won’t be “Risky Business.”
Dining Bites that Delight
How can you go wrong with a rare, juicy steak at the famed Morton’s Steakhouse? Just to stay competitive and equally delicious Ruth’s Chris Steak House is also here. The sign of the times and great contemporary food is yours at Zodiac at Neiman Marcus in Northbrook Court as well as Claim Company for burgers and Di Pescara for American food. If you’re in the mood for fettuccini, linguini, spaghettini or a dry martini, Francesca’s North is fab. And if you want to play bocci, bowl and enjoy some great eats, Pinstripes is right up your alley. Mike’s favorites are Barnaby’s for thin crust pizza, Hole in the Wall for Italian and Charlie Beinlich’s Food and Tap for burgers.
Housing Offers Options
Diversity in housing is one of the most beautiful plusses of Northbrook. Some female shoppers would love to live at the mall at Northbrook Court, but beyond that those in the housing market will appreciate a wide range of neighborhoods featuring different architectural styles. You’ll find single-family homes ranging from Victorian, to 50’s ranch, to contemporary. Other options are just two steps from town (you can walk) with newly-built townhomes and condominiums in a wide, mostly affordable price range. These days, the sales price for a single-family home in Northbrook is around $527,792, while the average condominium lists for $203,029 (source: Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC). Want more and better specifics? Simply pick up the phone and call Michael Kaufman, a.k.a. “Mr. Northbrook,” at 312-286-4777.
|Property Type:||Price Range:|
|One bedroom condo||$111,000 to $256,000|
|Two bedroom condo||$115,000 to $639,000|
|Three bedroom condo or TH||$200,000 to $920,000|
|Detached single family homes||$247,000 to $2,950,000|