Northbrook is located 25 miles north of downtown Chicago at the north border of Cook County. Situated east of the Tri-State Tollway (294), west and south of Interstate 94 (Edens Expressway) and on the Metra Commuter Line 40 minutes from Chicago, Northbrook has a premier transportation location. The Village features high value residential and complementary commercial and retail development. The Village is known for its outstanding school and park systems and large amounts of public open space.
Northbrook combines a strong diversification of employment in industry, commercial/retail and office development with its residential, educational, recreational and cultural amenities. The result is a thriving local economy and first class services for both businesses and residents. With broad based sources of Village revenue, Northbrook prides itself in having low municipal taxes while providing an extremely high level of government services.