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Northfield, IL

The small but elegant community of Northfield, 17 miles north of the Loop, offers families luxury homes in quiet residential areas. Bordered on the east by the Skokie Lagoons Forest Preserve with easy access to Edens Expressway, Northfield is ideally located. A new community center was recently completed, and there was major renovation done to the Northfield Village Hall.


The many home styles include Colonials, Tudors, Cape Cods, bi-levels and ranches. Northfield retains a rural atmosphere with older homes tucked away in wooded groves, surrounded by numerous golf and country clubs within an eight mile radius. Newer homes are being built in more open areas along tree lined streets.


Northfield children attend elementary districts 29, 34 and 37. High school students attend New Trier High School district 203 in Winnetka.


The Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and the Edens Expressway (I-94) are both nearby. The Loop is a 40-minute drive from Northfield. O'Hare Airport is a 15-minute drive, and Midway is an hour away. Rail commuters have a 40-minute trip to the Loop from either the Winnetka or the Glenview stations. Bus service is available.

Population (2010 census): 5,420
Square Mileage: 3.0
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