Located along Chicago’s North Shore, Northbrook sits between the Des Plaines River and Lake Michigan. The village has a direct train into the heart of downtown Chicago, making it an ideal and beautiful community for your Chicago area apartment.
Even if you’ve never visited Northbrook, chances are good that you are somewhat familiar with it. The director John Hughes is a Northbrook native and used the village in a number of his movies. Glenbrook North High School (which Hughes attended) was used during the filming of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The town also appears in the movies She’s Having a Baby, Ordinary People, Weird Science, and Uncle Buck.
Northbrook is much more than a suburb of Chicago – this dynamic area attracts visitors who come for the magnificent North Shore beaches, the terrific shopping, and the restaurants. The Village Square is home to upscale shops and boutiques, as well as coffee shops and restaurants.
When you rent an apartment in Northbrook, you’ll enjoy beautiful parks and trails. The Northbrook Park District manages more than 500 acres of parks and includes the Anetsberger Golf Course, Sportsman’s Country Club, aquatic centers, the Northbrook Theatre, and the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. Northbrook is home to Somme Woods, Somme Prairie Grove, River Trail Nature Center, and the Somme Nature Preserve. Nearby Beck Lake Dog Area is a terrific off-leash dog park, and the North Shore is famous for its sandy beaches, jogging and biking trails, golf courses, and activities such as swimming and boating.