Get to know Northbrook, IL

The Cook County village of Northbrook is a part of Chicago’s North Shore.  Originally name Shermerville after the man who donated land for the first railroad station, the village decided to rebrand in 1921 after become notorious as a rowdy saloon town.  Edward Landwehr submitted Northbrook as an option during a contest to rename the community, and the name was adopted in 1923.  The affluent community houses the corporate headquarters of Underwriters Laboratories and Crate & Barrel.  Following World War II the population began to grow, with huge growth occurring during the Baby Boom.  More recent decades have seen slower increases to the population.

Quick Facts

Population: 33,572

Median Household Income: $118,480

Median Property Value: $521,800

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