Get to know Northfield, IL

The village of Northfield is located about 19 miles north of Chicago in Cook County.  Although settled in the mid-1800’s, the community did not begin to evolve into its modern form until the early 1920’s when the entrepreneur Samuel Insull constructed the Skokie Valley Line of the North Shore Railway through the town.  Today, the village still retains a small, country feel.  A notable attraction is the 1948 Henry P. Glass house, the first passive solar home in America that still houses occupants today.  The village experience growth through the 1970s.  After slight decreases in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Northbrook again grew in the 1990’s and has since seen the population remain steady.

Quick Facts

Population: 5,905

Median Household Income: $96,989

Median Property Value: $650,600


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