Northbrook Makes Chicago Mag’s Best Suburbs List

The magazine named the best 12 burbs in terms of low crime and good real estate.

Do you love living in Northbrook? 

Chicago Magazine says you have good reason to. It named the suburb one of the 12 best to live in based on low crime and good real estate.

The editors analyzed statistics from Midwest Real Estate Data, the Illinois State Board of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, and local police departments to come up with two lists, which showcases the 12 best suburbs and 12 best city neighborhoods. 

Northbrook was one of four North Shore towns to make the list. Lake Bluff, Wilmette and Highland Park also get nods. The editors point to the abundance of green space and good schools in Northbrook, as well as the relatively low taxes, thanks to Northbrook Court and corporate headquarters like Allstate and Crate & Barrel.

“Best of all, you need not be a zillionaire to afford a residence here,” the story states. “You’ll find plenty of mid-rise apartments along Waukegan Road and the juncture of the expressways, plus ranches and colonials of all sizes. Three-bedroom 1,500-square-footers often go for less than $350,000.

Other suburban towns that made Chicago Magazine's list include: Highland Park, Woodstock, La Grange, Geneva, Frankfort, Hinsdale, Barrington, Orland Park, Wilmette, Northbrook and Lake Bluff. 
Read more in the Chicago Magazine article.

Does Northbrook belong on this list? What other towns do you think should be on it?

IgnorantA March 18, 2014 at 02:10 PM
too bad we are not a north shore town....


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