Home ownership: It's part of the American dream.
And according a study by NerdWallet, if you're going to buy a house in Illinois, Northbrook is one of the best places to do it.
The village was No. 17 on NerdWallet's list of "Best Places for Home Ownership in Illinois." If you define Norhbrook as part of the North Shore (and we know not everyone does) it's the only North Shore town to make the list.
According to the rankings, NerdWallet looked at three main questions:
- Are homes available?
- Can you afford to live there?
- Is the area growing?
Other cities ranking in the top 10 best places to buy homes in Illinois include Plainfield, Lockport and Tinley Park.
Click here to view the full rankings.