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Northfield, Illinois

Northfield and its surrounding suburbs are home to many great public and private school districts, including, Avoca District 37, Christian Heritage Academy, Glenbrook District 225, Glenview Montessori School, Glenview District 34, Hyde Park Day School, New Trier District 203, Northfield Community Nursery School, and Sunset Ridge District 29.

The nearest shopping malls to Northfield include The Glen Town Center in Glenview, Northbrook Court and Willow Festival in Northbrook, and Old Orchard in Skokie. As far as dining, there are a lot of great restaurants on Happ Road, including, The Happ Inn Bar & Grill, Tapas Gitana, Hofherr Meat, and PNS Noodle Shop.

Northfield is located in northern Cook County, adjacent to the Edens Expressway (I-94) and less than four miles away from the Tri State Tollway (I-294). Northfield is bordered by Glenview and Northbrook and is surrounded by the Cook County Forest Preserve, Skokie Lagoons, and golf courses. The Glenview and Winnetka Metra stations are located nearby.

45 minutes to Chicago Loop 

35 minutes to O’Hare Airport 

20 minutes to Midway Airport

Distance to Downtown

15 miles

If you are a nature lover, there are numerous paths that you can walk, run, or bike on that connect with pathways to the Skokie Lagoons and Erickson Woods. There are also many museums located in the surrounding suburbs including, the Kohl Children’s Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Northbrook Historical Society & Museum, and the Naval Air Station Glenview Museum.

Northfield is located in Cook County. This small suburb of only 2.8 square miles is intersected by the Edens Expressway and Willow Road. Many industrial facilities are located on the eastern border along the Chicago & North Western Railway and the expressway. More than half of the residential properties in Northfield are zoned for acre lot sizes. One thing that makes Northfield unique is that it is one of the few communities allowing homeowners to have horses on their properties. A German immigrant, named John Happ moved from Winnetka to Northfield around 1854 and settled his family and his blacksmith shop in this area, which was still rural. Other farmers began to settle near the Happs, and the farming community began to grow at a leisurely pace. Then in the 1920s, an electric utility innovator named Samuel Insull built the Skokie Valley line of the North Shore interurban railroad, which passed through Northfield. Northfield was originally incorporated in 1926 under the name Wau-Bun. Once Insull built the railroad station at Willow Road, he called it Northfield. Northfield’s population is about 5,500.

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