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Located just 18 miles North of Chicago, Northbrook is a great place to work, shop, and raise a family. First known as Shermerville when it was incoporated in 1901, Northbrook has grown from a sleeply little village along the Chicago River to the home of several large international corporations, including Crate & Barrel and Underwriter's Labs.

With a population of 32,960, Northbrook is 86.1% White, and 11.7% Asian, with Aftrican American and Hispanic making up most of the rest. About 23% of the population is under 18, 22% are 65 and older, and 55% between 18 and 65.

Boasting at least five nearby 18 hole golf courses, Northbrook has two championship caliber courses. Here are some of the local courses:

From sun-up to sun-down, Northbrook has activities for adults and children alike. Whether it's hiking or swimming, golfing or bowling, rock climbing or bike riding, Northbrook has it all. One of the few official quarter-mile bike tracks left in the United States is in Northbrook. The Ed Rudolph Velodrome hosts bike racing throughout the summer months, weather permitting.