Northbrook 80 Exceptional
Northbrook Livability #96 ranked city in Illinois#3,805 ranked city in the USARanks better than 87% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Northbrook Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Northbrook Cost of Living Cost of living is 55% higher than Illinois
15353% more expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Northbrook cost of living
A+ Northbrook Crime Total crime is 35% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,47541% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6841% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Northbrook crime
A+ Northbrook Employment Household income is 95% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$115,243108% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$62,672110% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%58% lower than the US average
Northbrook employment
F Northbrook Housing Home value is 197% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$519,300181% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,962107% higher than the US average
Home ownership
87%36% higher than the US average
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A+ Northbrook Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
65%32% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:124% lower than the US average
Northbrook K-12 schools
A+ Northbrook User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Northbrook
Overall user rating
85% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
80% 8 total surveys
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      Living in Northbrook, IL

      Northbrook is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 33,538 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (84% White). Given that fact, Northbrook could be considered less diverse than other cities. Northbrook is considered to be a city with an aging population. The average age of all residents is 50, which is well beyond the United States median age average. 90% of the people in Northbrook (over the age of 15) are married and 62% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Northbrook could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Northbrook and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      Using data and statistics Northbrook has received a livability score of 74 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 77th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Northbrook ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A+). Northbrook does not score well for the following: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and housing (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Northbrook has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Northbrook gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 30 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Northbrook real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Northbrook. Median real estate prices in Northbrook come in at $519,300, which is 197.1% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Northbrook, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 50% higher than the Illinois average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Northbrook were -2.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4%.

      Northbrook transportation information

      Average one way commute29min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work72.2%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.3%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit9.0%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home10.7%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Northbrook, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).