Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the Village Center of Northbrook are $470,147, which is more expensive than 96.5% of the neighborhoods
in Illinois and 91.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Northbrook Village Center are currently
$1,860, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 97.7%
of the neighborhoods in Illinois.
Northbrook Village Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Northbrook, Illinois.
Real estate in the Village Center of Northbrook, IL is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Village Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
In Northbrook Village Center, the current vacancy rate is 2.7%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.8% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Northbrook Village Center
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Northbrook Village Center
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 98.9% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Northbrook Village Center
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Northbrook Village Center neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 78.6% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Northbrook Village Center neighborhood is wealthier than 95.7%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
shear amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Northbrook Village Center neighborhood, 21.9% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Northbrook Village Center neighborhood has more
Russian and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 3.5% have Swedish ancestry.
Northbrook Village Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Village Center neighborhood in Northbrook are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 12.7% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 56.2%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Northbrook Village Center neighborhood, 58.2%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(10.2%), and 5.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Village Center neighborhood in Northbrook, IL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(16.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.6%) , and residents who report Asian roots (8.9%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.9%) , along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.0%), among others. In addition, 12.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Northbrook Village Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Russian.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Northbrook Village Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.0% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (69.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (21.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.