Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Northbrook,
the Village Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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. 76.9% 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
98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 3.0% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Northbrook Village Center neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Northbrook Village Center neighborhood has more
Lithuanian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 4.9% have Russian ancestry.
Northbrook Village Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.7% 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 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Northbrook Village Center
neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.2% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
96.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 17.9% of the Northbrook
Village Center neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.1% of America's
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 64.5% of the workforce
in the Northbrook Village Center neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 95.8% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.