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The Village of Northfield is nestled just beyond the bustling energy of Chicago in the North Shore. It is perfect for discerning families who value their privacy and a laid-back lifestyle. Living in Northfield is comfortable by nature and connected by choice, so you can have what you want in life and still be yourself.

Government
The Village is a home-rule municipality governed by a President and six Trustees, also known as the Village Board, elected at large for four-year terms. The President serves as the chief elected official and presides at all Village Board meetings and ceremonial occasions. The President also appoints non-elected Village officials with the approval of the Village Board. The Village Board formulates policy and enacts local laws, usually in the form of resolutions and ordinances. The Village Board is directly responsible to the citizens of Northfield.

Demographics & Geography

  • Population of 5,482
  • 2,381 Housing units
  • Race is 91.3% white, 8.7% other
  • Median household income of $109,260
  • Median home value of $557,600
  • Area of 3.21 square miles
  • Incorporated in 1926
  • Located in Cook County, New Trier and Northfield Townships

Adjacent to the Eden’s expressway

  • 20 miles to the Chicago Loop
  • 14 miles to O’Hare International Airport

Park Districts

Northfield is fortunate to have outstanding parks and recreational facilities.  Northfield residents are part of either the Northfield Park DistrictWinnetka Part District or Glenview Park District, depending on their address.

If you are looking for a place to play baseball, volleyball, soccer, basketball or tennis, look no further than Northfield parks!  Some parks offer amenities including ice skating rinks, shelters and playgrounds.  Parks in the Village include:

  • Clarkson Park
  • Fox Meadow Park
  • Happ Road Park
  • Northfield Park
  • Willow Park

In addition to these wonderful parks, the Village is also the home of the Northfield Community Center.  The Community Center is a cooperative effort by the Village of Northfield, School District 29 and the Northfield Park District, and is home to a state-of-the-art fitness facility.  All Northfield residents (regardless of which Park District they belong to) are eligible for resident rates for all Park District programs in the Community Center.

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