Peaceful and historic Chicago-area suburb close to top convenience.

Welcome to Northfield

Peaceful and historic Chicago-area suburb close to top convenience

Considered to be one of the Chicago area’s suburban gems, Northfield is a quiet and laid-back locale. Situated near-prime conveniences and amenities, locals are delighted to reside in one of the area’s most desirable villages. Northfield is located about 20 miles north of Downtown Chicago and borders the sought-after town of Winnetka. 
Houses in this community come with ample charm and square footage. Residential spots are tranquil and undisturbed. Certain parts of the neighborhood have an almost bucolic look and feel, as they are surrounded by lush greenery and rural landscape. 

What to Love

  • Idyllic suburban neighborhood
  • Top-rated Public Schools 
  • Close to top conveniences and amenities
  • Family-friendly, community-centric vibe
  • Sunset Ridge Country Club

Local Lifestyle

Individuals seeking a quiet and picturesque place to relocate to northeastern Illinois should definitely explore Northfield. Offering its residents an abundance of calm, convenience, and beauty, there’s so much to love about this locale. Close to Chicago, yet far enough away from the busyness of the city, Northfield provides the best of both worlds. Several miles away, residents can bask in scenic views of Lake Michigan while enjoying the tranquility of their surroundings.  This community is also home to top-rated public schools.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Another appealing feature of Northfield is its fabulous selection of restaurants and stores.  
Upon moving to the area, there are several places all new locals should check out. At Peachtree Place, find gorgeous home decor items for your new dwelling. When looking for a bite to eat, sample the amazing menu items at Three Tarts Bakery & Cafe for breakfast, and at The Happ Inn Bar & Grill for lunch, dinner, or drinks.
Aside from these acclaimed establishments, Northfield boasts many other convenient, highly-rated hotspots. When looking for the village’s best specialty stores, head to places such as Heritage Trail Mercantile, The Children's Gift Shop, Lori’s Shoes, and  Your Advantage II Tennis Shop. Local restaurants/take-out include Stormy's Tavern and Grille, Northshore Pizza Company, and You Dawg You. 

Things to Do

While considered to be a relaxed and laid-back suburb, Northfield is always bustling with activities and fun things to do in your spare time.
Annually, the community hosts several favorite events. Top seasonal highlights include Music & Market at Clarkson Park, Rib Fest, and the Fourth of July parade & festivities. Never miss a beloved Northfield event by checking local calendars to see what is happening in the coming months.
Consider yourself to be a nature enthusiast? Minutes from home, you can spend your day at one of several lovely parks and outdoor spaces. Wrapped around Northfield are several serene locales, including Erickson Woods (a nature preserve spanning 894 acres), the Skokie Lagoons, and Watersmeet Woods. In town, also be sure to check out Willow Park and Clarkson Park.


  • New Trier Township High School Winnetka, 10th grade through 12th grade
  • Middlefork Elementary School, Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
  • Sunset Ridge Middle School, 4th through 8th Grade
  • Northfield Community Nursery School 
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