About Northfield

 

While Northfield shares a zip code with Winnetka (60093) it is, in fact, a separate village. It is known for its country like feel with winding lanes, large parcels of land, and sense of privacy. On Northfield's website, they bill themselves as the "comfortable corner of the North Shore."

LOCATION

Northfield is mostly located west of the Edens expressway with a small section of homes located on the east side near the forest preserves. 

 

HISTORY

Settlers began populating Northfield in the mid-1800s and the village was incorporated in 1926. Many of these people were of German descent, raised families here, and became very involved in the growth of Northfield. The delightful history of the village told through the growth of its school can be found at the Northfield Historical Society's website: The Story of Sunset Ridge.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Population:  5,456

Households:  2,155

Median income: $99,798

Government: home rule

More demographics:  City-Data Northfield

 

SCHOOLS

Middlefork Primary School - grades K-3rd

Sunset Ridge School - grades 4-8 (newly built in 2017 - all green, zero energy school.)

New Trier High School - 9-12th grades

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Northfield Park District

Northfield Village Hall

Winnetka/Northfield Chamber of Commerce

Northfield Restaurants

     The Happ Inn

     Tapas Gitana

     The Northfield Restaurant

     Stormy's Tavern and Grille

     Taco Nano - a Mexican Taqueria

     PNS Noodle Shop

     U Dawg U

     Three Tarts Bakery & Cafe

 

PLACES OF WORSHIP

St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

Episcopal Church of St. James the Less

Northfield Community Church

The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

Temple Jeremiah

Lutheran Church of Ascension

 

 

REAL ESTATE

Many areas of Northfield have larger homes on sprawling lots which is a draw for buyers looking for space and privacy. There are many smaller homes as well as a healthy supply of condos and townhouses. The median home cost is $620,000 and median condo is $230,000.

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