Northbrook is a beautiful village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States of America. Northbrook is a suburb of Chicago and has a population of approximately 33.000 people living on an area of 13 square miles. The area of Northbrook was previously inhabited by Potawomi Indians, but in 1833, this village was settled. Joel Sterling Sherman together with his family soon moved here, so, in the beginning, the community was named Shermerville. In 1901, Northbrook was finally incorporated as a village. Notable past or present residents of the village include comedian Scott Adsit, hockey player Mike Brown, skaters Anne Henning and Dianne Holum, director John Hughes and American Idol contestant John Park.
Top Attractions within Northbrook
Northbrook Public Library is quite important for the locals and also for tourists, because it offers a lot of books in many different domains. This Northbrook library has more than 40.000 subscribers from the village and also from the surrounding area.
Ed Rudolph Velodrome was built in the early 1960s, having an area for track cycling and a great soccer field. In the winter, the velodrome is flooded to ensure to the locals a large ice rink. This attraction is also used as a venue for many community events, mainly sportive.
Northbrook Court is an upscale mall located in Northbrook. The mall has luxurious stores and is famous in the area of Northbrook for the designer collections available here. It first opened in 1976 and currently, the anchor stores are Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Neiman Marcus.
Leica Historical Society of America is a history museum within Northbrook. The museum reveals the story of this beautiful town from its early years until present times. Inside the museum, tourists can take part at wonderful guided tours and admire interesting collections of artifacts related to Northbrook and its first settlers.
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