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Northfield is a city in The suburbs of Chicago Illinois It is about 20 miles North of the city of Chicago. The Population is around 5500 people. The city is primarily a residential village, with a small section of commercial real-estate.

Get in[edit]

  • By Car I-94/US-41 (local Interstate, known to locals as the Edens expressway), Five minutes from the interstate, with connections to other local suburbs.
  • By Plane O’Hare International Airport (Closer to the Northern Suburbs, Including Northfield, most major airlines fly there) or Midway International Airport (closer for the city of Chicago, cheaper airlines fly there, still access to Northfield).
  • By taxi From both airports or from anywhere in the city.
  • By train From both airports and the Chicago (Metra, and the “L”) is Chicago’s subway except its above ground)
  • By bus Pace/Metra, From trains, airports, and other local suburbs[1].

Get around[edit]

  • Pace bus - local public transportation
  • Bike - many new bike trails through Forest Preserves
  • Car - very few taxis throughout the roads


  • Cook County Forest Preserves, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois

536 North Harlem Avenue, River Forest, IL, Lots of Public Bike paths, Fishing, and picnic areas[2].

  • Skokie Lagoons. Popular area for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and family picnics.


  • Local Farmer's Market. Starting in late May through early September local farmers come to sell everything from fresh produce to milk and cheese. Other vendors sell baked goods and popcorn. A good place to meet and greet with the local people in the town to find out what is happening during the week. Weekends only. Located across from New Trier High School(in the field).
  • Northfield Park District, 401 Wagner Road, +1 847-446-4428. Holds a wide variety of events for the whole community ranging from summer events to fitness classes, and camps for kids and everything in between. Many grea Facilities that allow for all kinds of fun for the entire family.


  • Lori's Shoes, 311 Happ Road, +1 847-446-3818. M-W: 10:00-5:30PM, Th 10:00-6PM, F 10:00-5:30PM, Sa 10:00-5:30PM, Su Closed. The place to go if you are looking for to keep up with the trendy fashions on shoes. Popular with all ages of women, many different brands and selection of accessories as well. Other locations throughout Chicagoland.
  • Your Advantage Tennis Shop, 310 S. HAPP ROAD NORTHFIELD, IL, +1 847-441-8400. MONDAY - FRIDAY:. It is the local tennis shop that has a wide variety of tennis products. Located in the main shopping area of the city.


  • Northfield Restaurant, 391 Central Ave, +1 847 446-3808. A local restaurant were all the locals go to have breakfast. They offer everything from your basic scrambled eggs and toast to a creative take on a contemporary breakfast. The employees are all so friendly and the food is so much like your mom makes it you won't even believe your not at home. Good home-made cooking. The location very close to interstate and main area of town.
  • Seul's Tavern & Grill, 1735 Orchard Ln, +1 847 446-9798. A local bar/tavern type of setting. Full service restaurant and bar. Open all year round, good for a family trip out to dinner.
  • Tapas Gitana, 310 Happ Road, +1 847 784-9300. Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 - 2:00 Closed for lunch Sunday and Monday; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 - 9:30, Friday and Saturday 5:00 - 10:30, Sunday 4:30 - 9:00. Spanish cuisine with a wide selections of food, ranging from tapas to full meals. You can sit in or out and even bring your dog one day a week during the summer.
  • Three Tarts Bakery and Cafe, 301 South Happ Road, +1 847 446-5444. 7AM-5:30PM Monday thru Friday, 7AM-5PM Saturday, Closed Sunday. A local bareky that makes all sorts of cakes, cookies, and other treats.


  • Starbucks, 1799 Willow Rd, +1 847-441-2047. A wide variety of coffee, tea, pastries, and other food and beverage. Free Wifi and a local place to meet with friends.



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Routes through Northfield
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