Northlake, Illinois 

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+1.8% since 2020

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9.0 / 4.5

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Best Places to Live in Northlake, Illinois

Northlake, Illinois is a vibrant community located in Cook County. Noted for its beautiful parks and gardens, Northlake is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can hike the trails of Lake Opeka Forest Preserve or explore the diversity of wildlife at Buckthorn Park Nature Center. The town also offers a range of cultural attractions, from its historic architecture to an array of art galleries and museums. With its laid-back atmosphere and abundance of activities, Northlake is an ideal place to relax or have an adventure - whichever you choose! National center - Northeastern Illinois along Lake Michigan.
State: Illinois
County: Cook County
Metro Area: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area
City: Northlake
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: -1.9% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 623 ft above sea level

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Northlake, Il Housing Market
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What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


The unemployment rate in Northlake is 8.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Northlake jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Northlake's cost of living is 1.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Northlake's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Northlake, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Cook county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.2% to 24.0%. More Voting Stats

Northlake's population is 12,836 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 25.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Northlake is Real Estate: $244,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.7%.

Northlake public schools spend $12,645 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in Northlake. More Education

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Housing Market in Northlake

It's a good time to buy in Northlake. Home Appreciation is up 9.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Northlake is $244,900.
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