Introduction to Northlake, Illinois
Northlake, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois and 13 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. Northlake contains a population of approximately 11,878.
Northlake was developed on an area along Addison Creek. It was officially incorporated in July 1949. The 1950s saw significant developments in the area when sanitary sewers were installed and a water reservoir was erected. Noted chemical and electrical industries bought land in the city to set up their units.
Northlake and nearby Attractions
- Millennium Park
- Centerpoint Preserve & Recreational Facility
- Cernan Earth & Space Center
- Elmhurst Art Museum
- River Forest Country Club
- Indian Boundary Golf Course
Things To Do In Northlake
The city has 9 parks covering an area of 36 acres. These parks have picnic spaces, biking and walking paths, playground equipment for children, baseball and softball fields and volleyball courts. There are a few golf courses around the area which are very well maintained and provide all required services. There are also a number of museums and historic sites in and around the city where one can spend several interesting hours.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.
Northlake Higher Education
Elmhurst College, Triton College and Wilbur Wright College are all close to the city of Northlake.