Known as the “Village of Friendly Living”. Northbrook keeps both residential life and industrial growth in harmony. Abundant forest preserve land affords the community seclusion and tranquility. Northbrook Court features stores and restaurants. Downtown Northbrook includes small shops and grocery stores. Nine elementary schools and 4 junior high schools serve the area. High school students attend Glenbrook North and South High Schools. The Glenbrook North High School Center for the Performing Arts, a multi-million dollar 1500-seat facility, hosts the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra as well as high school theater activities. Community golf courses, tennis courts, an aquatic center and over 300 acres of park land are among the amenities for residents. The Northbrook Velodrome is one of the only quarter-mile bike tracks in the nation.