Glenview is considered one of Chicago’s top suburbs, consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Illinois. And it’s easy to see why. The village boasts top-rated schools, a vibrant economy, numerous parks, and excellent community amenities. Along with a great location on the North Shore, less than 35 minutes to Chicago, all these make Glenview an ideal place for retirees, young families, millennials, and everyone in between.
The earliest inhabitants in the area were the Illinois and Potawatomi Native Americans, who ceded most of the land to the federal government in the 1833 Treaty of Chicago. Glenview was immediately settled after that, and soon grew into an agricultural center. The village changed course in the 1940s when the Glenview Naval Air Station was established, and = transformed the community into a largely residential one. When the naval station was closed in 1995, the property was converted into The Glen, a mixed use development, commercial spaces and residential neighborhoods.
- As of 2019 Census estimates, Glenview has a population of 47,308, one of the largest in the North Shore
- The village covers an area of 14.03 square miles
- Glenview has more parks per capita than most Illinois communities, with 34 parks and playgrounds covering over 290 acres
- Glenview’s top attractions include The Grove National Historic Landmark, Historic Wagner Farm, Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, ArcLight Movie Theaters, and Oil Lamp Theater
- The village is served by Metra’s Milwaukee North line and Amtrak’s Hiawatha service
- Glenview is home to several public and private golf clubs, including the historic Glenview Park Golf Club and North Shore Country Club
Schools in Glenview
There are nearly 35 schools serving the Glenview community. The village’s own school district is the highly-rated Glenview School District 34, which includes five elementary schools and two middle schools. Other parts of the village are zoned to different school districts, including Wilmette School District 39, Avoca School District 37, Northbrook School District 30, and West Northfield School District 31. High school students typically go to the esteemed New Trier High School and Maine East High School. Several private schools also serve the community.
Restaurants and Shops
There’s a wealth of dining and shopping options in Glenview, ranging from small boutiques and family owned restaurants to large malls and national chains.
Siunik Armenian Grill
Walker Brothers Original Pancake
Glenview Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Single-family homes dominate the housing market in Glenview, but you’ll find a good number of upscale condos and townhouses, as well, particularly in The Glen.
There’s a wide range of home sizes and prices in the village. Properties here come with spacious, landscaped yards and charming architecture, lining tranquil, tree-filled neighborhoods. Architectural styles are widely varied. There are plenty of traditional, ranch, and Craftsman homes, as well as Tudor revival, Georgian, contemporary, and more.
If you’re interested in a luxury home on the North Shore, you’ll discover great options in Glenview. The village has its fair share of gorgeous estates and mansions, some with lot sizes of more than one acre and homes of over 6,000 square feet. Homes near Glenview’s prestigious golf clubs command some of the highest prices.
There’s also a great mix of older homes — some more than 75 years old —and new construction properties in the village.
Make Glenview, IL your home
With numerous options in this dynamic community, finding the right home or selling a property can be quite a challenge. I will be happy to help you achieve your real estate goals. Give me a call today at 312.485.0897 or send me an email at cgreen(at)bhhschicago(dotted)com.