Welcome to Glenview
Suburban and rural, this area is best known for a mixed-use development called The Glen.
Located in Cook County, this Chicago suburb is a desirable community for many families, young professionals, and retirees looking for a quiet retreat that’s still close to the city.
Loaded with plenty of popular restaurants, coffee shops, shopping malls, and bars, Glenville is also home to The Glen, a 1,121-acre development of residential homes, offices, and shopping, as well as a movie theater and The Glen Town Center. Built on the former Glenview Naval Air Base, The Glen also includes a lake, soccer fields, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, two golf courses, and a museum.
New construction abounds in this suburb, and home styles range from modest single-family residences to townhomes popular with young families.
What to Love
- Great school system
- Charming developments throughout
- Plenty of restaurants and a popular Town Center offer residents plenty of amenities
People & Lifestyle
Home to nearly 50,000 people, Glenview’s median age is 45, and its highly rated school system indicates the community is popular and desirable for families. Several retirement communities attract an empty-nester population as well.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
A variety of restaurants are located in Glenview. Local favorites include Wildfire
, a chain serving steak, chops, and seafood; Cafe Lucci
, which offers carefully sourced regional Italian specialties; and Yard House
, a high-end sports bar with an extensive menu of new American fare and draft beers.
Things to Do
Nature abounds in Glenview, and residents spend a lot of time outdoors. At the Chicago Botanic Garden, guests can view a variety of different plant species, while The Grove offers opportunities to walk through a range of nature trails rich in flora and fauna.
Skokie Lagoons boast 894 acres of nature preserve, while the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area offers immersive activities like painting, drawing, art, photography, music, literature, and film.
For families, the Kohl Children's Museum has plenty of multi-sensory experiences perfect for children 10 and under.
Glenview is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Henking Elementary School, K-5
- Westbrook Elementary School, K-5
- Lyon Elementary School, K-5
- Hoffman Elementary School, K-5
- Glen Grove Elementary School, K-5
- Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, K-5
- Attea Middle School, 6-8
- Springman Middle School, 6-8