Glenview maintains a smaller population compared to inner-Chicago suburbs, and yet still boasts a remarkably diverse demographic. 

Welcome to Glenview

Settlers in this family-friendly village are granted the best of urban living alongside a colorful history and a quieter lifestyle

Flush with verdant landscapes, tree-lined streets, and peaceful neighborhoods, the Village of Glenview sits inland from Lake Michigan, just 20 miles north of Chicago. Glenview maintains a smaller population compared to inner-Chicago suburbs, and yet still boasts a remarkably diverse demographic. 
The village is surprisingly hip for its small-town feel, and its incorporation in 1899 means that Glenview retains a great, rich history. Subdivisions separate locals from the bustle of busy intersections and new developments, and the village’s close proximity to Chicago O’Hare International Airport — just 22 minutes south — allows for easy travel.
The housing market in Glenview is saturated with incredible finds, from mid-century gems to newer-construction townhomes within walking distance of everything. Custom-build, contemporary homes are popping up in serene neighborhoods, while a solid number of multimillion-dollar estates and executive homes populate highly coveted neighborhoods. Styles can range from Cape Cod and resplendent French Colonial to traditional brick. 

What to Love

  • Diverse real estate market with variety in style, price, and size
  • Close to natural escapes and city amenities alike
  • Prodigious schools, many of which are among the best in state

Local Lifestyle

Glenview is known for its comfortable environment, in which kids can prosper at the excellent schools and locals still have a plethora of entertainment at their fingertips. Surrounded by swaths of the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Glenview is a wonderful hometown for outdoor enthusiasts, offering everything from golf courses and parks to historic farms.

Dining, Entertainment, Shopping

An outdoor shopping center and multi-use development, Glen Tower Center is often thought of as the pulse of Glenview. Boutique retailers and upscale salons create an environment perfect for pampering; whether that means attending a Pure Barre class and sweating out the day’s stresses or freshening up your look with the services at Gordon Salon. Glen Tower Center is also ripe with delectable restaurants, such as Yard House. As a high-end version of a classic sports bar, Yard House brags an impressive beer menu of craft and local brews along with its array of innovative dishes.
Outside of Glen Tower Center, shoppers can check out the finds at Glen Gate. Suited for meeting day-to-day needs, Glen Gate has a convenient collection of grocers, banks, and lifestyle services. A mere 10 minutes north — right next to Trader Joe’s — is the Walker Bros. Original Pancake House. A retro-cool interior is a signature facet of this local chain, and diners rave over the signature apple pancakes and thick-cut bacon.

Things to Do

Grab some fresh air by traveling to the Historic Wagner Farm, the last remnant of the original Wagner Farm established in the 1850s. Now, Historic Wagner Farm comprises nearly 20 acres of history-meets-education, and visitors here can get a glimpse of farm life throughout the ages. The farm also hosts special annual events, like the Family Halloween affair that entertains with a haunted barn, wagon rides, and pumpkin games. 
Visiting Flick Park is a beautiful complement to a day spent at Wagner Farm, particularly for families with children. Abundant amenities here include pickleball courts, an aquatics facility, a large playground, and several sports spaces for football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. Indoor fun is available at the Kohl Children’s Museum, replete with interactive learning exhibits for budding learners.


Glenview is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Henking Elementary School, PK & K-2, well-rated public elementary school
  • Willowbrook Elementary School, PK & K-12, highly rated public elementary school
  • Glenbrook South High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school ranked #10 in the state of Illinois
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