Welcome to Glenview

A robust Downtown and show-stopping, upscale properties have allowed this quaint village to excel as one of North Shore’s brightest communities.
The undeniably appealing village of Glenview sits between the coastal town of Winnetka and Mount Prospect, brimming with family-friendly amenities. Its proximity to the city of Chicago — a mere 20-minute drive away — puts all the best big-city conveniences right at residents’ fingertips while they enjoy the peace of the suburban living.
Incorporated in 1899, Glenview radiates with the kind of historic charm that makes small-towns feel so special. The village’s agrarian roots quickly blossomed into suburban development after WWII, when droves of affluent families began migrating from Chicago and into the quieter North Shore area. Glenview was also notably once the location for the Naval Air Station Glenview and retains a strong military history. 
Glenview’s residential real estate market is well-known for its stately, million-dollar homes and large estates, as well as its architectural diversity. Built throughout the century, houses in Glenview range from opulent, two-story Colonial properties set on private lanes to grand, modern farmhouses decked out in all the finest luxury accoutrements. 

What to Love

  • Just 15 miles from the Chicago Loop
  • Incredible park districts and a plethora of open space
  • The bustling central commercial district

Local Lifestyle 

From shopping the scenic streets of The Glen Town Center to diving into Glenview’s heritage at one of the many historic sites, the residents of Glenview are able to explore every facet of their quaint town with ease. Glenview is ranked as a top-notch town in which to raise children, earned through its premier schools and bounty of public resources. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Tucked between the verdant Gallery Park and the serene fairways of the Glenview Prairie Club sits Glenview’s dynamic commercial and entertainment hub: The Glen. With its bevy of boutiques and familiar chains, fitness facilities and spas, and upscale restaurants, The Glen has perfected the art of creating a live, work, play environment. 
Here in this village-like setting, visitors can encounter an array of fantastic eats, including restaurants like the quintessential, classy steakhouse: Yardhouse. A menu of craft beers and made-from-scratch, globally-inspired dishes. Só Bella Cucina is the go-to for classic, authentic Italian fare, paired with a delightful, curated selection of wines. 
Starbucks at The Glen ensures that visitors can start their mornings off right. Freshly pulled espresso provides the base for signature lattes and cappuccinos, and nothing is better on a balmy summer day than the company’s famed Frappuccinos. In need of a sweet treat after shopping? The on-site Ben and Jerry’s has every flavor of ice cream imaginable to satisfy those decadent cravings. 

Things to Do

First and foremost among its many attributes, Glenview is revered for its well-maintained park district and plenitude of picturesque public parks. Outfitted with amenities to foster a strong sense of community, locations such as Gallery Park maintain recreation centers, walking and biking trails, sports fields and courts, and playgrounds. Gallery Park is also known for its dazzling lake, which is popular for fishing and boating excursions. 
Other notable facilities include the Glenview Park Golf Club, which has one of the area’s finest 18-hole courses. Spread out over gently sloping greens and dotted with towering, mature trees, the course is suitable for all skill levels and provides a verdant escape from the bustle of day-to-day life for all of its visitors. 


Glenview is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Springman Middle School, 6-8, a highly-ranked middle school
  • Glenbrook North High School, a highly-rated public high school ranked among the top 10 in the state
  • Glenbrook South High School, 9-12, a highly-rated public high school ranked among the top 10 best in Illinois

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