Glenview

Exclusive residential enclave

Welcome to Glenview

 

The Village of Glenview is a terrific Chicago suburb rich in history and culture. It is nestled between forest preserves to the west and east, making Glenview an ideal place for people that like to be surrounded by nature. 

 

Many residents in Glenview's neighborhoods share a sense of community and have their own neighborhood events. For instance, downtown neighborhoods are known for extravagant Halloween decorations. Some even create mini haunted houses for local trick-or-treaters to enjoy. Other neighborhoods have book clubs and block parties. 

 

The experience of living in Glenview can differ depending on where someone lives. For example, some neighborhoods are quieter and do not have sidewalks, so they seem more rural. Others are close to downtown and are more lively. 

 

Downtown neighborhoods have more activity around them. There are upscale condominiums, townhomes, and houses there. Residents living downtown are close to the library and many businesses. They are also close to the Metra station, which offers the convenience of an easy commute to the city.

 

One community called the Enclave is in the Grove. It is an exclusive gated neighborhood full of luxury homes. Another desired area is the Glen. It is a mixed-use space with an enchanting, walkable town square filled with shops, a park with a lake, and a golf course. The luxurious homes along the fairway are the most sought-after residences in the Glen. 

 

What to Love

 

  • Parks and amenities
  • Shops and restaurants
  • Easy commute

 

Local Lifestyle

 

Retirees, families, and professionals call Glenview home. There are many long-term residents and close-knit communities. Glenview’s suburban atmosphere attracts people who like the town's family feel and the amenities of life in the suburbs. 

 

Residents in Glenview get to experience all four seasons. Summers are warm but mild, and fall is a beautiful time with all the leaves changing colors. Winters are cold and usually involve snowfall, but children have a fantastic time building snowmen and riding their sleds.  

 

Some areas of the village, like downtown and the Glen, are pedestrian-friendly. Other regions are less walkable, but places are a short drive away with plenty of green spaces to walk or ride bicycles. The town has public transportation, but most residents have a car to run errands or get to points of interest. 

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 

Many shops and restaurants can be found downtown, like Gusto Italiano Restaurant. This upscale eatery serves delicious Italian fare in a cozy, romantic setting. Wildfire is a little uptown. It has a great ambiance and mouthwatering steaks and seafood. Cafe Lucci is not far from downtown. It is in an unusual location, but it has superb Italian cuisine. The cafe is great for a romantic date or just a terrific meal. 

 

The retail section of the Glen is called Glen Town Center. It is an open-air mall with lovely tree-lined streets, wide sidewalks with benches, fountains, and a garden-like landscape. Jibek Jolu is one of the trendy restaurants there. It has a sophisticated vibe and tasty internationally-inspired cuisine. 

 

Things to Do

 

Glenview is full of activity. People come from all over to go to the Kohl Children’s Museum. Toddlers to children aged 10 have fun at the exhibits. The experience is hands-on and is a unique learning atmosphere. The Historic Wagner Farm is another great place for kids. The preserved homestead is 18 acres of fun and education. Kids can milk cows, see animals, and discover rural farm life. 

 

The Grove has 145 acres of prairie land for preservation and education. Visitors can tour the historic Kennicott House and Redfield Estate, complete with some furnishings original to the homes. There is a greenhouse, a nature center, and acres of mature oak trees and wetlands. 

 

Gallery Park at the Glen was once a Navel Air Station. Today it has a lake with paved walking and biking trails. There is an amphitheater for summer concerts, a golf club, a swimming pool, playgrounds, and tennis courts. It also has an active senior center, a children’s garden, and more. 

 

Schools

 

Glenview is part of several school districts, depending on the neighborhood. Glenview Public School District 34, Avoca School District 37, Northbrook Glenview School District 30, and East Maine School District 63. A few of the schools are listed below. 

 

Overview for Glenview, IL

48,150 people live in Glenview, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $70,217. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,150

Total Population

46 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$70,217

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Glenview, IL

Glenview has 18,406 households, with an average household size of 2.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Glenview do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 48,150 people call Glenview home. The population density is 3,439 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

48,150

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46

Median Age

48.07 / 51.93%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
18,406

Total Households

2.58

Average Household Size

$70,217

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Glenview, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Glenview. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Avoca West Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Lyon Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
4/5
Open Arms Christian Child Development Center
PRIVATE
K - 1st
No rating available
Creme De La Creme Glenview
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Glen Grove Elementary School
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
5/5
Henking Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Glenbrook Evening High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Catherine Laboure School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Hoffman Elementary School
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
4/5
Henry Winkelman Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Evanston Day School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Knowledge Beginnings
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Springman Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Westbrook Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Attea Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Willowbrook Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Glenbrook South High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Glenbrook Off-Campus Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Glenview New Church School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Gertruge B Nielsen Child Care & Learning Center
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
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