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Glenview - A mecca for those seeking some urban living sprinkled into their suburbia. Enjoy all the fun and convenience of a multitude of restaurants, shops and entertainment while out, yet find space, safety and quietude at home. Located just 16 miles from downtown Chicago and 11 miles from O’Hare International Airport, Glenview features several distinct retail areas (Downtown proper/Swainwood, the Glen and Willow Festival) that can provide an in-town living experience for residents . A sprawling oasis in metro Chicago, residents stay connected with excellent commuting options and every resource imaginable within the city boundaries.
Add in abundant recreation, top notch schools and a hometown feel, and Glenview emerges as a top choice for suburban living!
Glenview By the Numbers
Population - 47,258
Median Age - 45.5
Average Home Sales Price $660,130
Units Sold for 2019 - 516
Average Household Income - $110,402
Glenview, a larger town than one might realize, has 14 square miles within its borders and almost 48,000 residents. What might be even more surprising is the fact that 6 elementary school districts service Glenview elementary students and 3 high school districts educate its teen population. The vast majority of homes fall within D34 but we will cover them all!
District 34 consists of three K-2 schools: Henking, Lyon and Westbrook. Henking services students in the south-central part of the town, generally south of Lake and Glenview Roads, oncluding Countryside. Lyon accommodates the central portion of Glenview, including Swainwood, Glen Oak Acres. Glenayre Estates, Golf Acres and Canterbury Park. Westbrook covers the area to the north, covering all of The Glen. For grades 3-5, Henking students attend Hoffman, Lyon kids head to Pleasant Ridge and Westbrook students head to Glen Grove. From there, D34 students head to one of two junior high's for 6-8 grades: Attea or Springman. D34 is not able to offer a full-day kindergarten so families often seek enrichment opportunities such as Wesley (held at Pleasant Ridge School), KinderQuest, North Shore Montessori, Glenview Methodist, or seek full day kindergarten programs at one of the many excellent provate schools such as Glenview New Church, OLPH, St Catherine Laboure, Creme de la Creme, or Christian Heritage Academy. Alongside nurturing academic instruction, the schools offer resources for students such as interscholastic and intramural sports and clubs. Here is the Illinois State Report Card for Glenview Schools.
Although the majority of the village of Glenview is in the Glenbrook South High School attendance area, some homes south of Central Road are in the Maine High School District. The village of Golf attends Glenbrook South High School. There is a small section of Glenview that feeds into the nationally-recognized New Trier High School, located in neighboring Winnetka, Illinois. It is section east of Harms road and North of Central. Here’s the Profile of Glenbrook South High School’s Class of 2019 and some additional statistics about the 2019 class.
From Debate Team to Basketball, each grade school offers a diverse collection of extracurricular and after school activities. The school’s PTA/PTO website should provide further details about these programs. Additional activities can be found at the Glenview Park District. Some private operators for sports teams include: Football (Northshore Trevians), Baseball (Glenview Baseball Association), Soccer (AYSO, District 362). Links to all the youth sports leagues - softball, hockey, to name a few - options can be found here.
Several excellent private schools in the area service K-8 students. These include Baker Demonstation School, North Shore Country Day, and Faith, Hope and Charity. For high school, Loyola Academy, North Shore Country Day and Regina Dominican offer additional top-notch educational opportunities.
The Glenview- Chicago Commute
Residents have many options for their daily commute. While most residents work out of Chicago, many also work in the adjacent northwestern suburbs, home to several major corporate headquarters.
There are 3 Glenview train stations that service the Glenview area: Glen/N.Glenview, Glenview, and Golf - all three stops are part of the Milwaukee North to Fox Lake (MD-N) line. The ride to downtown is approximately 32 minutes. Many residents live within walking distance of the train station as well. Weekend and monthly passes are available. Visit www.metrarail.com for train schedules and details.
Pace Bus service is available to the city as well as to neighboring communities. Many of the area high school students prefer to use Pace for their school transportation needs.
Many residents choose to drive the approximate 24miles in and out of the city for work. In warmer weather, cyclist enthusiasts can follow the Green Bay Trail along the lakefront and bike to work! Utilizing the city’s extensive biking resources like the McDonald’s Cycle Center (parking, service and shower facilities), as well as the city’s vast network of bike lanes and racks, cycling to work has never been more enjoyable or easier.
Glenview has three public options for the golf enthusiast: The Glenview Park Golf , Glenview Prairie Club, and The Glen. Or become a member at one of the 3 private golf clubs located in Glenview: North Shore Country Club, The Glenview Country Club, or Valley Lo Club. All of which provide delicious dining, golf, tennis, swimming, and other activities.
Discover 853 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland and open space, including over 600 acres owned by the park district and 223 acres leased, made available for public use through intergovernmental cooperative agreement with the Village of Glenview and local school districts. Each park had its own link and can be found here:
During the winter, Glenview transforms into a winter wonderland! Outdoor skating (both figure and hockey) are available at the several parks listed here. Indoor skating rink options include the Glenview Ice Center and North Shore Ice Arena.
Glenview Fine Arts
Glenview School of Arts offers art classes for children and young adults. Classes provide a fun and positive atmosphere for children to learn the basic principles of art and to build a strong foundation in art. The young adult and high school programs focus on preparing the student's art portfolio for college and beyond. As the portfolio is essential for any artist, we encourage our students to develop the strongest and most varied portfolio possible. The portfolio showcases talent and individual growth.
The Glenview Art League provides art classes for children and young adults. Classes provide a fun and positive atmosphere for children to learn the basic principles of art and to build a strong foundation in art.
Music Institute of Chicago (located in Winnetka and Evanston) is one of the oldest and most respected music schools in the nation. If your child wants to play in the #1 orchestra in Illinois, they can audition for the Midwest Youth Artist Conservatory or MYAC (located in Highwood). The MYAC was named the 2019 Youth Orchestra of the Year by the Illinois Orchestra Association. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, in nearby Skokie, is a world class center hosting many of the hottest live performing acts in the country. For outdoor music, Ravinia Park is legendary. Only a brief train ride (and a packed picnic lunch complete with wine) separates Wilmette residents from a night of al fresco dining under twinkling stars while enjoying live musical performances to the likes of Sting, Train and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Of course, a trip to the city or to downtown Evanston opens a whole host of other recreation and entertainment options.
Glenview has an abundance of options for those who love to dine. There are two main districts for dining: downtown Glenview and the Glen but there are endless options everywhere to be found in Glenview. Here is a selection from the amazing options in Glenview:
Have you hopped on the ramen bandwagon or just craving sushi or Asian food? There are countless options: Gangnam Ramen, Jurang Korean, Manooben Japanese, Maru Sushi, Mozu Sushi & Izakaya, Nobori Sushi, North Point Chopsticks, Paik's Noodles, Sakura Sushi & Hibachi Grill, SGD Dong Korean, Chinatown Kitchen, Szechwan North, Thai Inbox, and Blufish
Decisions, decisions, just to make it more difficult for you to decide, here are more equally amazing choices: Adam's Kabob's Siunik American Grill, Hackney's on Lake and Hackney's on Harms, Masushla Brewing Co, Valley Lodge, on and Cafe Lucci, Course Italian, Ewa's Pierogi, Jasper's Cafe, Johnny's Kitchen & Tap, Sweet Ali's Gluten Free Bakery, and Wild Pita Mediterranean Grill.
Believe it not, this is not a complete list of all the restaurants in Glenview but a very good representation of your choices. Bon appétit!!
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