Glenview, 20 miles north of the Loop, has often been singled out for its desirable schools, wealth of businesses, parks and lovely homes. Glenview is a spacious and quiet residential community with tree-lined streets and an award winning school system and park district. Wise planning, careful zoning, proximity to the Loop and O'Hare Airport and a wide variety of homes in every price range have helped make this Village one of the most popular communities on the North Shore. Founded in 1850 as a farming community, the Village was incorporated in 1899 with a population of 315. Glenview today boasts controlled growth with a flourishing commercial base which keeps tax rates low.
Glenview is home to one of the most exciting recent developments on the North Shore - The redevelopment of Glenview Naval Air Station into "The Glen". The Glen is a vibrant community of single family and multiple family homes with its own shopping center and schools near downtown Glenview. It is also home to "The Glen Club", a nationally recognized golf course at the Glen.
The Glenview Park District operates parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, softball fields, basketball courts and "The Grove," an 82-acre nature preserve. The district also offers a wide range of classes and programs.
Homes in Glenview feature a variety of styles and prices.
Glenview has had a high school, a junior high and an elementary school recognized by the National Excellence in Education award. Elementary students attend school districts 30, 31, 34, 37, 63 and 65. The majority of Glenview's teenage students attend Glenbrook South High School in district 225,one of the most highly rated schools in greater Chicago. Some of Glenview's students attend New Trier High School in district 203, or Maine East High School in district 207.
Glenview is located between the Edens Expressway (I-94)and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). Drive time to the Loop is 30 minutes. Rail commuters may board the train at the recently renovated Glenview station for a 35-minute trip to the Loop. O'Hare Airport is a 20-minute drive, and Midway is 55 minutes away. Metra rail commuters reach the Loop in 35 minutes. Bus service is available.