Glenview was established around the 1870s and was populated with distinct personalities, cultures, and values.

Welcome to Glenview

An established community with luxury homes and many parks and golf courses

Glenview is a small Illinois town located about 20 miles northwest of Chicago. Residents can drive into Chicago in less than 40 minutes or take advantage of the Amtrak train at Chicago Union Station and get into the city in 20 minutes. It is surrounded by other thriving communities like Morton Grove, Northfield, Mt. Prospect, and Prospect Heights.
Glenview was established around the 1870s and was populated with distinct personalities, cultures, and values. The community was originally a Victorian Era estate and has been preserved to resemble the original structure. It is a charming, town-like suburb in the northwest portion of the city with luxury and exclusive communities and high-end living amenities. The homes in Glenview reflect the area's wealth, culture, and beauty. Many of the homes in Glenview also have views of small nearby lakes, ponds, and parks, which are a great asset to the area.

What to Love

  • Beautiful parks, open spaces, and golf courses
  • Luxury homes and exclusive neighborhoods
  • Easy access to Chicago
  • Public transportation

Local Lifestyle

Glenview, in Cook County, is an affluent community in the suburbs of Chicago. The community has many beautiful mansions, large parks, and excellent schools. Its location is central to the Chicago area and is a quick commute to the Loop and the rest of the city. It's also a great place to have a family, run a business, and enjoy a quality lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Glenview has many fabulous shopping and dining options. The Glen Town Center is a charming, walkable area with many shops and dining options. There are also fun activities like Dee’s Place, where locals can eat soul food and enjoy live music and karaoke, and Color Me Mine, an art studio that hosts events and parties. Some shops in The Glen include Apricot Lane, Evereve, and Jos. A Bank, and more.

Wildfire is an upscale steak and seafood restaurant in a warm, modern-day 1940s-style dinner club setting. Jibek Jolu is a beautifully designed eatery with hints of wood, glass, leather, and bronze and serves a wide range of cuisine. Egg Harbor Café is a casual diner that serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch with taste and creative ingredients.

Things to Do

One of the best things to do in Glenview is explore the area. There are many beautiful parks and gardens that are a great place to spend a pleasant afternoon. The Glenview Park District encompasses more than 25 parks and facilities with activities and experiences. Tall Trees Park is a beautiful open space for leisure activities; it offers a playground, a basketball court, a baseball backstop, and is dog-friendly. Flick Outdoor Aquatic Center is a memberships-only park that offers a kiddie pool, a diving well, slides, and more. Glenview Park Golf Club is an 18-hole course with scenic hills and natural topography. It also has a clubhouse, golf shop, and quality rental equipment.

The Grove is a nationally and locally recognized nature preserve with more than 150 acres of land and diverse wildlife. The park has a beautiful gothic revival home, the Kennicott House, an educational center, and a blacksmith shop.


Glenview School District 34 is a National Blue Ribbon award-winner with four teachers who hold the prestigious Chicago-area Golden Apple Award. The public system serves kindergarten through eighth-grade students in Glenview. Glenbrook High School District 225 serves high school students in Glenview.

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