Welcome to Glenview
A vibrant suburb surrounded by nature
Glenview is a charming village about 15 miles northwest of Chicago. This quaint village is full of acres of forest, lovely homes and architecture, and plenty of fun attractions. Residents can have the best of both worlds. They can enjoy the peaceful neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the proximity to local highways and commuter trains provides easy access to the downtown areas.
Glenview is primarily residential, with townhomes and single-family houses, perfect for individuals and families alike. It is known for Glen Town Center,
which is an exciting shopping center with a variety of stores. The historical neighborhoods in Glenview preserve the architecture and practices of colonial times.
What to Love
Glenview is a flourishing and lively community that carries itself with success and style. As one of Chicago’s premier suburbs, this neighborhood is flush with amenities and attractions to bring residents and businesses together. The rich history of Glenview creates strong bonds throughout the community. Residents can enjoy a trip to one of the many exciting museums or take a stroll through a beautiful nature trail.
Dining, Entertainment and Shopping
Glen Town Center
is Glenview’s most popular shopping center, and it’s your one-stop-shop for all your retail needs. This lifestyle center hosts dozens of specialty stores, restaurants, and even a movie theater. If you need a new television, kitchen appliance, stereo system, or anything in between, Abt Appliances and Electronics
is the place for you. Abt Appliances is the largest independently-owned appliance retailer in the United States, so you are bound to find something to pique your interest.
Glenview not only has plenty of great places to shop, but it also has countless delicious restaurants. If you’re a pancake lover, Elly’s Pancake House
is your new breakfast spot. They serve different flavors of delicious pancakes along with waffles, French toast, and other breakfast staples. Dee’s Place
is a casual dining restaurant and bar that serves high-quality, homemade soul food that is sure to please. In addition to the delectable food, Dee’s Place also hosts live music and events to support local artists.
After a satisfying meal, you can enjoy an exciting play or musical at the Oil Lamp Theater
. This theater is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the art of traditional theater. The Oil Lamp Theater puts on a different production to over 10,000 patrons each year and serves their famous complimentary cookies and drinks.
Things to Do
Glenview has over 800 acres of park districts and outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy. Gallery Park
is the largest community park in Glenview with nearly 150 acres of land and outdoor areas. This site has tennis courts, walking paths, playgrounds, and a lake where patrons can sail their boats. Gallery Park also offers health and fitness programs for adults and children to enjoy.
The historic Wagner Farm
is both a booming farmer’s market and an educational experience designed to preserve the agricultural history of Glenview. You can browse the stalls for homegrown crops and artisan products and attend special events to learn about agriculture's important role in our society.
For a more luxurious outdoor experience, Glenview residents can delight in a thrilling round of golf at The Glen Club
. Situated on the former site of a Naval Air Station, the Glen Club features gorgeous rolling hills and tranquil lakes bordered by the Chicago skyline. The facility also offers a magnificent clubhouse with fine dining options, a splendid ballroom, and other corporate amenities.
Glenview is rich in culture and history, and there are many museums to educate and entertain. The Kohl Children’s Museum
has engaging exhibits for children to explore their creativity. Many spaces mimic everyday occupations, so children can pretend to be doctors, chefs, astronauts, and more. Other exhibits serve to educate children about science, such as the solar system and the properties of water.
Glenview is served by School District 34.