Glenview has much to offer its residents, providing the perfect balance for work and play. The village has great parks and beautiful country clubs, and is a short commute away from Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago.
Glenview is located 17 miles north of Chicago, six miles west of Lake Michigan, and inside the Tri-State/Edens Beltway. Neighboring villages include Wilmette, Skokie, Morton Grove, Northfield, and Des Plaines.
Early records indicate that the Winnebago inhabited the lands of northern Illinois until the 1833 Treaty of Chicago. Settlers began to move to the area in the 1830s, and coexisted peacefully with the remaining natives. Glenview became a prosperous farming community.
After the Great Chicago Fire, the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad laid tracks through the center of Glenview, leading to greater prosperity and mobility for the Glenview residents. In 1899, Glenview was incorporated with a population of just 351.
Glenview was home to a U.S. Naval base and training center during the Second World War. The base trained 17,000 pilots by wars end, and continued to operate until 1995. The former Naval base has been converted into homes, a hub for commerce, and The Glen Town Center.
There are 17,700 housing units in Glenview for an average density of 1,270 unites per square mile. The community of Glenview continues to grow substantially over the years, and in doing so has made room for an array of properties, each with their own unique style. From apartments to large properties, this neighborhood has it all!
There are many options for getting around Glenview. I-94 borders the eastern edge of Glenview for easy access to Gurnee or Wisconsin to the north, and Chicago to the south. The Tri-State Tollway, I-294, borders Glenview’s western boundaries. Highway 14 is only a short distance south of Glenview, and Illinois 43 divides Glenview on its north to south route.
Glenview has a long history with the railroads, and maintains two stations on the Milwaukee District North Line. PACE Suburban Bus Service also serves Glenview with routes 210, 422, and 423.
Glenview is served by many public and private schools, offering classes from preschool to 12th grade. East Maine School District 63, Avoca School District 37, Glenview School District 34, Northbrook | Glenview School District 30, and Northfield Township School District 225 operate schools within the village boundaries of Glenview.
Poko Loko Early Learning Center (PK-K) 300 Waukegan Rd (847) 729-4433
Childrens Lund (PK-K) 1814 Waukegan Rd (847) 998-9358
Glenview Community Nursery School 1000 Elm St (847) 729-1440
St David's Nursery School 2410 Glenview Rd (847) 724-7841
Children's Corner Learning Center 2682 Golf Rd (847) 998-1819
Glenview Methodist Preschool 727 Harlem Ave (847) 729-3606
Wesley Child Care Center 727 Harlem Ave (847) 729-0184
Glenview Knowledge Beginnings 2401 Compass Rd (847) 729-0204
Hand In Hand Learning Land 2410 Bel Air Dr (847) 657-0887
Champions 1919 Landwehr Rd (847) 229-1258
Creme de la Creme Glenview (K) 2401 Patriot Blvd (847) 729-7420
Henking Elementary School (PK-2) 2941 Linneman St (847) 998-5035
Westbrook Elementary School (PK-2) 1333 Greenwood Rd (847) 998-5055
Lyon Elementary School (PK-2) 1335 Waukegan Rd (847) 998-5045
Hoffman Elementary School (3-5) 2000 Harrison St (847) 998-5040
Glen Grove Elementary School (3-5) 3900 Glenview Rd (847) 998-5030
Pleasant Ridge Elementary (3-5) 1730 Sunset Ridge Rd (847) 998-5050
Willowbrook Elementary School (PK-5) 2500 Happy Hollow Rd (847) 498-1090
Washington Elementary School (PK-6) 2710 Golf Rd (847) 965-4780
Glenbrook Montessori (PK-K) 3217 Springdale Ave (847) 503-9009
Avoca West Elementary School (K-5) 235 Beech Dr (847) 724-6800
Henry Winkelman Elementary (K-5) 1919 Landwehr Rd (847) 729-5650
Attea Middle School 2500 Chestnut Ave (847) 486-7700
Springman Middle School 2701 Central Rd (847) 998-5020
Glenview New Church School (PK-8) 74 Park Dr (847) 724-0057
Glenbrook South High School (9-12) 4000 West Lake Ave (847) 729-2000
Glenbrook Evening High School (9-12) 1835 Landwehr Rd (847) 486-4709
Glenbrook Off-Campus Center (9-12) 1835 Landwehr Rd (847) 486-5700
Adolescent Day School (6-12) 3633 W Lake Ave (847) 486-8692
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (PK-8) 1123 Church St (847) 724-6990
Saint Catherine Labouré (PK-8) 3425 Thornwood Ave (847) 724-2240
Glenview is an active village with a lively nightlife. Late night establishments are easy to have a great time at with their excellent customer service, wholesome foods, and extraordinary beverages. Visit the Glenview House for their wide selection of beers and whiskies, and stay for the fresh, local, and organic meals.
Flight Wine Bar has served customers at their Glen Town Center location for eight years, with professionally prepared meals and a thorough selection of wines. Hold a private party on their premises or join their exclusive wine club.
Meier’s Tavern has been in the same location since the prohibition era, and continues to sell tasty bar food and satisfying drinks. DAB is always on tap, a great dive bar to drop in on any night of the week. Bring cash, as cards are politely declined.
The Glen Town Center was once the location of an expansive US Naval base. Today, The Glen is one of Glenview’s most exciting destinations. Golf 18 holes at the Glen Club, or nine holes at Gallery Park and Park Center. Play at the new constructed $25 million recreation center, or shop until you drop at Jos A. Banks, Dicks Sporting Goods or Zales, to name a few destinations. Take a date to your favorite restaurant and experience a movie at the 10-screen Crown Theater.
Glenview Park Golf Club also offers 18 holes, paddle tennis, and lessons for juveniles and adults.
North Shore Country Club has a long history in Glenview. In fact, they’ve hosted events since 1928. Members also enjoy racquetball and swimming during the summer months. Enjoy a night of live entertainment with the Glenview Theatre Guild. A staple since 1974, the Guild presents quality live theatre and often holds public auditions. Join the community for a show or perform as a cast member in the next musical production.
Jölane’s (1100 Milwaukee Ave., 847-375-6986)
Jölane was an immigrant in early 20th century who began her life in America with little more than the clothes on her back. Through hard work and strong determination, she made the American dream a reality. Jölane’s restaurant honors her life by serving quality contemporary cuisine with a European flair. Enjoy your favorite offering with a glass of wine in the welcoming dining room or the outdoor conservatory.
Hackney’s (1514 E. Lake Ave., 847-724-7171)
Jack and Bebe Hackney opened a backyard burger and beer stand in the 1920s during the prohibition. The Masterson family bought the enterprise in 1939 and has been serving the public great food and beer ever since. Try their specialty, hamburgers on rye and delicious onion rings.
Walker Brothers Pancake House (1615 N Waukegan Rd., 847-724-0220)
USA Today voted the Walker Brothers Pancake House one of the top ten pancake houses in the nation! They’ve been serving breakfast for 50 years and have become famous for their apple pancakes, thick bacon, and freshly squeezed orange juice. Enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch or stop by during the week for a fulfilling breakfast before work.
The Annual Glenview Summer Festival is held every June/July in Glenview. Vendors will display their merchandise, restaurants will serve their finest and tastiest creations, live music will be on stage, and artists will offer their crafts to the public. Glenview Summer Fest is always a great time with fun activities for kids and great entertainment for adults.
The Glenview Park District is open to all lovers of sports and the outdoors. The district maintains 26 parks and 13 school grounds over 848 acres of land and water. You can play ball, take your dog to special parks for pets, swim, or play disc golf at Community Park West. Visit the park map and see which facility is right for you.
The Grove National Historic Landmark was once the home of Dr. Kennicott, who settled the land in 1836. The Kennicott’s were vital to Glenview’s development and contributed greatly to American culture. Today, the Grove exists as a 135-acre prairie land preserve. The magnificent Redfield Estate in The Grove is a popular venue for weddings and special celebrations.
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