Glenview Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Illinois
Located just 17 miles north of Chicago's Loop and just a few miles from Lake Michigan, Glenview is a great place to raise a family, a beautiful place to live and an excellent place to do business. Originally known as South Northfield, then as North Branch and then Oak Glen, the city became Glen View in 1878 and became a city that has continued to grow and prosper. First inhabited by the Winnebago Indian tribe, Glenview was incorporated on June 17, 1899. Waukegan and Glenview Roads used to serve as the Indian Trails created by the early settlers.
Home to more than 42,000 residents, Glenview is reputed to have desirable schools and beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods. Glenview is the only village in Illinois to have a high school, junior high school and elementary school all receive the Department of Education's "National Excellence in Education" award. In addition to an excellent school system, the Glenview Park District boasts an 82-acre natural preserve called "The Grove." Kennicott Grove, a National Historic Landmark that was the homestead of Dr. John Kennicott. Wagner Farm also brings a bit of history to the area as one of the last working farms in Cook County.
Glenview real estate features an incredible mix of styles and home prices offering everything from affordable country cottages for sale to luxurious English style estate homes.