The Cambridge neighborhood in The Glen (Glenview, Illinois) has the most diverse array of luxury home types among the various Glen neighborhoods. You’ll find single family homes, townhomes, duplexes, and two-flats.
The Glen is an upscale residential and retail development on the grounds of the former Naval Air Station Glenview. It has 1,255 homes in nine neighborhoods, excluding senior, rental, and Navy housing. The Glen is known as the premier lifestyle community on Chicagoland’s North Shore. It offers scores of shops, boutiques, restaurants, parks, two golf courses (including The Glen Club’s championship course designed by Tom Fazio), a movie theater, spa, health club, art gallery, and Kohl Children’s Museum.
Cambridge Homes (by Richard J. Brown) was the developer of the Cambridge neighborhood which was completed 12 years ago. It is located along Patriot Boulevard on the west, West Lake Avenue on the south, and Lily Lane on the east. Or, put another way, it is conveniently located between Glen Town Center (The Glen’s retail masterpiece) and the new North Glenview Metra Station.
279 stunning homes make up this development, and the breakdown by home type follows:
- 104, traditional single family homes
- 19, estate-style single family homes
- 35, duplexes
- 13, two-flats
- 108, townhomes
Violet Street is the development’s “main street” running between Mint Lane and Lily Lane; and it offers the greatest variety of homes within Cambridge. There are 68 homes on Violet. 38 are red brick townhomes (12 of which are end units), 8 are duplexes, and 22 are detached homes. Of the single family home’s 10 are the large estate models.
My personal favorites in Cambridge are the Rockwellian bungalows with comfortable front porches, cozy yards, and white picket fences. They are picture perfect properties like you would see in old Saturday Evening Post magazines of days gone by.
Home prices in Cambridge range from the high $300,000’s for townhomes to about a million dollars for the large estate homes. If you may be interested in living in Cambridge – or anywhere in The Glen – please contact me at 847-401-1802. I am a longtime Glen homeowner and an award winning Realtor specializing in Glen properties.
Margaret Ludemann, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.